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Recruitment #24-003246-0001


Maryland Department of Labor is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for Chief Elevator Inspector within the Division of Labor and Industry, Safety Inspection Unit.

As a member of the DLI team, you can have a fulfilling career, while also enjoying a wide range of benefits such as medical and dental coverage, paid time off (i.e. vacation, sick leave), becoming vested in the State pension, supplemental retirement options, and even joining the Maryland State Employees Credit Union.




10946 Golden West Drive, Suite 160, Hunt Valley, MD 21031

Main Purpose of Job

Provide for the safety of employees and the general public by managing the conduct of inspections and investigations pertaining to elevator, escalator, moving walks, lifts, hoists, and other related devices operating at various sites throughout the State. Ensuring elevator, escalator, moving walks, lifts, hoists, and other related devices operating in Maryland are maintained in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.


Direct and coordinate all State operations that involve safety inspections on elevator units and related equipment. Ensure that all newly installed elevator units are registered and inspected before operation and in conformance with the law and regulations. Ensure that all existing elevator units operating in the State are inspected within the specified timeframe and in conformance with the law and regulations. Ensure that inspection reports entered into the database system are entered within the specified timeframe. Establish and administer protocols detailing data entry procedures for both State Inspectors and Authorized 3rd Party Inspectors. Develop and administer Elevator Safety program policies relating to inspection procedures, reporting procedures, State inspector work performance standards and office protocol. Ensure that all newly hired inspectors are trained and acquire their Qualified Elevator Inspector (QEI) certification within one (1) year of hire.

Ensure that all 90-day, 40-day inspection notices are sent to owners of elevator units. Ensure that elevator unit certificates are mailed to owners on a weekly basis. Ensure that citations are issued to owners when circumstances warrant such action. Ensure that elevator unit invoices are sent to owners when circumstances warrant such action and that past due notices are send in accordance with protocol and that unpaid invoices are transferred to CCU after 75 days but never more than 90 days.

Represent the Elevator Safety Inspection Unit at DLLR/DLI meetings. 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 the general public, elevator installation and maintenance contractors, building owners and managers, and authorized 3rd party inspectors. 

Provide technical information and guidance to internal and external customers pertaining to elevator unit installation, repair, operation, maintenance, inspection requirements and procedures as stipulated in the law and regulations. 

Field interaction with subordinates to include supervisors and inspectors. 

Document, prepare and submit reports demonstrating the elevator safety program’s activity and efficiency. Review submitted inspection reports, accident reports and daily summary reports for conformance with office protocol. 

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

Perform other duties as assigned by management.


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

Experience: Four years of experience performing safety inspections of elevators and related devices for a federal, state or local regulatory inspection program. One year of this experience must have included training, assigning, reviewing and evaluating the work of staff performing safety inspections of elevators and related devices.

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


Applicants must meet this selective qualification to be considered.  Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

At least six months supervisory experience.


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

Experience leading staff in order to meet organizational expectations.

Experience evaluating and addressing elevator, escalator, moving walks, lifts, hoists, and other related device(s) training among staff at all levels.

Excellent report writing skills preferred


Limited to current Maryland Department of Labor employees only.


1. Candidates for a position in this classification must be certified as a Qualified Elevator Inspector by an organization accredited by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Applicants must provide a current copy of this certificate with the application.

2. 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.


1. Employees in this classification are subject to call-in on a 24 hours a day basis and 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  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 Elevator Inspector (#24-003246-0001)BF
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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