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Part-Time Contractual Position

Recruitment #18-001107-0012


This is a part-time, 12 month position at the Maryland School for the Deaf.

The Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community who in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.




MSD, Columbia Campus, 8169 Old Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Main Purpose of Job

This position functions as a part time driver (20 - 25 hours each week) to make deliveries or pick up mail and/or packages & other materials between the MSD Frederick and Columbia Campuses, State offices in Annapolis and Baltimore, and other local areas to include but not limited to the U. S. Postal Service offices, bookstores, Home Depot & office, and/or computer supply locations. Incumbent will make deliveries on Columbia Campus and maintain cleanliness and safety of Columbia fleet vehicles.


Conduct periodic safety inspections of all Columbia Campus school vehicles to include checking windshield wipers, brakes, all lights, etc. & report any inoperative equipment to the Maintenance Supervisor for further processing; ensure each vehicle is driven to the emission control station for testing within the specified timeframe.  Check vehicles prior to trips to ensure fluid levels are adequate and vehicle is road worthy.  Clean vehicles.  Deliver packages and mail between campuses.  Make weekly deliveries to Annapolis.


Education: None.

Experience: None.


Must be willing to learn American Sign Language.  This position requires that the employee be able to lift 50 lbs.


Employees in this classification are 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.  Driving records are reviewed periodically.


New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense.  (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568)

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.


Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time.  Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time.  Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044


Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-696-3084

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.  We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.