Skilled Trade Specialist I
Baltimore, MD 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
$34,858.00 - $54,732.00 Annually
Job Type
Full Time
Maryland Department of Transportation
Job Number

Open Until Filled

Job Specific Recruitment

If you have ever taken a flight from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport; renewed your Maryland driver's license; traveled to an Orioles game on the Light Rail; embarked on a cruise from the Port of Baltimore; received roadside assistance from CHART Emergency Patrol; reduced your commute time by using one of Maryland's toll roads; or applied for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification, then you have experienced some of the superb services provided by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT).

MDOT has various careers for people of all experiences, backgrounds, and abilities who come together to contribute to one mission-connecting our customers to life's opportunities. Join us in serving our Maryland residents, visitors, and businesses!

Two (2) vacancies currently exist within the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA). Please only apply if you are willing to work in the following counties: Frederick and Washington Counties. The eligible list produced from this recruitment will be utilized to fill other Skilled Trade Specialist I vacancies within MDOT in the specified counties only.

This is the experienced level of skilled trade work at the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT). Employees in this classification are required to perform work in a specialized skilled trade such as plumbing, carpentry, electrical, and HVAC, in accordance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations and standard practices or rules governing the specific trade. Incumbents receive general supervision from a maintenance supervisor or other designated supervisor.

This is maintenance work requiring physical exertion performed either outdoors under all weather conditions or inside an MDOT building. Employees may be required to move objects weighing over 50 pounds, and may also be required to work on equipment located on high poles or other elevated locations, and/or perform their job in cramped quarters in buildings or underground. Employees 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.

MDOT offers a generous and competitive benefits package. You can learn about our amazing benefits here:


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 one of the following areas: plumbing, carpentry, electrical, or HVAC.

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 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 performing skilled trades as defined above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. A certificate from a vocational technical school with a major in one or more of the skilled trades as defined above 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 an MDOT employment application (DTS-1) online to be considered for this recruitment. RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE MDOT EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION. No paper applications will be accepted.

Selected candidates may be subject to background and reference checks.

You may apply online at: .

Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disabilities 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 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 H-1B 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: 7/21/2021


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
2+ years
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