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CHIEF, AMUSEMENT RIDE INSPECTOR

Internal Recruitment

Recruitment #19-003253-0001

GRADE

20

LOCATION OF POSITION

1100 N. Eutaw Street, Room 605, Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

Ensure the safety of the general public by managing the conduct of inspections and investigations related to the erection, installation and operation of amusement rides, vertical platform lifts, stairway chair lifts and personnel hoists at various locations throughout the State.  Inspections are conducted by applying the Annotated Code of Maryland, COMAR regulations, referenced codes, standards and manufacturer's criteria.

POSITION DUTIES

  • Direct and Coordinate all statewide operations that involve safety inspections on amusement rides, vertical platform lifts, stairway chair lifts and personnel hoists.
  • Make recommendations concerning new legislation proposals which would affect the Safety Inspection Program. Review existing law and regulations proposing revisions that would enhance the effectiveness of the program.
  • Promote the work of the department through frequent contact with members of the Governor's Advisory Board, Maryland State Showmen's Association, Amusement Ride Owners, Amusement Park Managers, State and County Fair Managers.
  • Represent the Safety Inspection Program in a liaison capacity with Elected Officials, Appointed Government Officials, Program Managers of Governmental Departments in Maryland and neighboring states.
  • Develop and administer program policies, regulations and standards relating to inspection procedures, reporting procedures and office protocol. Supervise the preparation of the budget for the Amusement Ride safety Inspection Program.
  • Plan and organize the Inspectors work schedule. Inspections are scheduled throughout the State to ensure compliance with COMAR. Supervise Inspectors, evaluating their work for conformance with their performance standards.
  • Provide technical and administrative guidance and direction to internal and external customers with respect to inspection procedures and requirements as outlined in the law and regulations.
  • Document, prepare and submit all supervisory, administrative and summary reports demonstrating the programs activity and efficiency. Review submitted inspection reports, accident reports and daily summary reports for conformance with office protocol.
  •  Review documents submitted from Amusement Ride Owners, Fair Managers, Ride Manufacturers, Attorneys and the General Public.
  • Inform the Program Manager on day to day operations. Recommend proposed solutions to problems or concerns within the program.
  •  Perform other related duties as assigned and be available to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Seven years of experience in the construction, installation, repair, adjustment or inspection of amusement attractions, vertical, inclined and stairway chair lifts, personnel hoists, and related devices. Four years of experience must have been in the inspection of amusement attractions, vertical, inclined and stairway chair lifts, personnel hoists, and related devices for a federal, state, or local regulatory inspection program or private entity performing similar work. One year of this experience must have included training, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of staff performing safety inspections on amusement rides and related devices.

Note: Candidates may substitute additional experience performing safety inspections of amusement rides and related devices for a federal, state or local regulatory inspection program or private entity performing similar work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

At least six months supervisory experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The selected candidate should possess leadership skills that have been successful in meeting organizational expectations; be capable of defining and communicating roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities through participation and communication of expectations; understand methods to facilitate organizational knowledge and growth through training of staff and best practices, and know how to evaluate and address boiler and pressure vessel training among staff at all levels; be capable of fostering a team approach that is based upon empowerment, collaboration, and feedback, that includes reinforcement of desirable behaviors and celebration of accomplishments. Excellent report writing skills preferred.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

Internal recruitment limited to DLLR employee's only

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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

2. Employees in this classification must possess Level 1, 2, or 3 certification from the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials or equivalent certification through an accredited engineering or technical certification program prior to appointment and are required to maintain certification through continued education and training while employed.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Employees in this classification are subject to call-in and therefore, will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment. RESUMES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE AND NOT CONSIDERED IN THE SELECTION/EXAMINATION PROCESS.

All information concerning the qualification, including any required documentation (diploma, transcripts, certificate, etc) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered.

***Please note all answers to the supplemental questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

U.S. Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification. Any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing a U.S. Military form DD 214 verifying honorable discharge from service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Permanent State employees do not need to submit proof of Veterans’ status. 

If you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via email to Felicia.ransome@maryland.gov , fax to 410-333-5101 or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.  For questions regarding this recruitment please call 410-230-6306.

For assistance with logging into JobAps, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

DLLR Office of Human Resources
Attn: 19-003253-0001 Chief, Amusement Ride Inspector
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100
Baltimore, MD 21201

The MD State Application Form can be found online

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of DLLR that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.