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Recruitment #20-000504-0001


State Salary grade: 6


2301 Argonne Drive

Baltimore, Maryland  21218

Main Purpose of Job

This position supervises the planning, assigning, scheduling and inspection of the work of the housekeeping employees at a large scale facility. This facility is operational 24 hours, 5 days per week. This location consists of dormitories, classrooms and administrative offices. Must perform inventory operations with regard to linens, cleaning and equipment items and must maintain a budget for those inventoried items. Must also schedule major housekeeping projects for large conferences and oversee the responsibilities of the custodial training program in the absence of the instructor.


Planning and assigning work areas and inspecting those areas to ensure that the duties have been performed. These duties include vacuuming, shampooing carpets, cleaning windows, floors, furniture, and bathrooms. Maintains records and prepares reports on supplies and equipment; estimates needs and requisitions supplies and equipment for housekeeping duties.  Collects soiled linens and distributes clean linens and disposes of medical waste in accordance with the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) requirements; and standards established within 29.CFR1910.1030 Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens and COMAR 26.13.11 Special Medical Waste.  Must also maintain material safety data sheets on various cleaning agents to ensure compliance with both OSHA and CARF standards.  

Schedules work in various training areas, headquarters, and the Workforce and Technology Center so that normal operations of the areas are not interrupted.  Schedules and supervises special cleaning activities and prepare for large conferences outside of the normal work hours.   Assigns and inspects the work performed by the custodial program students in the absence of the instructor.  Provides general instruction and demonstration to students requiring assistance.   Provides on the job training and guidance to all housekeepers regarding cleaning techniques, linen operations and general safety practices.  Demonstrates the use of power equipment such as buffers and scrubbers and teach staff the proper handling of commercial waste disposal.   Counsels employees regarding sick leave or performance related issues, monitor work performance and perform bi-annual PEP assessments, etc.  Attends department head meetings and make recommendations to the Branch Chief on operational issues and frequently confer with immediate supervisor.  Maintains updated position description information on housekeepers and completes performance appraisals. 





Four years of experience performing housekeeping activities in a State facility or other public building.


Four years of full-time experience as a housekeeper in a school, hospital, hotel, or other institution, to include one year of supervisory experience.


Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  • Must have at least one year of experience maintaining and requisitioning supplies.


  • Experience using Microsoft Word and with using a calculator.

Selection Plan

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.



Applicants must complete the MD State Government on-line application for employment recruitment #20-000504-0001. The Application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Selective Qualifications for the position. Paper applications can be completed and faxed to 410-554-9397 or mailed to DORS Human Resource Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. To obtain a paper application visit our website or TDD (410) 554-9399. Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9424. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.

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

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.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 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.