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Executive Director of Procurement


Recruitment #24-005484-0009


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-  Governor Wes Moore

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This is a Management Services position with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS). The incumbent serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.    




6776 Reisterstown Road

Baltimore, MD 21215


The Executive Director of Procurement manages and directs the overall operations of the Office of Procurement to ensure that procurements are being processed efficiently and effectively in order to meet the needs of the operations of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. This position is responsible for providing interpretation and guidance to various personnel levels throughout the organization on procurement sourcing, interpretation, contract management, training, and other various procurement functions. Responsibilities include:

  • Providing oversight on all procurements and credit card purchases to ensure compliance with COMAR regulations and other policies and procedures.
  • Serving as the overall administrator to various procurement related programs required by the State and the Department such as the credit card program and the Small Business Reserve program.
  • Creating and implementing Department-wide procurement standards, controls, policies, procedures and performance metrics to effectively and efficiency manage the procurements of the Department.
  • Assessing and mitigating risks and liability through contract development and administration.
  • Serving as the primary contact for procurement-related questions as it relates to legislative fiscal notes, training, and policy and procedure interpretation for the Department.
  • Overseeing adherence to the State’s established social economic programs such as the Minority Business Enterprise, Small Business Reserve, and Preferred Providers Programs.
  • Initiating cost savings programs by conducting spend analysis on all procurements in order to categorize and manage procurements in economic manners to benefit the Department and the State.
  • Reviewing and responding to audit reports and corrective action plans.
  • Developing and implementing procurement-related training programs for the procurement staff and the Department.


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

Experience: Eight (8) years of professional public-sector procurement or private-sector contracting experience that include two (2 )years of supervisory experience

Note: Candidates may substitute additional experience as outlined above on a year-for-year basis for up to four (4) years of the required education.


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

  • Experience with Maryland's Financial Management Information System (FMIS).
  • Experience performing the full range of procurement functions in a state agency.
  • Experience analyzing data to improve department management and compliance.
  • Experience in senior or executive-level management.


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.


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 placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits, including: health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost.


  • Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date). 
  • Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year. 
  • Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year.  
  • Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child. 
  • Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year.   
  • Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension.
  • Student Loan Forgiveness - Employees with the State of Maryland are eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Mass Transit Benefit​ - Permanent State employees are entitled to use the Baltimore Light Rail, the Baltimore Metro Subway, the Baltimore Bus Service


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be emailed to 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. Only additional materials that are requested will be accepted for this recruitment.

For other HR related questions, please contact the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, HRSD-Recruitment Division at 410-585-3999.

Ashley Lohr

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

<> or 410-767-4850.

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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