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Recruitment #18-000598-0002




This position is with the Maryland Department of General Services, Facilities Operations and Maintenance Division, located at 301 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. 

Main Purpose of Job

This position performs electrical work, to include functions such as preventive maintenance, inspections, troubleshooting, repair, installation, and rebuilding and upgrading of equipment, buildings, and facilities of Baltimore Public Buildings and Grounds. This position will serve as the complex on-site expert and will advise management regarding all electrical matters.

The employee selected for this position will be designated as a Level II employee and will be required to attend and successfully complete the appropriate asbestos safety and health training as required by Executive Order 01.01.1987.22.

This is an emergency essential classification subject to emergency release procedures. Employees in this classification must be willing and available for duty at such hours, day or night, and are required to remain or report for duty at such hours as needed to maintain the continuous operation of this agency.


Duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

- Performs routine preventive maintenance on electrical systems, equipment, and machinery, such as inspecting controls, switches, meters, fuses, wires, motors, generators, and transformers by tightening screws, wires, and contacts. Tests electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes to ensure compatibility and safety of system.  

- Diagnoses malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem. Inspects electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes. Constructs and fabricates parts, using hand tools and specifications. Repairs or replaces wiring, equipment, and fixtures.

- Plans new or modified electrical installations by preparing sketches, diagrams or specifications according to blueprints and electrical codes. Assembles, installs, tests, and maintains electrical or electronic wiring, equipment appliances, apparatus, and fixtures. Connects wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components. Installs ground leads and connects power cables to equipment, such as motors. Fastens small metal or plastic boxes to walls to house electrical switches or outlets. Places conduit (pipes or tubing) inside designated partitions, walls, or other concealed areas, and pulls insulated wires or cables through the conduit to complete circuits between boxes.    

- Examines work orders and estimates time, materials, and staff required to complete a project. Provides preliminary sketches and cost estimates for materials and services. Completes work orders, maintenance and repair logs and other reports in order to track and document work performed and to record materials and supplies used. Takes inventory of electrical materials, supplies, parts and tools.

- Assigns work and provides guidance and direction to lower-level electricians and other semi-skilled workers or helpers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.

- Makes recommendations to building tenants and management on technical and complex electrical problems. Advises management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous. Participates in electrical installation inspections with management or engineers as the agency’s on-site expert. Reviews blueprints, wiring diagrams, and schematics to determine the location of wiring, electrical devices, and equipment to ensure compliance with code and safety regulations.


Education: Completion of eighth grade.

Experience: Five years of experience installing, repairing, testing and maintaining electrical systems, equipment, fixtures and control devices at commercial or residential buildings or other facilities.


1. Additional experience as described above may be substituted on year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Graduation from an accredited vocational or technical high school or other vocational or technical school with a concentration in electricity may be substituted for three years of the required experience.


1. A current Electrician’s license is strongly preferred.


This recruitment is limited to individuals who are willing to accept employment in Baltimore City, Maryland.


1. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties, which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


1. Employees in this classification may be subject to call-in 24-hours a day and may be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.

2. Employees in this classification who are designated as Level I or Level II employees shall attend and successfully complete the appropriate asbestos safety and health training as required by Executive Order 01.01.1987.22.


Please provide sufficient information on your application to support that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications MUST BE submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after the closing date will not be considered. 

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligibility list categorized as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED, or QUALIFIED. The eligibility list will be valid for one year and may be extended. The list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees. Eligible lists may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification.

You MUST possess the minimum qualifications before you may be selected for a State job. Verification will be completed by the appointing authority. If you are scheduled to complete an educational or licensing requirement within six months of the examination, you may participate in the examination process. Permanent State employees may also complete necessary experience requirements within six months of the date of an examination. Credit is given for relevant part-time, temporary or volunteer experience based on the number of hours worked per week. You must include on your application the time spent on such activity. You must be legally authorized under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act to be hired in the position for which you apply.  



Applicants are encouraged to upload proof of education (transcripts), professional license and certifications, when applicable, during the recruitment process as these items will be required at the time of selection.  

Contact or call 410-767-1386 with questions about this recruitment.   T

The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred.  Apply online at – click on the State Jobs tab. If you are unable to submit your application online, please send your paper application to: Human Resources, Dept. of General Services, 301 W. Preston St., Room 1311, Baltimore, MD  21201 by the closing date and time.  

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.  

Bilingual applicants are also encouraged to apply.

Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity, as an equal opportunity employer.

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