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Procurement Manager II

Deputy Director of Procurement Services

Recruitment #23-003007-0002


If you are looking for an exciting career with great benefits, pension, generous leave, competitive salary, and the opportunity for advancement and professional growth, apply to join the DPSCS team today!

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) is seeking dedicated candidates to fill important roles within our department. We are one of the largest departments in Maryland with nearly 12,000 employees and a budget of more than $1 billion. In order to fulfill our mission of promoting safety, we have increased security at our institutions while leading the way in innovative restorative justice projects that will help offenders reintegrate into society upon release.

As a member of the DPSCS team, you can have a fulfilling career, while also enjoying a wide range of benefits such as medical and dental coverage, paid time off (i.e. vacation, sick leave), becoming vested in the State pension, supplemental retirement options, and even joining the Maryland State Employees Credit Union.




6776 Reisterstown Rd., Baltimore, MD 21215


The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) is seeking a Deputy Director of Procurement. The right leader will assist the Director of Procurement in managing the entire procurement process in support of the Administration and its public safety operations. 

The Deputy will provide managerial direction and oversight to four (4) procurement units, which include: Services, IT, Maintenance, and Purchasing. Oversight of these procurement units will require the Deputy to supervise the preparation of all solicitations, obtain proper approval authority for solicitations over the Department’s delegated authority, assist in the determination of emergency procurements, ensure contract compliance, and other duties as required. The Deputy is expected to foster partnerships with various state agencies, the Board of Public Works (BPW), senior management within DPSCS, including the Office of the Secretary, and other internal/external stakeholders. The Deputy will assist in the implementation of executive-level direction received from the Director of Procurement, and the Deputy will also work closely with the Associate Director of Procurement to implement procurement policies and standard operating procedures, gather data for regulatory reporting requirements, and enforce corrective actions related to poor contract performances.

The selected candidate will have a thorough understanding of procurement and the relationship between the procurement process and applicable state and federal procurement laws and regulations.


EDUCATION:  Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.
EXPERIENCE: Eight (8) years of professional contract management or procurement experience involving duties such as soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, and awarding contracts and ensuring compliance with Federal and State procurement laws, regulations, and conditions. Three (3) years of this experience must have involved supervising other employees.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1. Experience using Maryland's Financial Management Information System (FMIS)

2. Experience using Maryland’s eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA)

3. Experience performing the full range of procurement functions and duties in a Maryland state agency

4. One or more of the following certifications: 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 Buyer from the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc or National Association of State Purchasing Officers).


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.


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.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to or faxed to 410-484-5928. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment.

If you are submitting additional information, the preferred method is to upload it with your application. All uploaded additional information must be received by the closing date and time. If you are unable to upload,
please email the requested information to referencing the recruitment number in the subject line, or fax to 410-484-5928 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information,
recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). Only additional materials that are requested will be accepted for this recruitment.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment Division at 410-585-3999 or

If you are having difficulties with submitting your online application, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at <> or

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 recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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