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Recruitment #22-000606-0013


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.  As such, we are looking for dedicated individuals who can join us in the education of the children at MSD.

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.




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

Main Purpose of Job

The Maintenance Mechanic Senior performs advanced level work for the maintenance of buildings and agency grounds. Employees in this classification perform general maintenance tasks such as simple construction, repairs to roadways and walks, routine preventative maintenance, and general services work. Employees in this classification devote the bulk of the work time in the actual performance of maintenance and repair tasks but help with snow removal as needed.


Assigns maintenance tasks to semi-skilled and unskilled workers;

Maintains routine records;

Performs preventative maintenance, construction and repair work in several trades;

Prepares walls for painting;

Erects temporary or permanent fencing;

Trains and leads Maintenance Mechanics, semi-skilled and unskilled workers;

May inspect buildings and grounds for adherence to institutional safety and sanitary regulations;

May operate automobiles, pick up and panel trucks, tractors, and power mowers;

Performs electrical related duties such as changing ballasts;

Responsible to respond as Emergency Personnel for snow removal;

Performs other related duties.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of the techniques and practices utilized in one of the following trades: electricity, plumbing, steam fitting, refrigeration and air-conditioning;

Knowledge of two or more of the following trades: carpentry, metal-working, painting, plastering, sheet-metal work, masonry and the other trowel trades;

Skill in the use of common maintenance tools and equipment, such as wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, levels, shovels and saws;

Skill in the use of trade tools and equipment utilized in the respective trade areas, such as in carpentry, the use of saws, planes, levels, gauges and meter squares;

Ability to perform arithmetic computations;

Ability to follow instructions;

Ability to prepare reports and keep records;

Ability to estimate time and materials required for an assignment;

Ability to use and care for tools.


Education:   Eighth grade.

Experience: Four years of experience in any combination of the maintenance trades, three years must be in the trades of electricity, plumbing, steam fitting, refrigeration or air conditioning.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in any of the maintenance trades on a year-for-year basis for up to three years of the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a degree from an accredited vocational or technical high school with a major in Building Maintenance or a related field for up to three years of the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in utilities repair classifications or construction and engineering specialty codes in any combination of maintenance trades, on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Experience with commercial building repairs or school settings.

Experience with specialty trades such as plumbing or electrical work.

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.

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