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Recruitment #21-002823-0008


This is a 12-month position in the maintenance department of the Maryland School for the Deaf – Columbia Campus.  This position is designated as Essential Personnel.

A Maintenance Chief II Non-Licensed is the supervisory level of stationary engineering and building maintenance work.

Employees in this classification supervise skilled and semi-skilled building maintenance workers.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from the Maintenance Supervisor or administrator.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the Supplemental Standards for Maintenance Chief/Supervisor Positions which allocates positions based on their job function or overall supervisory responsibility.




MSD, Columbia Campus, 8169 Old Montgomery Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043


The maintenance chief position is responsible for supervising maintenance staff, performing daily inspections of buildings and grounds to ensure reliability and safety of the physical plant.

Organizes, schedules, and coordinates the technical building maintenance work and installation services;

Inspects completed job assignments for adherence to trade standards;

Supervises and provides on-the-job training to semi-skilled and unskilled employees;

Interacts with vendors to facilitate repairs to campus buildings and grounds;

Reviews and interprets blue prints and schematics for maintenance staff for electrical and plumbing repairs;

Coordinates building repair processes with the Principal or the Principal’s designee to minimize disruption of services provided and to ensure that all buildings are properly maintained;

Adjusts, maintains, and makes minor repairs to refrigeration and cooling equipment and other control devices;

Prepares specifications for the requisition of equipment, tools, parts, and supplies;

Inspects equipment, tools, parts and supplies when received to ensure compliance with specifications;

Inspects shop and work areas for adherence to safety, sanitary, and security regulations;

Secures tools and equipment;

Assists with planning and conducting fire evacuation drills;

Keeps the maintenance supervisor advised as to the status and condition of fleet assets;

May conduct inventories;

Responsible to respond as Emergency Personnel for snow removal;

Performs other related duties.


Education: Eighth grade.

Experience: Three years of experience in the building maintenance or building construction trades including two 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.


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 with commercial building repairs or school settings.

2. Supervisory experience with specialty trades such as plumbing or electrical work.

3. Willingness to learn ASL.


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.


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.