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University of Maryland, College Park
Agriculture and Natural Resources
College Park
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Posted: 05/12/2021
Facilities Maintenance Specialist

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Under minimum direction, plans, organizes and manages services at Central Maryland Research and Education Center (CMREC) providing hands-on building maintenance and repair, space allocation, purchasing, emergency preparedness, and/or safety programs, schedule & coordinate maintenance and services at Beltsville, Clarksville and Upper Marlboro facilities. Coordinate services with Research Facilities Management Office (RFMO) when needed, replace or contact vendors for a wide variety of complex systems including HVAC, Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electrical, Potable Water, WasteWater and Irrigation Systems as well as buildings and infrastructure maintenance. This position works directly with the CMREC-LESREC-WMREC Center Director, Managers of the Research and Education Center, and Research Facilities Management Office (RFMO).

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (Biological or Agricultural Engineering field)

Two years’ experience in overall facilities management with emphasis on research. However, five (5) years of relevant experience may be substituted for the degree (years of experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience). Ability to interact with vendors, diverse faculty and staff in a research environment. Familiarity with various building systems, e.g. HVAC, electrical, steam, water, building, grounds and motor vehicle maintenance and repair.


An extensive knowledge of HVAC systems, electronics and mechanics. Carpentry skills to perform routine interior and exterior building maintenance and renovations. Familiar with operation of large equipment, including backhoe and tractors. Ability to fabricate and build parts using acetylene torch, arc and mig welder and plasma cutter. Competent in computer usage.

Additional Certifications:

Commercial Drivers License (CDL).

Additional Information:

Job RisksMedical Clearance for Driving a Vehicle (ex Commercial Drivers License), Respiratory Protection

Physical Demands

Lift and transport agricultural supplies, tools and equipment, to climb and to perform extensive standing and walking, to wear and work in personal protective equipment; to work in extreme weather. On-call, emergency after hours, weekends and holidays may be required.

Posting Date:05/01/2021

Closing Date:

Open Until FilledYes

Best Consideration Date05/31/2021

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.