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Heavy Equipment Operator

Recruitment #23-001973-0001


Are looking for a rewarding career with great benefits, pension, generous leave, and competitive salary?  Join a dynamic team that supports the Maryland National Guard, their mission, and the other State employees of the Maryland Military Department. This position works on a compressed work schedule from 6:30 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Friday. The Maryland Military Department offers free gated parking at this location.

This position is located on a military installation, and you will need to be able to enter the facility by passing a DOD background check for entering installations.


Grade 14  Skilled Service   Overtime Eligible


Warfield ANG Base/Martin State Airport 
2701 Eastern Boulevard
Middle River, Maryland 21220

Main Purpose of Job

This position will operate heavy equipment and make minor repairs and maintenance to heavy equipment at the Warfield Air Base located at Martin State Airport.


Duties for this position include but are not limited to: 

*Operate the heavy equipment at Warfield Air Base to perform grade/excavate earth and other construction and repair projects. 

* Will make minor to moderate repairs to the heavy equipment and perform routine maintenance on this equipment. 

* Mowing and string trimming throughout base, trimming vegetation, edges and trims grass along sidewalks, curbs, around utility poles, buildings, along fence lines, trees, and utility obstruction with powered and non-powered equipment.

* Removes fallen limbs, tree branches, pinecones, leaves, and other debris. 

* Fall leaf removal, snow and ice removal, application of ice melting chemicals and monthly sweeping. 

* Other duties involving the use of heavy equipment and base maintenance as requested.


Education:   Eighth grade.

Experience: Five years of experience in the building maintenence or building construction trades including four 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.

Selection Plan

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum 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 employment (eligible) list for at least one year.  This list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees. 

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.


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.


This position is not subject to Bargaining MOU's.


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits package which includes health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost. Click on this link for more details:




Leave Benefits include:

* Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date). 

* Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year. 

* Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year. 

* Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child. 

* Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year.

Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension.


Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification.

A copy of your proof of eligibility (DD214) for Veterans’ Credit must be in this office and completely verified before Veterans’ Credit will be approved.




Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application to: Maryland Military Department State Personnel Office, 29th Division Street, Room B10, Baltimore, MD 21201-2288.


For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Nick Pindale via email at  Fax: 667-239-3559

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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