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Recruitment #22-000697-0003


This is a 12-month position in the maintenance department of the Maryland School for the Deaf – Frederick Campus.  This position is designated as Essential Personnel.


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.




Maryland School for the Deaf - Frederick Campus

101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21705


Provide full performance level of plumbing work by repairing, installing, and maintaining plumbing systems, pipes, and other plumbing fixtures at the Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia Campus to maintain the school's productivity and a safe campus environment.


Install, repair, and maintain plumbing systems, equipment, and fixtures for water, heating, air conditioning, and drainage systems;


Perform regularly scheduled maintenance services and minor repairs to building equipment items to include boilers, hydraulic heating systems, refrigeration equipment, cooling towers, and ice chillers;


Fill pipe system with water, observe pressure gauges attached to pipes and adjust control valves to produce desired pressure;


Install, make plumbing repairs to, and maintain appliances such as sinks, water heaters, washing machines, sterilizers, dish washers, ice machines, and water coolers;


Repair and maintain plumbing by replacing washers in leaking faucets, replacing broken pipes, opening clogged drains, and underground sewer lines;


Measure, cut, thread, and replace pipes, control valves, and couplings using wrenches, pipe cutters, and pipe-threading tools;


Cover pipes with insulating materials or protective coatings to reduce loss of heat and to prevent moisture condensation and corrosion;


Review work orders to estimate time, materials ,and equipment required to complete work project;


Perform other duties as assigned including snow removal when necessary to keep the campus operational.


Education: Completion of the Eighth grade.


Experience: Two years experience as a journeyman plumber, one year of which includes installing and repairing sanitary plumbing appliances.


Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in utilities repair classifications or construction and engineering specialty codes in the plumbing field of work, on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Must be willing to learn American Sign Language.


Candidates for this classification must possess a Maryland Journeyman/Gas Fitter License.


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 sit, squat, or stand for long periods of time.


New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense. (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568).


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you meet the qualifications 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.



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.  The preferred method to receive additional information is for them to be uploaded.  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 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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