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Procurement Officer II

Recruitment #19-003003-0004




Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

Procurement Unit

One Center Plaza

120 W. Fayette Street

Baltimore, MD  21201

Main Purpose of Job

The Procurement Officer II position at MD Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) is the lead level of professional work in the procurement of equipment, services, construction, supplies, information technology and other needs which must be obtained through the competitive procurement process, negotiated procurement process and other procurement methods. Employees in this classification are responsible for soliciting, evaluating, negotiating and awarding contracts, according to State Procurement laws, procedures and regulations. This classification also assigns, reviews and approves the work of and trains lower level Procurement Specialists and requisition initiators.


The Procurement Officer II will lead and provide, instruction, direction and guidance to Procurement Unit staff and instruction, direction and guidance to all DJS regional facilities including the DJS Headquarters staff in procurement on bid requirements and all aspects of procurement. 

The Procurement Officer II assigns procurements (solicitations [Request for Proposals (RFP), Invitations for Bids (IFB), small procurement solicitations] contracts [competitive and non-competitive], contract amendments, and contract renewals), reviews work assigned for accuracy and substance, provides training if necessary, and monitors the workload of lower level Procurement Unit staff.

The Procurement Officer II processes procurement transactions (solicitations [RFPs, IFBs, small procurement], contracts, contract amendments, contract renewals, IT Consulting and Technical Services (CATS), master contract procurements, IT Hardware master contract procurements) and commodity purchases for all of DJS facilities and staff in accordance with COMAR Title 21 and DJS, Office of State Procurement and the General Accounting Division’s (CPC) Policies and Procedures.  


Education:   A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  

Experience: Option 1: Three years (Option 2: two years) of experience in contract management or procurement involving duties such as: soliciting, evaluating, negotiating and awarding contracts and ensuring compliance with governmental procurement laws, regulations and conditions.




1. Candidates may substitute professional contract management or procurement experience on a year-for-year basis for the required education.


2. Candidates may substitute certification as a Certified Public Manager from the National Association of Purchasing Management; Certified Professional Contracts Manager from the National Contract Management Association; Certified Public Purchasing Officer or Certified Professional Public Buyer from the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. or National Association of State Purchasing Officers) for the required education.


3. Candidates may substitute additional graduate education at an accredited college or university, at the rate of thirty credit hours for each year of the required experience.


4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Contracting, Industrial Management or logistics specialist classifications or administrative support specialty codes in the procurement or financial management fields of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education. 


1. At least three years of experience in procuring large solicitation, i.e. RFPs and IFBs through the competitive or negotiated process valued at $100,000 or more.

2. At least three years of experience developing solicitation documents, RFPs, IFBs or sole source.

3. Experience with Microsoft Excel.


This recruitment is limited to current Maryland State Government Employees


1.  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.

2.  Employees in this classification who have not already done so must obtain and possess certification as a Procurement Professional Certification from the Maryland Department of General Services within one year of appointment.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after the date.


The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related experience and education.  Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be placed on the eligible list categorized as Qualified, Better Qualified, or Best Qualified.  Candidates shall be certified to the eligible list for a period of one year.  This list will be used by the DJS hiring agency to select employees.



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.   A paper application may be mailed to the address below or faxed to the fax number below.  If you choose fax or regular mail you must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last 4 digits of your SS#.   Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application or paper application.   Applications must be received by the closing date no postmarks will be accepted.  Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:

  Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

  OHR-Recruitment and Examination Unit

  One Center Plaza

  120 W. Fayette St.

  Baltimore, MD  21201

  Attn:  Linda Padgett

  Fax Number 410-333-4188

  TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other state agencies.

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at  Include the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments.

DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country.  Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.