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Recruitment #20-001963-0001


The Maryland Military Department is accepting applications from all qualified applicants for the position of Maintenance Chief I Non-Licensed. This position maintains the trade components (plumbing, carpentry, electrical, HVAC, refrigeration, locksmith, masonry, painting or welding work) for any of our forty-two (42) Maryland Army & Air National Guard Facilities, including 342 buildings, 1 operational airfield and 4 military training sites.  This position is currently open in several of these facilities in different locations statewide for all trades mentioned above.  You will need to indicate your trade and desired work location when completing your application.





Main Purpose of Job

This position will serve as a Military Trade Technician specializing in one of the trades. These trades include plumbing, carpentry, electrical, HVAC, refrigeration, locksmith, masonry, painting or welding work. This position can either be assigned to one location or several nearby facilities as needed. This position will work a compressed work schedule, Tuesday through Friday, 6:30 am to 5:00pm and will be emergency essential. While the primary location will be as listed above (free parking is available at most locations), some travel may be required within the State. Please visit the Maryland Military Department’s website for more information about our Agency.


Duties of this position include, but are not limited to:

·         Repairs, replaces or installs trade components in their specified trade at various National Guard facilities. This can included, training facilities. Air fields, Armories and other facilities. This position will troubleshoot in their specific trade.

·         Preform various maintenance and preventive maintenance functions in their particular trade at the above mentioned installations, as well as inspections of equipment and tools

·         More specific assigned duties will be listed for the specific trade assigned to the position ( (examples listed below for several of the trades) and other assigned duties.


Repair, replace or install new electrical accessories such as panel and breaker boxes, lighting fixtures, service lines, exterior pole lighting, building mounted security lighting, electrical hook-ups to a variety of machines and devices. Perform preventative maintenance and repair on electrically served ventilation systems, electric water heaters, stoves and ovens. Read blueprints and schematic diagrams pertaining to electrical and HVAC maintenance plans. Repair well pumps, magnetic starters, associated wiring/control and lightning grounding systems. Layout, excavate, repair or install PVC piping and electrical conduit.



Repair, replace or install new plumbing accessories. Perform preventative maintenance and repair, such as water closets, flush valves, urinals, sinks, faucets, P-traps, showers, water coolers and mixing valves. Clean and repair boiler and fire boxes.



Installs, repairs and maintains refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Overhauls and replaces compressors, pumps, motors and other component parts. Completes work orders, maintenance logs and other reports to track and document work performed.


Education:   Eighth grade.

Experience: Two years of experience in the building maintenance or building construction trades including one year of experience assigning, reviewing and approving the work of other building maintenance or building construction workers.

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


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


1.      Experience completing work orders in your trade for a facility that has multiple buildings.

2.      Experience in troubleshooting in your trade.


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.


1.      All candidates are subject to a criminal background check.


2.       Employees in this classification may be subject to call-in 24-hours a day and may be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF COMPLETING THE APPLICATION. All information concerning your qualifications including 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 place on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


This examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.



Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification. A copy of your proof of eligibility (DD 214) for Veterans’ Credit will be required prior to hire.




Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. The paper application must be received by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted. If online access is not available, you may submit a paper application to:


Maryland Military Department State Personnel Office

Fifth Regiment Armory, Room B10

Baltimore, MD 21201-2288  


TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Angela Stokes at

Fax: 410-234-3830

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