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Skilled Trade Specialist I, HVAC

at Maryland Transit Adminsistration

Pay: $34174 to $53658/year
$34174 - $53658
Posted: 10/5/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2537742

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Open Recruitment

Open Until Filled

This is the experienced level of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) work at the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT). Incumbents receive general supervision from a maintenance supervisor or other designated supervisor while performing skilled installation, connection, maintenance, and repair work in compliance with all applicable local, State and Federal regulations and standard practices governing the HVAC trade. Responsibilities include installing, repairing, and maintaining heating and air conditioning equipment to include: boilers, including gas and oil fired and hot water and steam, electric furnaces, control system fans, filters, heat radiation units, motors, burners, piping, relays, gauges, valves, steam panels, switches, wiring, air conditioning and cooling equipment such as air handling units, cooling and condensing evaporators, belts, hoses, bearings, coils, filters, compressors, dampers, pressure gauges, meters, thermostats, and fans. Additional duties include, but are not limited to: checking refrigerant pressure, using gauges and meters, correcting amount of refrigerant into unit, charging equipment, and lubricating all HVAC equipment and moveable parts. 

Employees in these classes are considered essential employees and are subject to emergency call back procedures, twenty-four hours a day, as may be required to maintain continuous operation of a facility. Employees may be required to work rotating shift work, to include evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
The current vacancy exists at the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) at the Dundalk Marine Terminal (Baltimore City).  The eligible list produced from this recruitment may be utilized for future Skilled Trade Specialist I (HVAC) vacancies within the Maryland Department of Transportation.

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Minimum Qualifications:

Education:  Graduation from a standard high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.
Experience:  Two years of experience performing skilled trade work in the HVAC trade.
Consideration for employment may be based solely on the contents of your application.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information.  Please include all relevant experience on your application.  This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position for which you are applying. 
If you have held more than one position at the same employer, please list each position that you held and the length of time that you held each position.
1.  Additional work experience in the HVAC trade may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
2.  A certificate from a vocational technical school in the HVAC trade may be substituted for one year of the required general 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 the skilled trades as defined above field of work, on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

Licenses & Certifications

1.  Candidates appointed to positions in this classification are assigned duties that require the operation of motor vehicles. Employees are required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland. All applicants must list their license number and expiration date on the application.

2.  During the probationary period, employees may be required to obtain and maintain a Class A or Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) valid in the State of Maryland, depending on the type of equipment operated.

3.  Employees at the Maryland Aviation Administration must have or obtain an Airfield Operators Permit in accordance with the Code of Maryland Regulations, Control of Vehicular Traffic on the Air Operations Area, prior to permanent appointment. 

4.  The employing administration may require employees to satisfy its agency training and certification program requirements to obtain and maintain permanent status in this classification.

Additional Information

1.  Applicants who are considered for work at the Maryland Aviation Administration are subject to an extensive pre-employment security background check as required by the Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Aviation Regulation Part 107.

2.  Employees must be willing and available for duty at such hours, day or night, as may be required to maintain continuous operation of a facility and are subject to call-in. Employees are required to maintain a reliable communication link for emergency call back requirements.

3.  Employees that work with or may be exposed to hazardous materials, such as: asbestos, lead-based paint, or chromium, may be required to undergo periodic medical testing and may be required to pass hazardous materials training and can wear a respirator. 

4.  Applicants may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform maintenance work on high structures and in cramped quarters.

5.  Candidates will be subject to pre-employment drug testing in accordance with the Transportation Code of Maryland Regulations 11.02.11, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs. 

6.  Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with the Transportation Code of Maryland Regulations 11.02.11, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

7.  Employees in this classification are considered "Essential Employees" and must sign and agree to all policies and procedures relating to "Essential Employee" status.
TO APPLY: You must complete a MDOT application to be considered for this recruitment. RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE MDOT EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION.
Selected candidates may be subject to background and reference checks.
The individual selected for this position must obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Card when they start work with the MPA. A TWIC card is required of all maritime personnel. For information on how to apply for a TWIC card, please go to
You may download an application, or you may apply online at:  If you need a paper application mailed to you, please call (410) 865-1073.  Mail your application to:  Recruitment and Examinations Unit, 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover, MD 21076. 

Applications sent without sufficient postage will not be accepted and will be returned.  Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disability will be provided upon request.  Please notify in advance. MD Relay Service Number (711). Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
The Maryland Department of Transportation is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa or providing an extension of an existing H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints.  All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.  Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.
Applicants who have education obtained outside of the U.S. will be required to provide proof of the equivalent U.S. education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service, such as the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( or World Education Services: International Credential Evaluation (
The incumbent in this position may be a member of a covered bargaining unit
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. MDOT does not discriminate based on age, ancestry, color, creed, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, or sexual orientation.
Issue Date: 08/19/19