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Recruitment #22-003253-0001


The Division of Labor and Industry is accepting applications from qualified applicants to fill current open positions. Applicants in pool will remain active for one year and be considered as opening occurs.

This recruitment is open to current employees of the Department of Labor and Industry.




10946 Golden West Drive

Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031

Main Purpose of Job

Ensure the safety of the general public by managing the conduct of inspections and investigations related to the erection, installation, and operation of amusement rides, vertical platform lifts, stairway chair lifts, and personnel hoists at various locations throughout the State. Inspections are conducted by applying the Annotated Code of Maryland, COMAR regulations, referenced codes, standards, and manufacturer's criteria.


Direct and Coordinate all statewide operations that involve safety inspections on amusement rides.

Make recommendations concerning new legislation proposals which would effect the Safety Inspection Program. Review existing law and regulations proposing revisions that would enhance the effectiveness of the program.

Promote the work of the department through frequent contact with members of the Governor’s Advisory Board, Maryland State Showmen’s Association, Amusement Ride Owners, Amusement Park Managers, State and County Fair Managers.

Represent the Safety Inspection Program in a liaison capacity with Elected Officials, Appointed Government Officials, Program Managers of Governmental Departments in Maryland and neighboring states.

Develop and administer program policies, regulations and standards relating to inspection procedures, reporting procedures and office protocol.

Supervise the preparation of the budget for the Amusement Ride safety Inspection Program.

Plan and organize the Inspectors work schedule. Inspections are scheduled throughout the State to ensure compliance with COMAR. Supervise Inspectors, evaluating their work for conformance with their performance standards.

Provide technical and administrative guidance and direction to internal and external customers with respect to inspection procedures and requirements as outlined in the law and regulations.

Document, prepare and submit all supervisory, administrative and summary reports demonstrating the programs activity and efficiency. Review submitted inspection reports, accident reports and daily summary reports for conformance with office protocol.

Review documents submitted from Amusement Ride Owners, Fair Managers, Ride Manufacturers, Attorneys and the General Public.

Inform the Program Manager on day to day operations. Recommend proposed solutions to problems or concerns within the program.

Perform other related duties as assigned and be available to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


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

Experience: Seven years of experience in the construction, installation, repair, adjustment or inspection of amusement attractions, vertical, inclined and stairway chair lifts, personnel hoists, and related devices. Four years of experience must have been in the inspection of amusement attractions, vertical, inclined and stairway chair lifts, personnel hoists, and related devices for a federal, state, or local regulatory inspection program or private entity performing similar work. One year of this experience must have included training, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of staff performing safety inspections on amusement rides and related devices.

Note: Candidates may substitute additional experience performing safety inspections of amusement rides and related devices for a federal, state or local regulatory inspection program or private entity performing similar work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

• Possess supervisory and/or leadership skills that have been successful in meeting organizational expectations, defining and communicating roles, and responsibilities, etc.

• Experience interpreting and enforcing regulations, laws and/or procedures as they relate to amusement rides and attractions erected permanently or temporarily at carnivals, fairs and amusement parks.

• Proficient use of the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and/or other relevant software.


1. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties may be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

2. Employees in this classification must possess Level 1, 2, or 3 certification from the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials or equivalent certification through an accredited engineering or technical certification program prior to appointment and are required to maintain certification through continued education and training while employed.


All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (Labor/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to Labor/DUI as a result of unemployment insurance overpayment/fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.

1. Employees in this classification are subject to call-in and therefore, will be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where they can be reached.

2. 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 must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment. *Resumes are not acceptable and not considered in the selection process*

All information concerning the qualifications, including any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certificate, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered. Applications that meet minimum and/or selective qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for interview selection. Units will select those candidates most closely demonstrating the qualifications for interview.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

***Please note that your answers on the supplemental questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit.



U.S. Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification. Any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing a U.S. Military form DD 214 verifying honorable discharge from service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Permanent State employees do not need to submit proof of Veterans’ status. 

If you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, You may contact Kim Allen-Hubbard 410-767-8653 or submit via email to Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.


Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

MDOL Office of Human Resources
Attn: Chief, Amusement Ride Inspector  (#22-003253-0001)KAH
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100
Baltimore, MD 21201

The MD State Application Form can be found online

Maryland Department of Labor is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of MDOL that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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