Facilities & Safety Management
Full-time with Benefits

Job Summary

The purpose of this job is to manage the efficient operation and maintenance of County buildings and facilities. Develop, implement and manage the comprehensive health and safety programs and policies for Dorchester County. This role encompasses the creation and maintenance of emergency action plans, safety procedures, machinery and equipment safety protocols, and ensuring facilities and buildings are in compliance with appropriate laws and regulations.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Plans, supervises and directs the maintenance of County buildings, structures and facilities including skilled and semi-skilled trades, contractual repair, maintenance and custodial services, grounds maintenance and building security. This includes creating preventative maintenance schedules to minimize risk of accidents and equipment failures.
• Supervises assigned staff, determines work performance standards, conducts performance evaluations, provides direction to staff, conducts employment interviews and handles disciplinary problems.
• Develops bid and contract specifications for building and facilities work. Prepares RFP’s and scope of services for County repair jobs and renovations.
• Administers contracts with service providers ensuring compliance with the contract and satisfactory performance of work.
• Manages, and coordinates safety programs, policies and procedures for Dorchester County to include emergency action plans for facilities, ensuring preparedness for various scenarios such as natural disasters, accidents, and other emergencies.
• Assists in the preparation of the departmental budget and county operating budget with respect to buildings and facilities.
• Reviews department capital improvement requests for buildings and facilities.
• Analyzes energy consumption reports. Develops and implements cost effective energy conservation measures to reduce costs.
• Develops and implements an effective inventory control system for County owned equipment, property and materials.
• Establishes and enforces safety procedures for all aspects of operations for the County, including construction, maintenance, and repair activities.
• Conducts regular drills and training exercises to test the efficiency of emergency action plans.
• Provides training on safe operating procedures for all relevant machinery and equipment.
• Identifies potential safety hazards and works with relevant stakeholders to implement corrective measures.
• Collaborates with regulatory agencies to address and rectify any safety compliance issues.
• Conducts risk assessments to identify potential hazards and areas of vulnerability within public operations. Develops and delivers safety training programs County employees.
• Investigates accidents, incidents, and near-misses, and prepares detailed reports with recommendations for improvement.
• Prepares regular facility management updates and safety reports for the County Manager, highlighting key performance indicators, incident trends, and areas for improvement.
• Reviews regulations and trade journals to ensure compliance with EPA, OSHA and health standards regarding the storage and use of hazardous materials, chemicals and toxic substances.
• Performs other duties as needed or assigned by the County Manager.


• Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, engineering, architecture, occupational health and safety, risk management or related field with three (3) years of work-related experience required; or any equivalent combination of education training experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
• Must possess a valid Maryland driver’s license.
• Must have experience, coursework or certification in one of the following: OSHA, BOMA, IFMA, NAPSA or similar organization.
• NIMS – National Incident Management System Training is required within one year of employment.
• Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or similar certification preferred.
• Certified Instructional Trainer certification preferred.

Physical Requirements:

• Must be able to use body members to work, move or carry objects or materials. This position requires- climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, hearing, seeing,
and repetitive motion.
• Must be able to exert over fifty pounds of force occasionally, or up to thirty pounds force frequently. Physical demand requirements are at levels with those for heavy work.
• Must be able to endure high heat conditions and sub-freezing temperatures. Must be able to work in tight and closed spaces for extended periods of time.
• Clear vision and hearing, including the ability to communicate effectively in various environments.
• Comfortable working in both indoor and outdoor settings, exposed to varying weather conditions.

This posting lists many of the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

To Apply: Applicants shall submit a completed County application including a resume to Human Resources, 501 Court Lane – Rm 103, Cambridge, MD 21613. Applications may be mailed or emailed to Position will remain open until filled. Applications can be downloaded at

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