Job Openings in Annapolis

St. John’s College is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We invite applications from candidates with unique backgrounds and strive to create and maintain an environment that is inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

How to Apply

To apply for an open (non-faculty) position, please submit a cover letter and resume to: If you have questions, please contact the Personnel Office at 410-626-2504.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the positions are filled.

Information for Annapolis Faculty Applicants

Current Openings

(Updated April 21, 2021)

Groundskeeper - Temporary

Reports To: Lead Groundskeeper

FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt

General Purpose: The Groundskeepers are responsible for the day-to-day cleaning and maintenance of SJC grounds and facilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works under the direction of the Lead Groundskeeper and Buildings and Grounds department to maintain and clean grounds and facilities
  • Performs turf grass maintenance including, but not limited to: mowing, trimming, edging, seeding, watering and laying sod.
  • Performs tree, shrub, and landscape bed maintenance including but not limited to: pruning, weeding, fertilizing, leaf removal, and pesticide applications.
  • Performs tree, shrub, and flower installations along with other digging activities.
  • Trash recycling and removal.
  • Moves furniture, snow removal, event set-ups, ice melt applications and exterior repairs including walks, fences, gates, and pressure washing.
  • Utilizes various equipment such as lawn mowers, riding tractors, string trimmers, chainsaws, etc., in the course of a normal work day.
  • Responsible for cleaning, storing, and occasional maintenance of equipment.
  • Work schedule may include nights and/or weekend shifts. Overtime may be required.
  • Follows all safety guidelines.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High School diploma or GED. One year experience operating lawn equipment. Ability to work independently with little supervision. Physical stamina and ability to stand, walk, and stoop for prolonged periods of time. Ability to endure outside elements year round. Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Ability to work well with College community. Must be prompt and dependable.

Compensation: Base Rate - $11.75/hr based on a 35-hour work week.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to

Public Safety Officer I

Reports To: Public Safety Captain

Office: Public Safety

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Duties and Responsibilities: The Public Safety Officer I is a non-commissioned security officer, and is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the people, buildings and property of the campus community. This is a service-oriented position. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Answer incoming calls and route them to the proper person or office.
  • Stay abreast of college activities to answer inquiries about their locations, status, times, etc.
  • Operate the public safety base station and work with the college’s Office of Public Safety as a dispatcher.
  • Act as receptionist for college guests and maintain a sign-in sheet.
  • Distribute keys for special rooms on campus and maintain records.
  • Record messages for faculty, staff and students.
  • Receive packages and track them. Notify intended recipients of packages for pick up.
  • Work with students to cover switchboard operations, and help train them in the job. Provide guidance and mentoring in that process.
  • Write reports for incidents on the college.
  • Maintain the lost and found, to include completing appropriate forms.
  • Monitor security cameras, computer systems and alarms.
  • Conduct security patrols on the college under conditions of darkness and inclement weather.
  • Provide emergency first aid to injured persons and assist in the transportation arrangements of ill or injured persons when necessary.
  • Cooperate and provide direct support to superior officers or to the local police department in the investigation of an incident.
  • Complete necessary administrative reports/forms related to incidents, to include gathering pertinent information from participants and/or witnesses.
  • Maintain regular radio contact with officers and college staff to receive calls for service.
  • Observe, report and address faulty and/or unsafe situations, equipment, and lighting to include reporting fire and other safety equipment that are not in working order, setting up caution tape, traffic cones, etc.
  • Respond to calls for lockouts and admit authorized personnel to locked buildings and rooms. This includes walking on brick sidewalks, across turf, and traversing stairs.
  • Conduct periodic routine walking tours of the campus.
  • Attend internal/external courses, classes, and seminars, to further develop protective services skills and knowledge.
  • Maintain certifications as appropriate.
  • Appear in court regarding incidents that occur in the college Community when necessary.
  • Must wear issued uniform, and carry all appropriate credentials when on duty.
  • Perform other work-related duties as requested.

Supervision Received: Daily supervision and assignments are received from a senior Officer such as the Shift Supervisor or Associate Director of Public Safety.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Applicant should be physically capable of walking or standing a post outdoors for extended periods of time, as well as ascending and descending stairs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Entry-level Qualifications: High school graduation or GED required. Previous security agency experience preferred. Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to generate cooperation from others. Ability to maintain calm and order during emergencies. Demonstration of a working knowledge of computers, especially MS Word, radios and phones. Ability to be certified in first aid, CPR, and tourniquets. Must be able to become certified as a crowd manager. Successful completion of a physical examination, drug screen and background check. No criminal record. Must possess and maintain a current valid Maryland driver’s license.

NOTE: This position is not considered an essential employee, but may be requested to work during times of emergency or inclement weather on a case-by-case basis.

Compensation: Grade 6, $13.44 per hour based on a 40-hour work week, excellent benefits.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of the college to provide equal employment opportunity for all job applicants and employees in full compliance with the relevant statutes, executive orders, and regulations. There shall be no discrimination at St. John’s College in recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, national origin, color, disability, handicap, sexual orientation, or other factors prohibited by law.