SKILLED SERVICE BARGAINING UNIT: B OVERTIME ELIGIBLE
NATURE OF WORK
A Control Agency Procurement Associate Lead is the lead level of work in procurement contract preparation, processing and development at the Department of General Services, Department of Information Technology or the Department of Budget and Management. Employees are responsible for contract preparation and development functions associated with contract development from the initial stages until contract has been awarded and executed. Employees in this classification train and assign, review and approve the work of lower-level Agency Procurement Associates and support staff.
Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Procurement Officer or other designated administrator. The work is performed in normal office settings.
Positions in this classification are evaluated using the Classification Job Evaluation Methodology. The use of this method involves comparing assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work Sections of a class specification.
The Agency Procurement Associate Lead is differentiated from the Agency Procurement Associate II in that the Agency Procurement Associate Lead trains and assigns, reviews, and approves the work of lower-level Agency Procurement Associates and support staff while the Agency Procurement Associate II performs the full range of duties under general supervision.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
Assigns, reviews and approves the work of lower-level Control Agency Procurement Associates and related staff;
Trains Control Agency Procurement Associates;
Assembles Requests for Information (RFI), Requests for Quotation (RFQ), Invitations for Bids (IFB), and Requests for Proposals (RFP) for the Procurement Specialist’s review;
Gathers product and price data for procurement negotiations and completes contract documents using information from source materials as requested;
Prepares non-technical contract specifications, renewals, amendments, and addenda and assists in reviewing and editing specifications to ensure terms and conditions are clear and consistent as requested;
Prepares and assembles bid and contract packages in accordance with established format, procedures and procurement laws and coordinates the printing and distribution of contract documents;
Develops, prepares and maintains automated and manual record keeping systems for vendors, procurement records, contract correspondence and associated reports;
Creates bidder lists from the database and updates vendor profiles;
Prepares correspondence or completes form letters notifying potential bidders of changes in projects and documents and contractors of bid awards;
Applies procurement laws and agency procurement policies and procedures relative to the administrative duties associated with contract preparation and administration;
Assists in determining advertising requirements for procurement solicitation and contract awards;
Updates notices on bid board and bid hot line and answers inquiries from contractors, vendors, suppliers and other interested parties regarding projects, contract documents and schedules and basic procurement procedures;
Verifies contractor Certificates of Insurance, Bonds and references for compliance with contract requirements;
Verifies Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) submittal participation with agency MBE liaison and/or Agency Procurement Specialist;
Attends pre-proposal conferences and public bid openings with Agency Procurement Specialist;
Prepares procurement transmittal documents;
Uses Advanced Purchasing and Inventory System (ADPICS) portion of Financial Management Information Systems (FMIS) to facilitate the procurement process;
Performs other related duties.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of business office methods, practices and procedures;
Knowledge of elementary math, such as adding and subtracting costs and figuring percentages;
Skill in using computerized databases;
Skill in preparing standard, non-technical contract documents;
Ability to use the ADPICS portion of FMIS;
Ability to comprehend and follow detailed directions and procedures;
Ability to develop computerized databases;
Ability to prepare reports and communications;
Ability to comprehend clauses of procurement contracts;
Ability to establish and meet timetables and deadlines to ensure the availability of all necessary contract documents;
Ability to communicate effectively with professional, technical, and clerical personnel inside and outside the agency.
Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.
Experience: Four years of experience performing work at the control agency level involving the preparation, assembly, and processing of procurement related documents necessary in developing procurement contracts.
1. Candidates may substitute education at an accredited college or university for the required experience at a rate of thirty credit hours for a year of experience.
2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience in Contracting and Industrial Management classifications or specialty codes in the Procurement field of work at a rate of one year of military experience for the required experience.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.
This is a skilled classification in the State Personnel Management System. All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions. Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405.
This classification is assigned to Bargaining Unit B, administrative, technical and clerical. As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining. Additionally, certain executive branch agencies
are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.
Employees in this classification are eligible to receive overtime compensation. An employee who works more than the normal workweek is entitled to be compensated for that overtime as provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305.
November 19, 2015
Director, Division of Classification and Salary