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Recruitment #24-003250-0001


Maryland Department of Labor is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for Amusement Ride Inspector I 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

Ensure the safety of the general public by conducting inspections and investigations related to setup and the operation of amusement attractions operating in Maryland. Inspections are conducted applying the Annotated Code of Maryland; COMAR regulations, referenced codes, standards and manufacturer's specifications.


  • Inspect amusement attractions at various locations throughout the State for compliance with applicable Laws, Regulations and Manufacturer's specifications. Working with amusement attraction owners to ensure proper setup of rides. Duties include accident, incident and complaint investigations. Also perform strip-downs, annual, and setup inspections. 
  • Prepare and submit the required inspection activity reports on a timely basis (dictated by policy) which includes but not limited to: Daily Activity, Inspection Checklist, Safety Order Forms, Accident, Incident and Complaint Reports, Expenses, State Vehicle Fleet Sheet. Data collected and information contained it these reports will be used in preparing the quarterly and annual departmental reports. 
  • Assisting inspectors on various aspects of amusement attractions, by working with them in the field or participating in training workshops. 
  • Maintain or assist in maintaining a library of applicable manuals, codes, standards and regulations. This library is located at the main office, with copies provided for each inspector. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management. 


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

Experience: Two 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.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience performing safety inspections of amusement attractions 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.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement and Compliance classifications or General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement and Compliance specialty codes in the Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, and Compliance field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


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

Mechanical experience working on and/or repairing machinery.


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 obtain and maintain Level I certification from the National Association of Amusement Ride Safety Officials or equivalent through an accredited engineering or technical certification program before progressing to the Amusement Ride Inspector II level.


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  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: Amusement Ride Inspector I (#24-003250-0001)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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