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Procurement Manager I

Recruitment #22-003006-0006




MDH, Office of Contract Management and Procurement, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Office of Contract Management and Procurement (OCMP) (formerly known as the Office of Procurement and Support Services-OPASS) is recruiting for a Procurement Manager I. Reporting to the Chief of Procurement, the incumbent is responsible for administering, planning, and directing the procurement operations of the service line unit, and responsibility for managing the unit's day to day operations to include assigning, reviewing, and training procurement staff. Additional responsibilities include providing direct supervision and evaluating lower-level procurement officers tasked with the responsibility of processing commodities and related solicitations obtained through the competitive procurement process, negotiated procurement process, and other procurement methods obtained in accordance with the State Finance and Procurement Article, COMAR Title 21, and various policies and procedures established by the Board of Public Works and Department of General Services, Office of State Procurement .

The incumbent is responsible for providing expert procurement technical interpretation, instruction, guidance, and assistance in accordance with government procurement laws, regulations and policies. Upon request, this position provides advisory support in the development of Contract Fulfillment Teams in the execution of solicitations, contracts and agreement actions for MDH facilities and headquarter units. 

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.


Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and at least six (6) years of professional public sector procurement, or private sector contracting experience, which included 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, including at least two (2) years of supervisory or managerial experience.

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 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 professional contract management experience or professional procurement experience, on a year-for-year basis, 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.


Desirable candidates should possess the following:

  • Strong organizational, administrative, and management skills in the procurement operations of a State organization;
  • Knowledge of COMAR Title 21 and other Maryland State procurement laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; and, 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of FMIS/ADPICS and eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA).


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.


This is a Management Service position and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.<\p>

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may 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 education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. 

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

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.

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