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Lead Electrician

Recruitment #23-001965-0001


Join a dynamic team of State employees that supports the Maryland National Guard, their mission and the other State employees of the Maryland Military Department. This position works on a compressed work schedule from 6:30 am to 5 pm, Tuesday thru Friday. The Maryland Military Department offers free parking at this location.


Grade 12, Skilled Services, Overtime Eligible


Maryland Army National Guard Readiness Center
3727 Putty Hill Ave
Nottingham, MD 21236

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is the lead Electrician position at Facility Sustainment Team (FST). This position will travel to facilities in the Baltimore regional and possible statewide for forty-two (42) Maryland Army & Air National Guard Facilities, including 342 buildings, 1 operational airfield and 4 military training sites as needed or assigned. This position is Emergency Essential.


Duties for this position include but are not limited to: 
· Installs, repairs, tests and maintains electrical equipment and fixtures such as fluorescent and incandescent units, conduit tubing and boxes, wiring, panels, antennas, outlets, fans, washing and drying machines and ranges; electrical systems such as fire and security systems, communication systems, heating and cooling systems and overhead and underground distribution systems; and control devices such as switches, fuses, ballasts, generators, motors, compressors, relays and transformers.
· Services and repairs electrical systems and units by replacing fuses, coils, switches, wiring and transformers. 
· Locates and determines malfunctions in electrical systems, equipment and controls using testing equipment such as test lights, ohmmeters, ammeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes. 
· Performs routine preventive maintenance on electrical systems, equipment and machinery, such as inspecting controls, switches, meters, fuses, wires, motors, generators and transformers and by tightening screws, wires and contacts. 
· Reviews blueprints, wiring diagrams and schematics to determine the location of wiring, electrical devices and equipment in order to ensure compliance with code and safety regulations. 
· Calculates the load capacity of electrical wiring and equipment to ensure electrical compatibility and safety of components. · Measures, cuts, bends, threads, assembles, and installs conduits using tools such as hacksaws, pipe threaders and conduit benders. 
· Splices and connects wiring to lighting fixtures and power equipment using knives, pliers, electrician's tape, and manual tools. 
· Completes work orders, maintenance and repair logs and other reports in order to track and document work performed and to record materials and supplies used. 
· May assist in repairing, replacing, and maintaining systems containing pneumatic, hydraulic, electronic, steam or hot water controls.   
· May inspect and make minor repairs to switch gear and transformers leading into the facilities' sub-station. 
· May take inventory of electrical materials, supplies, parts, and tools.


Education:   Eighth grade.

Experience: Four years of experience in the building maintenance or building construction trades including three years of experience assigning, reviewing and approving the work of other building maintenance or building construction workers.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher, as a non-commissioned officer in utilities classifications or mechanical maintenance management specialty codes in utility systems repair, on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Preferred Qualifications

* Four years of experience working in the Electrical field with facility maintenance.
* Demonstrated ability to work independently on all minor to moderate Electrical repairs, installations, and maintenance.
* In a Journeyman or Journeywoman program or willing to enroll in a program in this field. 
* Demonstrated willingness to be trained and learn new skills in this trade, as this position has the potential to move up the Maintenance Chief series to a Senior Electrical Technician (Maintenance Chief IV, Non Lic).


Employees 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 with less than 5 points on their driving record.


This position will require the ability to pass a federal security check in addition to a State & Federal background check to obtain a CAC ID card to access military installations and computer systems. The ability to obtain and maintain a CAC ID Card is a condition of employment for this position.

This position requires statewide travel.  


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application 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 eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


This position is exempt from all union MOU’s.


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits package which includes health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost. Click on this link for more details:


 Leave Benefits include:

* Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date). 
* Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year. 
* Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year. 
* Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child. 
* Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year.

Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension.


Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification.

A copy of your proof of eligibility (DD214) for Veterans’ Credit must be in this office and completely verified before Veterans’ Credit will be approved.


Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application to: Maryland Military Department State Personnel Office, 29th Division Street, Room B10, Baltimore, MD 21201-2288.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Nick Pindale via email at  Fax: 667-239-3559

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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!

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