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Director of Housekeeping Services

Recruitment #18-003139-0001






MDH, Eastern Shore Hospital Center, Cambridge MD 21613

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for the overall operation of the Housekeeping Department reporting to the Chief Operating Officer. In addition to planning, directing, and coordination of the Department, this position will be held responsible for insuring that the patient living and treatment areas are maintained in accordance to Licensing and Joint Commission standards for patient care which far exceeds the standards for office complexes.

The Comprehensive Maintenance and Repair Program manual, issued by the Department of General Services, recognizes that this position is responsible for: (1) assuring that the building area are maintained at the prescribed cleaning service level (about 70% of the building is complex space with heavy activities, per DGS); (2) conducting periodic building cleaning surveys verifying current workload requirements; (3) planning and scheduling all necessary cleaning operations; (4) maintaining an adequate stock of cleaning materials and supplies; (5) the maintenance of cleaning equipment and repair/replacement of defective items; (6) inspection of work to assure that the cleaning operations are being performed satisfactorily and as scheduled; and, (7) working with the Procurement Officer in procuring supplies and equipment.


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

Experience: Eight (8) years of experience in a large scale housekeeping operation at a school, hospital or other institution; four (4) years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.

Notes: 1. Candidates may substitute additional supervisory level experience on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a non-commissioned officer in Equipment, Facilities, and Services classifications or Equipment, Facilities, and Services specialty codes in the Equipment, Facilities, and Services Group field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education, four years of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.


The desired applicant should have experience in building maintenance, preferably housekeeping, in a healthcare setting.  The desired applicant should also have experience monitoring, reviewing and supervising housekeeping operations and other building related responsibilities.


Employees in this classification may be required to work on Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays. Employees required to work on those days will receive compensatory time off.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.   Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.  If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or  Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.



The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies. 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.