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Recruitment #24-002588-0036






MDH Office of Contract Management and Procurement (OCMP)
201 W. Preston Street
4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this full-time position will be to serve as the Department’s Socioeconomic Programs Liaison. The position will be responsible for the development and implementation of policies, procedures and guidelines to facilitate an effective and efficient department-wide Socioeconomic Programs. As the Socioeconomic Programs Liaison, this position will also serve as a link between MDH, the Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs (GOSBA) and the Maryland State Legislature. This position will advise and make recommendations to the Secretary, Deputy Secretaries, Program Heads, Program Directors and CEOs of MDH facilities on issues related to the Socioeconomic Program Liaison. Additionally, this position will attend socioeconomic and procurement-related meetings, conduct research, prepare reports on issues to be reviewed by MDH Executive Management and other MDH stakeholders for corroboration and consistency in the implementation of the socioeconomic programs.

This position is a member and coordinator of the Secretary’s Executive Management Team on socioeconomic programs. This position will be responsible for chairing the Department’s Procurement Review Group (PRG). This Socioeconomic Programs Liaison position will be responsible for outreach to Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). As part of the Department’s Partnership initiative with the State’s HBCUs the goal is to expand their participation and promote and increase economic inclusion and increase equity in the solicitation process. The Socioeconomic Programs Liaison will also foster relationships with all of Maryland’s HBCUs and develop an HBCU outreach program and equity action plan geared toward encouraging alliances that will create revenue-generating opportunities for the State’s minority-serving institutions.

This position will be responsible for outreach to Certified Local Farm and Fish providers to engage and connect these providers with MDH facilities. The goal is to promote and increase economic inclusion and equity when purchasing food products for our facilities. In addition, this position will foster relationships with certified local farm and fish providers, develop an outreach program, and work with MDH facilities to create revenue-generating opportunities for the State’s certified local farm and fish providers.

PLEASE NOTE: This position is hybrid telework eligible.


Education  Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Six years of administrative staff or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute 30 college credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year up to four years of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and two years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience.

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

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


The desired candidate should possess:
  • Experience with Maryland's socioeconomic procurement programs, including but not limited to: Minority Business Enterprise, Veteran-Owned Small Business, Small Business Reserve, Green Purchasing, and Local Farm and Fish.
  • Networking experience, with both internal and external customers.
  • Experience working with various reporting and data management platforms.
  • Experience scrubbing data and compiling and completing reports.


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.


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. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

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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