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Recruitment #20-003466-0001




This position is available within the Maryland Department of General Services, Office of Facilities Operations and Maintenance located in Annapolis, Maryland. 

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to provide heating and air conditioning for the State Office Complex. This position will operate the main power plant and auxiliary mechanical rooms for the State Office Complex to ensure proper quality temperature control of approximately 26 buildings, which could require repairing and adjusting of various heating and air conditioning equipment. This is an emergency essential classification subject to emergency release procedures. Employees in this classification must be willing and available for duty at such hours, day or night and are required to remain or report for duty at such hours as needed to maintain the continuous operation of this agency. 

Employees are assigned to day, evening, night or rotating shifts to include holidays and weekends, and are subject to call-in and overtime based on staffing and emergency needs. Work involves the lifting of heavy mechanical equipment and apparatus and may be performed in areas of extreme heat and cold. 


Duties for this position include but are not limited to: 

- Operates five-250HP Gas Fired Hot Water Heating Boilers, one 125HP and one, 50HP Gas Fired Steam Boiler, three  850 ton Variable Speed Centrifugal Chillers, three 550 ton Screw Ice Builder Chillers, one 14,000 ton per hour Ice Vault Storage Tank System, six Induced Draft Cooling Towers, Refrigerant monitoring system, two Frame and Plate Heat Exchangers, and three 1200kw Natural Gas-Fired continuous duty rated Engine Generators. 

- Ensures the proper chemical treatment for equipment is at the required levels to prevent damage to equipment. The employee makes hourly safety inspections on the chillers and/or boilers, inspects and tests three emergency generators, and works rotating shifts and makes tours of the mechanical rooms. 

- Operates the Energy Management System (computer) for all equipment pertaining to heating and air conditioning. Employee must make set point changes to equipment and know the reason for the changes. 

- Cleans all filters and grease fans on all air handling units, and does preventive maintenance on chilled water pumps and circulating pumps. 

- Troubleshoots problems with window units that provide heating and air conditioning throughout the complex. These units use pneumatic and electronic digital controls. Employee works around equipment that has asbestos in the area. 

- Other functions that may be required that enables DGS to fulfill its overall mission to operate and maintain all State buildings for the Facilities Operation and Maintenance Division.


Education: Graduation from a standard high school or possession of a State high school equivalence certificate.

Experience: Three years of experience as a 1st Grade Stationary Engineer.


1. Applicants may substitute additional experience up to four years as licensed first-grade engineer on a year-for-year basis for the required high school education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Utilitiesman classifications or Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Mechanic, or Utilities Chief specialty codes in the Equipment Maintenance field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualifications. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.

Experience using an Energy Management System (EMS) and/or Building Automation System (BAS) is preferred. 


Employees in this classification must possess and maintain a current license as a Stationary Engineer, 1st Grade from the State Board of Stationary Engineers.


1. Some positions in this classification are assigned duties which will require the individual to be examined by a physician. After an offer of employment, applicants for such positions will be given a medical examination to certify the ability to perform the essential job functions.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to random substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please include all experience and education that is related to this position. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date; information submitted after the closing date will not be considered.

Note that for any position requiring a college degree or college credit, you will be required to submit a college transcript prior to being offered a position. You may submit your transcript as part of the application process.

The examination for this position will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligibility list categorized as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED, or QUALIFIED. The eligibility list will be valid for one year and may be extended.  The list will be used by the hiring authority to select employees for interviews.  Eligible lists may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification.

You MUST possess the minimum qualifications before you may be selected for a State job – Verification will be completed by the appointing authority.  If you are scheduled to complete an educational or licensing requirement within six months of the examination, you may participate in the examination process.  Permanent State employees may also complete necessary experience requirements within six months of the date of an examination.  Credit is given for relevant part-time, temporary or volunteer experience based on the number of hours worked per week.  You must include on your application the time spent on such activity. 

You must be legally authorized under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act to be hired in the position for which you apply.



Contact or call 410-767-4410 with questions about this recruitment.  The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred.  Apply online at – click on Employment on the left side of the screen.  If you are unable to submit your application online, please send your paper application to: Human Resources, Dept. of General Services, 301 W. Preston St., Suite 1311, Baltimore, MD  21201 by the closing date and time. 

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country. 

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