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Maintenance Chief II NL, Skilled Trades Specialist II Option

Recruitment #23-002823-0011


The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) supports State and local government agencies, as well as local non-profit organizations and the citizens of Maryland, by providing facilities management, real estate and surplus property services, as well as security and law enforcement for State buildings. DGS is also responsible for a full spectrum of facilities engineering, design and construction services, almost $1 billion in annual contract administration, and overseeing the State procurement process. Here at DGS, we truly Do Great Service… Consider joining our team! 





Several positions are available within the Office of Facilities Management for the Department of General Services located in Annapolis, Baltimore City, Bel Air, Catonsville and Elkton, Maryland. However, the list created from this recruitment may also be used to fill other vacancies, in this classification, as they arise.

Main Purpose of Job

This position is the front-line employee responsible for the safe and efficient operation of State office buildings operated and maintained by the DGS. This position performs the daily work necessary to ensure the proper functioning of all building systems and equipment found in office buildings, including HVAC, electrical, plumbing and any other systems required for the safe and effective operation of modern office structures. 

This is an emergency essential position subject to emergency release procedures. Employees in this position must be willing and available for duty at all hours, day or night, and are required to remain or report for duty at all hours as needed to maintain the continuous operation of this agency. 

If you are the selected candidate for this position, you will be required to complete a Pre-Employment Physical, which will assess your ability to safely perform the essential functions of this position.


Duties for this position include but are not limited to:


- Ensure proper functioning of building systems and equipment. Operate HVAC, electrical, plumbing, life safety and other critical components within design parameters. Keep buildings and courthouses open at all times for the transaction of essential State business.  


- Use Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to monitor equipment. Identify potential issues using handheld temperature, vibration and sonic sensing tools, and verify readings are properly uploaded into CMMS database. Access CMMS records to help with diagnosing and troubleshooting equipment malfunctions.


- Complete tasks assigned via CMMS work orders. Respond to requests for building repairs. Restore equipment to proper operation. Identify need for additional building trades support and communicate with building manager for authorization to obtain assistance. Coordinate with contractors to perform work requiring outside expertise.   


- Complete preventive maintenance tasks on building equipment. Replace filters, belts, hoses and other consumables. Inspect building components to identify potential issues and prevent emergency repairs. Track maintenance schedules and ensure work is done to industry standards.


- Perform other building maintenance and trades work as assigned. This may include but is not limited to repair and replacement of fixtures, hardware, lighting, ceiling tiles and floor coverings; operation and maintenance of motorized and electrical equipment and tools; grounds maintenance tasks such as mowing grass, clearing sidewalks and parking lots; containment of hazardous spills and leaks to prevent injury and damage; and other tasks to keep buildings in top shape.    


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


Experience: Three years of experience performing skilled trade work in plumbing, carpentry, electrical, HVAC, locksmith, masonry, painting, or welding work.

NoteAdditional years of experience may be substituted for the education on a year for year basis.


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


- Skilled trades experience in a commercial building setting.


- Professional training, union certification or completion of a certified/accredited training program in a skilled trade, apprenticeship program, or vocational school is preferred.


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.


It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please include all experience and education that is related to this position.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date; information submitted after the closing date will not be considered. Credit is given for relevant part-time, temporary or volunteer experience based on the number of hours worked per week; you must include the time spent on such activities on your application.

Note that for any position requiring a college degree or college credit, you will be required to submit a college transcript prior to being offered a position.  You may submit your transcript as part of the application process.

The examination for this position will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligibility list categorized as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED, or QUALIFIED.  The eligibility list will be valid for one year and may be extended.  The list will be used by the hiring authority to select employees for interviews.  Eligible lists may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification.

Please note, selected candidates may be required to complete and successfully pass a State and Federal fingerprint background check prior to being hired.

You must be legally authorized under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act to be hired in the position for which you apply.


The State of Maryland offers a generous benefits package that includes:

- Tuition reimbursement for those who qualify

- Flexible work schedules and telework opportunities for many positions

- Free mass transit in Baltimore & Annapolis

- Generous paid leave that increases with years of service

- Paid holidays

- Health coverage with low out-of-pocket costs

- Employee & employer contributory pension plan 


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Contact or call 410-767-4986 with questions about this recruitment.  The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred. Apply online at – click on Employment on the left side of the screen. If you are unable to submit your application online, please send your paper application to: Human Resources, Dept. of General Services, 301 W. Preston St., Suite 1311, Baltimore, MD  21201 by the closing date and time. 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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