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Maintenance Assessor

Program Manager I

Recruitment #22-005476-0037


The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.

**REPOST Previous applicants do not need to reapply**




200 West Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This purpose of this position is to assess the level and quality of maintenance being performed in local school jurisdictions as directed by the Interagency Commission on School Construction (IAC). This position relates to the mission of the agency by assessing the level of maintenance implemented by the LEAs to extend the life of their school buildings/systems, which is of interest to the State as it contributes to funding school construction, operations, and maintenance statewide. Such assessments and reports ensure that the State investment in school facility improvements will be well protected, that capital improvements will not be needed prematurely due to lack of maintenance, and that students, teachers, and educational support staff in the State of Maryland will be provided with safe, healthy, and educationally supportive learning environments. The incumbent assesses public PK–12 school facilities and the facilities maintenance performed by Maryland’s local education agencies (LEAs) in accordance with established procedures. The incumbent assesses—visually and otherwise— twenty-five systems and components related to physical plant and infrastructure at each facility for maintenance effectiveness. An evaluation is made and a rating is given based on observed indications of maintenance and custodial care of the systems and components at each school as compared with standards included in the IAC’s evaluation rubric. In addition to maintenance assessments, compliance with building codes as they relate to health and safety, an asbestos management plan and an emergency preparedness plan are all noted for each surveyed school. In the assessment, the incumbent identifies deficiencies that pose an immediate or potential threat to the life, safety, or health of occupants or the longevity of the building’s systems and the facility itself, and notes those deficiencies in a preliminary report. The assessor’s supervisor then reviews and approves the preliminary report before it is sent to the LEA.


  • Annually surveys in partnership with other State Maintenance Assessors public schools statewide to determine the level of upkeep and maintenance being provided by the Boards of Education. Immediately reports to superior and to local school systems any deficiencies that constitute code violations or emergency conditions.
  • Records findings with app based or web based program on site through neat and orderly note-taking, and by photographing items that are deficient as well as areas that show overall interior, exterior, and site, including school approach, playground or playfield, and relocatable conditions.
  • Uploads all assessment photographs to a central location and inserts comments and scoring into the assessment form once each inspection has been completed. Comments are to include observations made of LEA provided documents such as roof inspection reports and maintenance logs.
  • Assists Assessment and Maintenance Group Manager in composing additional language if appropriate for insertion into the standard survey results letter and in composing narrative summaries that will be inserted into each LEA’s summary in a year-end report.
  • Reviews LEAs responses to reports and maintains accurate paper/electronic records of all correspondence and verbal contact regarding reviews and actions taken by school systems in response to survey comments.
  • Assists in preparing an annual report to the Governor and General Assembly on inspection survey findings, including a description of general facility conditions for each LEA, procedures and methods of evaluations, a summary of results, and general findings.
  • Provides Technical Assistance to LEAs on maintenance activities as requested or needed.
  • Attends meetings/training sessions of statewide maintenance managers associations and facility planners as appropriate.
  • Attends job related seminars as funding and schedules allow
  • Assists the Executive Director, the Deputy Director and the Assessment and Maintenance Group Manager, in preparing other reports for the IAC, the Governor and the General Assembly as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


EDUCATION: An associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in a technical specific, project management, or a related field.

EXPERIENCE: Three years of experience in school facilities maintenance or construction, OR assessing school facilities, OR as a project manager, engineer, or comparable qualified professional involved in design, construction, operations, repair, and maintenance of building or system services.


1. Two years of additional experience as defined above may be substituted for the associate’s degree.


Experience assessing building systems and familiarity with system life cycles Experience in building system Local, State, and National codes. Experience in writing reports based on factual observations.


Applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation in accordance with the federal Family Law Article, Section 5.5.


The evaluation of your application may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. 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 placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.



It is preferred that applicants complete the MD State Government online application for employment. The application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position. If the applicant is unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and mailed to MSDE Office of Human Resources, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. If there is a supplemental questionnaire, this must be completed and sent in with your paper application, if you are unable to apply online.

All application materials must be received in our office by the closing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. Applications must be complete to be considered including all related job duties, even if those are also listed on an attached resume. Additional required materials may be uploaded with the online application or mailed to the address listed.

Inquiries can be made to 410-767-0019, TDD 410-333-3045. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. TTY Users: Call via Maryland Relay.

Proof of eligibility to work is required in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

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.

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