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Recruitment #22-003008-0001




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

Main Purpose of Job

This position is the managerial level of professional work for State agency positions 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. This position provides expert agency procurement technical interpretation, instruction, guidance, and assistance in accordance with State laws and regulations. This position provides managerial supervision to four (3) Procurement Manager Is and indirect supervision to lower-level Procurement Officers ranging from PO I-III and various Administrator classifications.

The Office of Contract Management and Procurement (OCMP) has reorganized its current staffing structure and created five (5) new operational units within the administration. The goal of this reorganization is to enhance and improve service delivery, efficiency, and effectiveness. The newly established operational units are the Medicaid Procurement Unit, Commodities Procurement Unit, Services Procurement Unit, the Inter-Agency Agreements/Memorandum of Understanding/Grants Management (IA/MOU/Grants) Unit, and the Contract Management Unit.


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

Experience:  Eight (8) or more years of experience with public procurement, including three (3) years of supervisory experience. 


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualifications. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.
  • Experience with Annotated Code of Maryland governing State procurement procedures, COMAR, and other State of Maryland regulations, policies, and procedures is preferred.
  • Certification as a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), and/or Certified Maryland Procurement Officer (CMPO) is strongly preferred.
  • Experience leading teams overseeing diverse project portfolios is strongly preferred.
  • Experience managing complex procurements is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and customer service skillsets.
  • Ability to work independently in a very fast-paced environment and multi-task. 


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 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.

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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