State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $31,286.00-$37,692.00 Yearly






A Building Services Worker is the full performance level of work in providing maintenance, housekeeping and general services for State buildings. Employees in this classification do not supervise other positions.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Building Services Supervisor or other housekeeping supervisory position. Employees may be subject to call-in on a 24-hour basis. Employees in this classification may be assigned to day, evening, night or rotating shifts which may include weekends and holidays based on staffing needs. Employees may be exposed to noisy, dirty and uncomfortable conditions, such as extreme heat and cold temperatures. The work may require the use of protective equipment such as gloves, masks, respirators, goggles, back braces and safety shoes when performing maintenance duties. Employees may be required to work in confined spaces and at various heights and move heavy objects.

Positions in this classification are evaluated using the classification job evaluation methodology. The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of a class specification.

The Building Services Worker is differentiated from the Building Services Supervisor in that the Building Services Worker performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision while the Building Services Worker Supervisor has supervisory responsibility for Building Services Workers.


Cleans, maintains and services State buildings;

Collects, recycles and disposes of trash and other items from State buildings;

Cleans floors, halls and stairways; Waxes and buffs floors and stairways;

Shampoos and vacuums rugs, carpets and upholstered furniture;

Cleans and disinfects restrooms and replaces supplies;

Dusts, cleans and makes minor repairs to furniture;

Loads and unloads supplies and equipment from trucks, moves office furniture and equipment and sets up chairs and tables for meetings and special events;

Performs routine building maintenance such as making minor roof repairs, preparing surfaces for painting, installing and replacing light bulbs, cleaning and unclogging drains, traps and lines, and replacing washers;

Inspects and replaces filters, belts and switches on equipment, cleans and lubricates machinery and tools, changes motor fluids and sharpens blades;

Cleans windows and walls;

Prepares routine inventory and supply reports and maintains work records;

Delivers mail and performs errands;

May make beds and clean and disinfect hospital wards and areas designated for patient use;

May perform outdoor maintenance and grounds care;

Performs other related duties.


Ability to apply the methods, materials and equipment used to clean, maintain and service State buildings;

Ability to apply the methods, materials and techniques used in routine building and equipment maintenance and repair;

Ability to safely use, adjust and maintain manual and power tools and equipment used in cleaning, maintaining and servicing State buildings;

Ability to clean, maintain and service State buildings;

Ability to clean and maintain indoor and outdoor areas;

Ability to move heavy objects;

Ability to read warning labels and directions for safe use of supplies, materials and equipment;

Ability to follow instructions.


Education: None.

Experience: None.


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.


Employees in this classification may be subject to call-in 24 hours a day and, therefore, may be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.


Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.  

This classification is assigned to Bargaining Unit A, Labor and Trades classes.  As provided by the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.  

Employees in this classification are eligible to receive overtime compensation. An employee who works more than the normal workweek is entitled to be compensated for that overtime, as provided by the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305.  

Date Revised

November 17, 2017

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 004556; EST: ; REV: 11/17/2017;

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