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Procurement Manager I

Recruitment #22-003006-0004



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




Maryland State Police
Aviation Command 
3023 Strawberry Point Road 
Middle River, MD 21220


The main purpose of this managerial level of professional work is in the procurement of specialized aviation and medical equipment, services, supplies and other needs of the Department of Maryland State Police, Aviation Command. All must be obtained through the competitive procurement process, negotiated procurement process and other procurement methods. Employees in this classification provide expert agency procurement technical interpretation, instruction, guidance and assistance in accordance with State laws and regulations. Employees in this classification supervise lower-level Procurement Officers.

Directly oversee that procurement procedures are being followed by each employee as stipulated in COMAR Title 21. Responsibility of making sure that both small and minority businesses are included in the procurement process. Reviewing bids that are returned to Aviation Command to ensure that each bid meets the specified qualifications set forth in the bid package. Oversees all follow-up administration of all purchase orders issued by the procurement personnel.

Ensure that quality control is maintained on all aviation commodities received by Aviation Command and at each Helicopter Section. Periodic physical inspections of various items to ensure that the products ordered and received are the same.

Ensure that stock records and inventory levels are reviewed by procurement personnel to determine periods of replenishment.

Overseeing the daily work generated by all procurement personnel to ensure deadlines and special handling requests are met. Maintain all updates and modifications to FMIS and ADPICS (the purchase order entry screen) to ensure that all purchase orders are done correctly and in a timely manner.

This position is responsible for reviewing and interpreting all procurement regulations in order to assist all Aviation Command personnel on their unique procurement requirements.

This position is responsible for assuring that subordinate employees are adequately trained on procedures to effectively manage and perform various procurement requests.   

Develops contract specifications including performance and acceptable standards, payment terms, contract management elements, contract modifications contract renewals and advertisement requirements in accordance with State procurement procedures, laws and regulations for the procurement of all necessary services, supplies, equipment, real estate, construction, indefinite quality contracts, facilities maintenance and commodities.

Examines bid proposals to determine issues of responsiveness and responsibility and the need for additional information.

Conducts debriefings when requested by command staff.

Assembles statistical and narrative data and prepares reports for use in evaluating State procurement activity and performance measurement.


Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

Experience: Four (4) years of professional public sector procurement, or private sector contracting experience, which includes activities such as soliciting, evaluating, negotiating and awarding contracts, advertising procurement opportunities, distributing specifications to vendors, coordinating bidder evaluation committees, conducting vendor debriefings, monitoring contract performance, eProcurement management, professional certification or procurement business operations 


1. Candidates may substitute one year of experience in ensuring appropriate and consistent enterprise-wide interpretation of and compliance with enterprise level procurement laws, regulations, policies, and procedures for the required education. 

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

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

4. Candidates may substitute a Doctorate of Jurisprudence (JD) degree or a Master’s degree in Business Administration for two years of the required experience. 

5. 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.


Preferred Qualifications:

1. Procurement experience within a government agency. 
2. Experience using the Maryland Financial Management Information System (FMIS)


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 done so must obtain and possess certification as a Procurement Professional from the Maryland Department of General Services within one year of appointment.


In accordance with Section 2-204(b)(6) of the Public Safety Article, Candidates for position in this classification will be subject to an initial drug screening and a complete criminal background investigation to include a polygraph examination before permanent appointment can be made. A criminal conviction may be grounds for rejection of the candidate.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be included for further evaluation. The evaluation will include rating your application based on education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position. Applicants may be given a physical examination and will be subject to an interview, background investigation, polygraph examination and substance abuse testing.



NOTE: Currently, applicants are limited to uploading one file.  As a result, it is strongly urged that those applying upload ALL required and additional documents (undergraduate and graduate transcripts, resumes, etc.) as one file.

If you are unable to apply online, you may submit an application via mail. The Maryland State Application Form can be found online. 

Completed applications, required documentation and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Maryland State Police, Aviation Command

3023 Strawberry Point Road

Middle River, MD 21230

Attn: Christina Blake


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TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

It is the policy of the Maryland State Police to comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination and to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender, identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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