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Recruitment #17-001258-0001




Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Springfield Hospital Center

6655 Sykesville Road

Sykesville, MD  21784

Main Purpose of Job

The Driver/Helper will utilize a box truck with a lift gate to transport full food carts that contain food from the Food Services Building to multiple Patient Buildings delivering meals for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. This position will pick up empty food carts that contain used dishes and trays from multiple Patient Buildings and return them to the Food Services Building after Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner has been served. All transports are for Saturday and Sunday, scheduled for 3 times per day, (07:00 AM - 10:30 AM) Breakfast, (11:00 AM -  02:30 PM) Lunch, (03:00 PM - 07:00 PM) Dinner. Moving the carts must be done in a way to not disturb the food inside each food cart and must be secured in the box truck for transport. Pickup and delivery must adhere to a predetermined schedule and must be picked up and delivered on time and safely as to not disturb the food that is being delivered. All empty carts being returned must also be moved safely and secured during transport.


Education:    Completion of the sixth grade.

Experience:  Two years of full-time paid employment in the operation of automotive transportation equipment. It is desirable that this experience shall have included the transportation of passengers.


1.  Additional full-time paid employment operating automotive transportation vehicles may be substituted, on a year-for-year basis, for up to three years of the elementary school education.

2.  Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Equipment Operator classifications or Equipment Operator and Vehicle Operator specialty codes in the Equipment Operation field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience. 


1.  Applicants must possess a driver’s license valid in Maryland. Applicants must list the license number and date of issues on the application.

2.  The work of certain positions in this classification may require that the applicant secure another class of driver’s license prior to appointment. Applicants may also be required to submit a certified copy of their driving records before appointment.


Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. 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. 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. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.


Contractual employees who works for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the 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.


Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If online process is not available, please send your paper application to: DHMH, 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 you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the DHMH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251 or via email at