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Recruitment #21-002066-0001


This is a 12-month position at the Maryland School for the Deaf – Columbia Campus.

The Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community who in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.




Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia Campus, 8169 Old Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and supervising the housekeeping staff ,as well as work alongside them daily.


This position is responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising the housekeeping staff, as well as work alongside them daily.  Must schedule the major housekeeping projects in coordination with other departments within the school as well as evaluate the long term custodial needs of the buildings.  Must inspect the buildings on campus on a daily basis to determine if they are being properly maintained or need any special or additional attention.  Administer and manage all activities related to personnel management including approval of overtime, leave use and biweekly timesheets.  Plan and participate in the in-service training for the staff and be responsible to evaluate and counsel employees when necessary in accordance with applicable MSD and state personnel rules and regulations.  Responsible to inventory and order daily supplies and distribute supplies and equipment to staff.


Education:  None.


One year of experience supervising housekeeping and custodial activities at a small or medium State institution.


Seven years full-time experience in a large scale housekeeping operation at a school, hospital, hotel or other institution, four years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.


Must be willing to learn American Sign Language.


Employees appointed to positions 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.


Work involves special physical demands such as lifting/pushing 50 pounds or more. Must be able to climb 6' ladders to wash walls, light fixtures, and clean interior/exterior windows, etc.  Must be able to sit, squat, or stand for long periods of time.  Must be able to safely use, adjust, and maintain manual and power tools and equipment used in cleaning.

Must be able to use a computer for the purpose of placing orders and reviewing staff timesheets.

Employee may be required to work on evenings, weekends, or holidays based on staffing needs.

New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense.  (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568)

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation.


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.



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If unable to apply online, or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time.  Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.  Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time.  Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044


Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-696-3084

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual and disabled applicants are encouraged to apply.  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.