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Recruitment #24-001107-0005


The Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community who in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.

This is a 12-month position in the maintenance department of the Maryland School for the Deaf – Frederick Campus. This position is designated as Essential Personnel.




MSD, Frederick, Campus, 101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21705

Main Purpose of Job

Employees in this classification perform general maintenance tasks, such as simple construction, preventative maintenance, improvements and minor repairs to buildings, fixtures, mechanical equipment, grounds and roadways.


Perform general maintenance tasks such as simple construction, preventive maintenance, improvements, and minor repairs to buildings, fixtures, mechanical equipment, grounds, and roadways.  Employee may be required to check and service converter units; repair, service, and inspect door locks, housekeeping equipment, furniture, and safety equipment; assist with making repairs to HVAC air handler units and related equipment; perform daily preventive maintenance checks to ensure proper operation of all equipment; install, replace, or repair water fountains, restroom fixtures, broken piping, gaskets, valves, and other plumbing related equipment as necessary; repair or move furniture, put up or repair drywall, hang doors, replace windows and window panes, install cabinets, and/or other carpentry related tasks as necessary; apply finish and/or paint to completed projects; perform security functions; ensure buildings and gates are locked each day as required.  Preference will be given to applicants who are able to lift 50 lbs. or more and assist with snow removal on the campus.


Education: Eighth grade.

Experience: Three years of experience in any combination of the maintenance trades provided that at least two years of experience are primarily in the trades of electricity, plumbing, steamfittings, refrigeration or air-conditioning.

1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in any of the maintenance trades on a year-for-year basis for up to three years of the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a degree from an accredited vocational or technical high school with a major in Building Maintenance or a related field for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in utilities repair classifications or construction and engineering specialty codes in any combination of maintenance trades, on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Willing to learn American Sign Language.

Able to lift 50 lbs. or more.

Able to assist with snow removal on the campus.


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.


New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense. (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568)

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation.


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.


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.



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If unable to apply online, or if you encounter difficulty, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time. Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time.  Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044


Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-696-3084

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual and disabled applicants are encouraged to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

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