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Deputy Director of Maintenance

Recruitment #19-001979-0002




MDH Springfield Hospital Center, Sykesville MD 21784

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to assist the Director of Maintenance in the overall operations of the maintenance/transportation departments. This position is considered essential personnel and may be required to stay at work or respond at any time 24/7 for emergency situations. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • providing monitoring, supervision and guidance for maintenance shop foremen
  • managing work control center
  • ensuring timely completion of tasks for corrective and preventative work orders
  • overseeing and approving material, equipment and other purchases
  • participating in quarterly tours and monthly meetings
  • assisting with preparing and reviewing cost estimates and providing written details for material specifications and installation requirements or projects
  • monitoring and guiding projects/contracts (in-house or outside vendors/contractors)
  • ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations, codes and standards for work


Education:   Eighth grade.

Experience: Seven (7) years experience in building maintenance or building construction trades including six (6) years of responsibility assigning, reviewing and approving the work of others and disciplining, evaluating the performance of, and recommending the hiring, firing and promoting of others.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a non-commissioned officer in utilities classifications or mechanical maintenance specialty codes in the utility systems repair field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


The desired candidate should have experience in electricity, plumbing and carpentry and experience with maintenance operations in a hospital psychiatric setting. This position travels to various facilities and the desired candidate should also possess a valid Maryland Driver's license.


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.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.