Assistant Chief of Maintenance (Chief Facility Maintenance Officer)

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This is a position specific recruitment, open to anyone who meets the minimum qualifications listed below. The resulting list of eligible candidates will be used to fill this position or function only. You will need to reapply for any future recruitment conducted for this job classification.

The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Aviation Administration (MDOT MAA) is the owner & operator of both BWI Thurgood Marshall and Martin State Airports, serving over 27 million passengers annually.

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The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Aviation Administration (MDOT MAA) is currently accepting applications for Assistant Chief of Maintenance (Chief Facility Maintenance Officer) within the Division of MTN Operations and Maintenance at Martin State Airport.

The Assistant Chief of Maintenance directs the day to day maintenance activities of a 775 Acre general aviation airport, including but not limited to building maintenance, grounds maintenance, airfield and pavement maintenance, snow and ice control, and vehicle maintenance, with a staff of skilled trades specialists, and a wide assortment of maintenance support services contracts.


  • Ensure that all maintenance activities are performed as safely and expeditiously as possible to minimize impact to airport users and are performed in accordance with Federal and State laws and regulations;
  • Direct the operational readiness of all airport facilities and equipment through subordinate staff;
  • Maintenance activities are conducted in compliance with FAA Grant Assurances, ensuring that all facilities remain open and operational safely and efficiently at all times, to avoid FAA sanctions against the MAA for non-compliance;
  • Direct snow and ice control activities on over 650,000 yards of pavement including runway, taxiways, aircraft parking ramps, roadways, and parking lots in accordance with FAA Winter Weather Operations-Advisory Circular.
  • Directing and assigning priorities to staff heavy equipment maintenance technician for in-house repairs of vehicles and equipment or outsourcing certain types of repairs that are outside the scope of the mechanic;
  • Direct the maintenance of over 525,000 square feet of office, shop, and hangar space throughout the airport.
  • Assign preventative maintenance inspections to skilled trades specialists, to ensure that all buildings throughout the airport are maintained and safe for occupancy; and
  • Oversee the management of all maintenance service contracts and contract requirements, compliance, and funding through contract management and administrative staff.

Incumbents receive managerial supervision from the Chief, MTN Airport. On some assignments, employees may be required to perform outdoors in all weather conditions.

Employees in this position are designated “Emergency Essential” in the event of airport emergencies, weather emergencies, or irregularities and are subject to extended shifts and being on-call during scheduled off-hours, holidays, and weekends.

This position is located at Martin State Airport in Baltimore County, MD

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Experience: Eight years of experience in construction, facilities maintenance, or skilled trade work. *This experience must include directing a maintenance program, responding to various types of emergencies, and direct responsibility for maintenance of buildings, roadways, ramps and taxiways, automotive repair, specialized firefighting systems, and/ or high-voltage systems for an airport or major facility. Four years of the required experience must have been in a supervisory capacity.

*This statement contains a Selective Qualification, which is more focused in scope than the Minimum Qualifications for this classification. Selective Qualifications are utilized when the position requires specific or additional bona fide occupational qualifications (i.e., knowledge, skills, or abilities).

Licenses & Certifications:

1. Employees in this class are assigned duties which require the operation of motor vehicles. Employees must possess and maintain a Class C motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland. During the probationary period, the employee may be required to obtain and maintain a Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), valid in the State of Maryland depending on the type of equipment operated.

2. Employees in this class may be required to satisfy the employing administration’s training and certification program requirements to obtain and maintain permanent status in this classification.

3. Maryland Aviation Administration employees assigned to the BWI Airport must obtain an MAA Airfield Operators Permit in accordance with the Code of Maryland Regulations, Control of Vehicular Traffic on the Air Operations Area, prior to permanent appointment.

 Additional Information:

Applicants may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform and supervise maintenance work on high structures and in cramped quarters in tunnels, underground and in buildings.

2. Employees must be willing and available for duty at such hours, day or night, as may be required in order to maintain continuous and safe operation of a facility. Employees are required to maintain a reliable communication link (telephone or beeper) at their own expense for the purpose of emergency call back requirements.

3. Applicants may be subject to a background check which may impact employment. A history of arrest or conviction is not an automatic disqualification to employment. 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.

4. Employees who 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, pass hazardous materials training, and have the ability to wear a respirator.

5. Employees in this classification are considered “Essential Employees” and may be required to sign and agree to all policies and procedures relating to “Essential Employee” status.

6. 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.

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

The incumbent in this position will not be a member of a covered bargaining unit.

 TO APPLY: All applicants must submit an application online at  to be considered for this recruitment. RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE MDOT EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION. It is essential that the application is filled out completely and accurately, listing all relevant experience in detail and addressing the specific requirements shown above. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to this position. Your application must be received by 03/14/2021. 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 selected candidate may be subject to a background and reference checks.

The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Aviation Administration 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 United States will be required to provide proof of the equivalent United States education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service, such as the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service ( or the Collegiate Registrars & World Education Services: International Credential Evaluation (

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, MDOT MAA 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: 02/11/2021

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