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Construction Manager

Recruitment #21-002588-0061




This position is located in the Office of Real Estate for the MD Department of General Services, at 300 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.


This position works independently to administer and manage all aspects of the planning, design, and construction of tenant improvements, which includes managing construction projects, working with property owners, architects, engineers, and general contractors. This position is also responsible for the improvements of $50 million of leased space acquired by the Lease Management and Procurement Division annually within the State’s 24 political subdivisions. It also develops, reviews, adherence, and interprets the standards for such work and the eventual acceptance of completed work to enable state agencies to perform services.

Duties for this position include but are not limited to: 

  • Manage project meetings for the development and approval of architectural and construction drawings and documents complying with jurisdictional codes and state standards and agency requirements. 
  • Serve as liaison between building owners, general contractors and agencies, and coordinate design and, construction activities to ensure on-time planning and completion of all required construction activities within the project. 
  • Inspect new-leased space for completion and overall quality of work, confirm square footage values and determine the start date for agency move in and commencement of lease term and rental payments. 
  • Ensure that cost data from construction projects is verified and uploaded into lease management system for each completed project. 
  • Review, deny, negotiate and approve for payment landlord construction budgets and excess tenant fit-up invoices to state agencies (work required by agencies over and above state standards) for new-leased space. 
  • Review, modify and approve the scope of work within existing leased space and review, deny, negotiate and approve for payment landlord invoices for such renovation work for submission to BPW or DPRB items and maintain support documentation. 
  • Provide back-up support to Lease Compliance Officers in conducting inspections of leased facilities for compliance with state standard specifications and requirements including ADA accessibility, fire code and local building codes. Participates in the planning and inspection of corrective actions that may be required prior to a renewal of an existing lease or in response to a complaint from agency. 
  • Review and recommend updates and modifications to state standards specifications and requirements to ensure documents meet most recent code changes. Train and update Lease Management & Procurement staff on changes and modifications to various codes. 
  • Participate in department’s COOP exercises. Remain on call in the event of an after hour emergency situation within a leased facility under construction. Maintain records for open and completed work and Managing For Results. 


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


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

  • Two (2) years of experience in project management within the construction industry.


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

  • Work experience with the Maryland General Performance Standards and Specifications (MGPSS). 
  • Knowledge of NFPA Life Safety Code, ADA, COMAR, ASHRAE and other Maryland Building Code standards. 
  • Skilled in reading and interpreting construction drawings, blue prints and space plans.


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.


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.  Credit is given for relevant part-time, temporary or volunteer experience based on the number of hours worked per week; you must include the time spent on such activities on your application.
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 upon hire.  If you are scheduled to complete an educational or licensing requirement within six months of being placed on the eligibility list, you may participate in the selection process.  Permanent State employees may also complete necessary experience requirements within six months of the date of being placed on an eligibility list.  
Please note, selected candidates may be required to complete and successfully pass a State and Federal fingerprint background check prior to being hired.
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 410-767-4986 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. 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. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.