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Lead School Facilities Assessor

Recruitment #19-005478-0004




Maryland’s Interagency Commission on School Construction (IAC) is recruiting a seasoned facilities professional with strong communication skills, operations and maintenance expertise, and a commitment to public service for a new leadership position at a pivotal time for this independent State agency.  With passage of legislation (HB 1783) in the 2018 Maryland General Assembly Session, the IAC has taken on new authority over construction funding and greater responsibility for facility assessments – bringing expanded opportunities for IAC staff to make a lasting difference for Maryland’s students and teachers. 


State Salary Grade 21

Annual Salary Range:  $61,754 - $90,193 


200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The Lead Facilities Assessor will support the IAC Facilities Maintenance Group Manager in the effort to facilitate best practices & fiscal sustainability in the maintenance of school facilities statewide. The focus of the position is twofold  - on the assessment of maintenance, facility condition & educational sufficiency of school facilities to determine any variation from standards; & to advise school districts on ways to improve facilities function & affordability. The Lead Facilities Assessor will develop, promote & implement best practices among Local Education Agencies (LEAs) statewide.


Supports & helps manage the statewide assessment of facility conditions & educational sufficiency with support & quality control; conducts physical, targeted site assessments & provides quality-control screening during statewide school facility assessment by a 3rd party contractor; maintains Best Practices & Technical Assistance by reviewing & commenting on Comprehensive Maintenance Plans (CMP) & Preventive Maintenance (PM) Schedules; completes maintenance assessments; provides guidance, oversight & assistance to other State Assessors inspecting public schools to determine the level of upkeep & maintenance being provided by Local Boards of Education; immediately reports any deficiencies that constitute code violations or emergency conditions; & completes other duties as directed.


EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Construction Management or related field (e.g., Architecture, Electrical, Mechanical, or Industrial Design & Engineering) is required.  

EXPERIENCE: Five years of experience as a Facilities Manager, Construction Project Manager, Engineer, or comparable qualified professional work in design, construction, operations, repair, and maintenance of buildings or system services.  Prior supervisory experience is required; proficient use of Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) or Enterprise Asset Management (EAM software) strongly preferred.


1.  Two years of additional experience as defined above may be substituted for the Bachelor’s.

2.  Additional experience in professional engineering or a related technical field may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

3.  Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required general experience at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for one year of the required general experience.

4.  U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as defined under the Preferred Qualifications may be substituted for the required education and experience on a year-for-year basis.


Experience in building systems, Local, State & National codes; proficiency in drawing review & construction technology/management; Emergency Management; and with leading teams; various contract mechanisms; life-cycle maintenance of installations; facilities, design & construction; safety plans & programs to comply with law, regulation & policy; software skills in Project Management, Microsoft Office Suite; & presentation/graphics; possess basic budget / financial planning; ability to analyze complex issues & recommend solutions;  to communicate clearly & effectively; manage timelines / deadlines; & maintain collaborative working relationships.


Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.  


For immediate consideration, applications should be received by March 22, 2019 - Open Until Filled.


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 employment (eligible) list for one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position and your answers to the supplemental questions.

It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and not write "see resume.”

Incomplete applications will not be considered.



To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments. 

Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments. 

Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS#.  And indicate the application is for: Program Manager III – Lead Facilities Assessor, #067492 (JobAps # 19-005478-0004)

Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. Fax: 410-333-8950; this fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.  

For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at   

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request