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Recruitment #23-000060-0001


The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) is responsible for almost $1 billion in annual contract administration, 6.3 million square-feet of State-owned facilities, and 4.6 million square-feet of leased spaces. DGS supports State and local government agencies by providing a full spectrum of design and construction, facilities operations, security, procurement, real estate, and surplus property services.




This position is with the Maryland Department of General Services (DGS), Office of Real Estate, with a position in Baltimore City, Maryland.

Main Purpose of Job

The Lease Compliance Officer acts as a liaison between the Landlord, Agency, and DGS to establish a General Performance Standard for leasing between the State and private Landlords.  The Lease Compliance Officer utilizes the MD. General Performance Standards and Specifications to enforce lease agreements to maintain safety, minimize Landlord/Agency deficiencies and to provide resolutions with respect to building performance, compliance and educating Landlord/Agencies.  The Lease Compliance Officer handles the building deficiency issues and negotiates appropriate resolutions.  This position also acts in the absence of the Lease Compliance Manager overseeing facilities across the State of Maryland and responding to after hour emergencies as needed.


Duties for this position include but are not limited to:

  • Receive complaints both written & verbal from both State staff and Landlords relative to conditions/practices in the privately owned space that warrant attention.  Make determination with respect to the allotted time afforded to implement corrective action to resolve the complaint.  
  • Communicate with all parties the corrective plan of action to resolve issues and document the communication process. Complaints of an “emergency nature that warrant consideration for “administrative leave” include coordination/communication with the cabinet level staff from within DGS and the affected tenant agencies.  Relentless follow-up and monitoring until issues are resolved.
  • Conduct facility inspections to assess compliance with provisions of the lease document to include “Lessor’s Work, RFP requirements, and local building codes in addition to State & Federal Regulations. Researches and investigates problems for inspection report and Landlord responses.
  • Tracks resolution time frame and manages Landlord to Tenant resolution cycles of lease compliance complaints.
  • Independently conducts site visits, lease compliance visits based upon need and is now participating in after hour emergency response visits.
  • Performs field testing with the use of an air monitoring handheld device(s) to monitor air quality, humidity, temperature, air flows, etc. 


Education:   Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Five years of experience negotiating the acquisition, disposal, development, management or leasing of real property.


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 Compliance Management to include enforcing building and safety standards.


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

  • Experience working with Maryland General Performance Standards and Specifications (MGPSS).
  • Experience reading construction drawings, blueprints and space plans.
  • Knowledge of NFPA Life Safety Code, ADA, COMAR, ASHRAE 90.1 and other Maryland Building Code standards.


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.


The State offers a generous benefits package that includes paid leave, paid holidays, health coverage at low group rates and a contributory pension plan.  Click on the link below for more information.



Contact or call 410-767-1386 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.

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