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Recruitment #20-001973-0004




Department of Juvenile Services

Waxter Children's Center

375 Red Clay Rd. S.W., Laurel, MD  20724

Main Purpose of Job

Maintenance Chief IV is the supervisory level of stationary engineering and building maintenance workers. The Maintenance Chief IV at the Department of Juvenile Services, Western Maryland Children's Center will be responsible for the construction, installation, alterations, renovations, preventive maintenance, repairs, and snow removal. The position will be responsible for the daily uninterrupted operation of heating, air conditioning, lighting, sanitation, and all other institutional equipment and systems. The Maintenance Chief IV position will supervise building maintenance personnel and outside contractors who perform maintenance of the facilities; including ensuring compliance with health, safety, and building codes.


Education:   Eighth grade.

Experience: Five years of experience in the building maintenence or building construction trades including four years 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.


Candidates who possess a trade license and/or certification in one of the following trades are preferred: Carpentry, electrical/electrician, building/facility maintenance, HVAC, painting, or plumbing


This recruitment is limited to current MD Department of Juvenile Services employees.


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.


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 the date.


The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related experience and education. Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be placed on the eligible list categorized as Qualified, Better Qualified, or Best Qualified.  Candidates shall be certified to the eligible list for a period of one year. This list will be used by the DJS hiring agency to select employees. 



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. A paper application may be mailed to the address below or faxed to the fax number below. If you choose fax or regular mail you must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last 4 digits of your SS#. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application or paper application. Applications must be received by the closing date no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

OHR-Recruitment and Examination Unit

217 E. Redwood St., 15th Floor

Baltimore, MD 21202

Attn: Bonnie Smith

Fax Number 410-333-4188

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other state agencies.

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at Include the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.

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

Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments.

DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country. Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.