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Procurement Officer Trainee

Recruitment #23-003001-0005


The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (MLGCA) serves as one of the largest revenue sources for the State of Maryland, supporting important state programs and services including education, public health and safety, human resources and the environment. In addition to generating revenue from the sale of lottery products, the MLGCA is also responsible for the oversight of the state’s casino gaming program, providing direction and guidance to its casino partners on financial, security, regulatory and licensing procedures for the facilities. The Agency also regulates Sports Wagering, Daily Fantasy Sports and Electronic Bingo, as well as Instant Ticket Lottery Machines, which are located at almost 90 Veteran’s posts. Gaming in Maryland is a dynamic and growing business that operates around the clock, 365 days of the year. 




Maryland Lottery and Gaming Agency
1800 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

To support the Agency in the accomplishment of its mission by performing activities necessary to insure the Agency’s compliance with the State’s Minority Business Enterprise (“MBE”) and Small Business Reserve (“SBR”) Programs in accordance with COMAR 21.11.03 and, respectively, Agency policies and procedures, and all other applicable MBE and SBR related guidelines.


Assist departments with the preparation of specifications for needed items and review specifications submitted to the Procurement unit for accuracy and completeness
Determine Category and method of Procurement to be used, to include SBR 
Prepare solicitation, determine required due date for bid or proposal
Publish solicitation on eMMA, and also direct solicitation if appropriate
Prepare responses to vendor questions
Receive bids on eMMA and review for responsiveness 
Submit bid results to Director of Procurement with recommendation for contract award
Prepare Purchase Order, Submit to Director of Procurement for approval, and send to successful bidder/contractor
Post awards on eMMA
Review product samples/proofs submitted by contractors and issue approval/rejection notice 
Monitor receipt of items to insure timely delivery and compliance with specifications in accordance with Purchase Order
Follow-up on contract compliance issues and advise Director of Procurement of discrepancies
Prepare documents and correspondence as necessary for the management and completion of procurement projects
Assist with planning and coordination with DGS/DBM, as necessary and requested by Director of Procurement, for procurements which exceed the Agency’s delegation of authority 
Recommend the establishment of Blanket Purchase Orders (“BPO”) for standard, recurring items or services; Maintain tracking file for expirations; Submit timely renewals for BPOs


Experience:  Four years of professional contract management experience or professional procurement experience.


1. 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 experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for the required experience.

3. 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. 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior procurement, MBE, and SBR experience.
  • Experience with bids and preparing purchase orders. 
  • Strong comprehension and writing skills.


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 must obtain possess a certification as a Procurement Professional 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 this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The assessment 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.



Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications of this recruitment.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date. Applicants will be rated based on their description of job duties and responsibilities.  Applicants should be thorough in completing this requirement.  The online application process is strongly advised.  If the online process is not available to you, you may complete and submit a paper application or direct any questions to:

Marcus Staten, HR Officer I
1800 Washington Blvd., Ste. 330 
Baltimore, MD 21230

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 

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