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Recruitment #24-004596-0002


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!  




This position is with the Maryland Department of General Services (DGS), Office of Design, Construction and Energy, located at 301 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. 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 will support the Department of General Services’ (DGS) Facility Engineering Division (FED) that supports State owned buildings. This position directs and coordinates facility engineering work in a Statewide maintenance and repair program involving the inspection, design and repair of systems and utilities related to the maintenance of buildings and grounds. This position will Identify, prioritize, and monitor the maintenance and repair of State-owned facilities according to State policies and standards, and will utilize funds to prevent the deterioration of State facilities and avert potentially life-threatening conditions.

Duties for this position include but are not limited to:
  • Internal Construction Document Design: Evaluate the program letter and project justification submitted by the facility. Create bid documents in coordination with the using agency to include specifications/project manual. Assemble bid documents and submit for solicitation. Manage project through bid process, construction, and substantial completion. Complete all appropriate documents associated with the project. 
  • Meetings/Miscellaneous: Attend all meetings as necessary, resolving issues and providing project management insight. Process invoices in accordance with regulations. Review documentation as submitted and approve as necessary. 
  • Contract Approval/Construction: Prepare appropriate agenda item for approval of contract in accordance with Md. Procurement Regulations. Manage and/or coordinate project with the Using Agency and DGS Construction Division during construction phase to assure completion of project in accordance with specifications. Develop and manage all approved and assigned Emergency projects. Approve changes as necessary to scope of work, review and approve proposed change orders and approve any additional funding in accordance with DGS Procedures. Maintain electronic PCO/Change Order Log in Project Folder in 'U' drive. Review and approve invoices within 3 days of receipt. 
  • Procurement Actions: Prepare bidding documents incorporating the A/E construction design into the DGS procurement package. Coordinate the advertising date, the pre-bid date, and the bid date between the DGS Procurement Office, and the using agency and submit package for procurement. 
  • Professional Services Construction Document Design: Manage the A/E design contract to assure coordination between the A/E and the using agency to obtain a design that matches the project justification and meets the standard for the industry for construction. Evaluate and request changes as necessary on all A/E submittals. Conduct CD review meetings. Review/Approve estimates prepared by A/E. 
  • Design or A/E Selection, Negotiation and Management: Evaluate the program letter and project justification submitted by the facility to determine what if any professional A/E service is required. Involve the Using Agency throughout the selection and design process. Negotiate the A/E fees and obtain procurement approval as required. Self-specify work when possible.


Experience: Six years of experience, two years of experience as an Engineer in the building construction, renovation or maintenance fields and an additional four years of experience performing maintenance or construction engineering work in facility and maintenance system work. ** See Bachelor’s Degree substitution below.**


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited college or university and two years of experience as an Engineer in the building construction, renovation or maintenance fields for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Civil Engineer Corps classifications or Construction Engineering Technician, or Civil or Combat Engineering specialty codes in the Engineering field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Applicants must possess the following selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding all qualifications. 
  • Three (3) years of experience preparing/reviewing project scopes, specifications, project cost analysis, and evaluation of A/E designs and design schedules.


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.
- Experience in capital budgeting is preferred.
- Experience in developing rough order of magnitude estimates is preferred.
- Experience in providing cost-related technical review comments on project plans and 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.


Employees may be required to carry an electronic paging device or provide the employing agency with a telephone number where the employee can be reached.


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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