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Contractual Position

Recruitment #23-004556-0023


This is a 12 month position in the maintenance department of the Maryland School for the Deaf – Frederick Campus.

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.




MSD, Frederick Campus, 101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21705

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to provide all facets of housekeeping and limited maintenance services in order to maintain a clean, safe, and sanitary environment for staff, students, and visitors.


Clean, disinfect, remove debris, and sanitize as necessary all: porcelain appliances, walls, door and partitions, mirrors, windows, screens, window ledges and doors, lighting fixtures, trash containers, curtains, drapes and blinds, examination tables and treatment tables, pictures, handrails, elevators, stairwells and baseboards, telephones, furniture and chairs, kitchen appliances, computers and other office equipment, including stoves, refrigerators and other appliances as needed, and when necessary, clean and polish plumbing fixtures.  Vacuum, clean, dust, mop, or sweep and strip, wax, and/or polish as necessary all: floors and hard surfaced areas, carpets, stairwells, and entry ways.  Organize janitorial closets and store flammable and other items per code.  Performs checks and needed maintenance on all equipment items utilized by and under the charge of the employee.  Aside from the regular cleaning duties this position is responsible for waxing and buffing floors in all the buildings on campus.


Education: None.

Experience: None.


Must be willing to learn American Sign Language.


Employees appointed to positions 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.


Work involves special physical demands such as lifting/pushing 50 pounds or more and climbing ladders.  Must be able to climb 6' ladders to wash walls, light fixtures, and clean interior/exterior windows, etc.  Must be able to sit, squat, or stand for long periods of time.  Must be able to operate a high speed buffer.  Must be able to safely use, adjust, and maintain manual and power tools and equipment used in cleaning.

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.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If online access is not available 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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