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Recruitment #19-004588-0007




DPSCS Division of Capital Construction and Facilities Maintenance

6776 Reisterstown Rd Suite 201 Baltimore, MD 21215

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position in the technical group of the Division of Capital Construction and Facilities Maintenance is to function as a Graduate Engineer with expertise in Mechanical Engineering and performing work relating to the design and construction of approved (funded) State's correctional facilities capital projects.


  • Reviews specifications and design plans for new or existing approvedcapital projects relating to the correctional facilities submitted by theconsultants for determining the compliance with sound mechanicalengineering practices, established standards, codes and regulations.Attends review meetings with the Architects and Engineering consultants.
  • Engineers, plans, designs, and writes specifications, prepares estimates, and produces drawings/sketches for the new or renovation of existing capital projects or approved in-house mechanical engineering projects.
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates any specially assigned capital construction projects from the program phase (including assisting with development of the program) through the design, construction, and post-construction phases.
  • Advises the Division staff in investigations, evaluations, preparations of project programs and cost estimates. Evaluates cost estimates prepared by consultants pertaining to mechanical engineering as needed for new or existing approved capital projects.
  • Prepares and clearly presents detailed reports and effective recommendations on mechanical engineering problems.


Education:   A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or architecture from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Two years of experience as a design and project manager engineer or architect for agency capital and operating construction, maintenance and system services projects.


1. Additional experience as an engineer or architect in the building construction field involving the design, construction or repair of building structures or system services may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.  

2. Professional Engineer or Professional Architect registration in the State of Maryland or in a state with comparable requirements may be substituted for the required education and experience.  

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Engineering and Architecture classifications or Engineering and Architecture specialty codes in the Architecture field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • PE License 
  • 5 years designing and reviewing mechanical systems including experience detailing with emergency failures and troubleshooting systemic design


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.


Employees may be required to carry an electronic paging device or provide the employing agency with a telephone number where the employee can be reached.


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.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits 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.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, 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.