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Portfolio Officer

Recruitment #19-005483-0017


The Department of Information Technology was created by 2008 legislation in an effort to consolidate state agency information technology functions and policies into one department; elevating the department to one that reports directly to the Governor.

In addition to its larger statewide role, the Department of Information Technology manages Information Technology and Telecommunication services within the agency itself and provides support to state agencies, the Executive Office of the Governor, the Governor’s coordinating offices, and a variety of independent agencies within the Executive Branch.

Striving to provide the highest level of customer service to its internal and external customers, the Department of Information Technology supports Maryland’s agencies and commissions through its leadership and strategic direction for Information Technology and Telecommunications, establishing a long range, target technology architecture, encouraging cross agency collaboration and advocating best practices for operations and project management.

This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




Dept. of Information Technology

100 Community Place

Crownsville, MD  21032

Main Purpose of Job

The Portfolio Officer (PO) is a senior level strategic business partner who shares ownership for both business strategy and business value results.  The PO works closely with the Unit of State Government assigned to them to ensure program needs and goals are met in a timely and efficient manner.  

Other Areas of Responsibility Are:

Align Information Technology (IT) operations and engineering teams to achieve the mission of the assigned Unit and proactively manage the relationship to ensure a high level of service quality and customer satisfaction. 

Be accountable for ensuring the Unit of State Government receives positive outcomes, and substantial value from taxpayer investments in information technology.  


Engage with senior and executive leadership including cabinet secretaries and their assistants, deputy chiefs of staff, and chiefs of information technology operating within the Unit, the Governor's office and the Department of Information Technology. 


Develop annual technology business plans that define a Units direction for technology and the necessary investments to successfully achieve the stated direction.


Negotiates Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) that outline the relationship between DoIT and the unit.


Establish budgets for the Units technology services.  


Act as a key negotiator in the development of new solutions that meet statewide architectural standards and benefit the Unit. 


Responds to and resolves service quality issues, and provides general advice and guidance on technology matters.  


This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Education:  A Bachelors Degree in Information Technology or related field.

Experience:  Five (5) years experience in one or more of the following areas:

Enterprise IT Relationship Management

Account Management

Pre-sales Engineering

Note: 1.  Additional experience as described above may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.


Our Preferred Candidate will have:

Five (5) years of executive leadership experience.


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 this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible list for at least one year).


The evaluation may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted by the closing date to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201.

Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the on-line or paper application. 

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service needs to be provided before hire. 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.