Property Management Grounds Maintenance Specialist Trainee

Baltimore County
40 per week $17 - $19 Per hour MD Bay Property Management Group Baltimore County, 1018 York Rd, Towson, MD 21204, United States


Pay Schedule II, Grade H15, Regular Schedule: 40 hours per week

A vacancy exists in Property Management, Office of Budget and Finance.
This job announcement may close at any time with little or no notice. Applicants are advised to apply promptly. A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in any Office or Department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

All interested transfer and promotional candidates must apply at this time. 

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experiences on your application.  Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note:  Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered.  A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position.  Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

You can attach your transcript(s) or license(s) to your application.

Failure to submit proof of Licenses, Certifications and Education will result in your application not being considered.  Proof of licenses, certifications, and/or education must be submitted with each application.

Examples of Duties

Under close supervision, trains to drive a single-axle commercial weight vehicle and operate equipment utilized in the maintenance of recreation and park grounds and facilities, school recreation centers, and other County-owned facilities.  Participates in training to achieve and maintain proficiency in the following duties:

  • Drives a commercial weight vehicle to transport equipment and tools to work sites.
  • Operates tractors and attachments, mowers, saws, and similar equipment. 
  • Participates in the countywide snow removal operation.  
  • Maintains and repairs tools and equipment.
  • Plants, waters, cultivates, sprays, and cuts grass on park grounds.  
  • Performs all operations required for the upkeep and repair of turf, trees, and shrubbery.
  • Assists in laying out, constructing, and rebuilding athletic fields, parks, and playgrounds.  
  • Installs playground apparatus, goal posts, and backstops.
  • Erects and repairs fences, barriers, park signs, and benches.  
  • Removes debris from park and playground areas.  
  • Assists in repairing sidewalks, drinking fountains, and water lines.
  • Performs various skills in basic carpentry, painting, plumbing, welding, electrical and other maintenance work on park and recreation facilities.
  • Picks up refuse at park sites and recreation facilities.
  • Keeps simple records and logs.
  • Participates in safety related training including, but not limited to, equipment operation and the handling of hazardous materials.

Examples of Other Duties
May perform custodial tasks such as cleaning restrooms and emptying trash. Performs other related duties as required.

(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.)


Possession of a valid license equivalent to a non-provisional, non-commercial, class C Maryland driver's license.

Age Requirement
Non-Maryland residents must be at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment.

Licenses and Certificates
Possession of a valid driver's license equivalent to a non-provisional, non-commercial, class C Maryland driver's license is required at the time of application.

Proof of Licenses
Applicants are required to submit proof of licenses in order to meet the required qualifications of the position.

Failure to submit proof of Licenseswill result in your application not being considered. Proof of licenses must be submitted with each application.

Mail or deliver documents to:
ATTN: Property Management Grounds Maintenance Specialist Trainee
Office of Human Resources
Baltimore County Government
308 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, MD 21204

You can attach your licenses to your application.

Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of their training and experience, as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions.  Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation purposes.

Conditions of Employment

Employees hired after July 1, 2022 are required to participate in the Baltimore County Employees’ Retirement System, with very limited exceptions. 

This is a training classification. Employees are appointed to this classification for a maximum of eighteen months. Upon receipt of a Medical Examiner's Certificate in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and a valid driver's license equivalent to a commercial, class B driver's license, and subject to the approval of the Office of Budget and Finance and the Office of Human Resources, incumbents will be reclassified to Property Management Grounds Maintenance Specialist I. Incumbents who do not obtain a Medical Examiner's Certificate and a valid driver's license equivalent to a commercial class B Maryland driver's license within eighteen months of employment will be terminated.  Employees in this classification are designated as Emergency/Essential and may be required to work overtime with little or no advance notice.

Physical and Environmental Conditions
The work of this classification entails the performance of heavy physical labor including bending, stooping, climbing ladders, lifting and carrying heavy objects, and the operation of vehicles, machinery, tools, and equipment. Some work requires exposure to potentially hazardous conditions such as adverse weather and electricity.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation
Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination, drug screening and employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education certification and fingerprinting checks.