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Contract Specialist


Recruitment #24-002588-0039


Working for the State of Maryland, Treasurer’s Office, can expand your work experience beyond imagination, all while providing valuable service to the citizens of Maryland.




80 Calvert St Annapolis, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The State Treasurer has delegated authority to manage all Financial and Insurance Services procurements for the State of Maryland. This position is responsible for monitoring that delegation and performing relationship management with the partners of several Statewide Contracts. Additionally, this position will serve as the Office’s expert with regard to knowledge of State Contracts and will recommend resources for procurements for commodities and services procured outside of the Agency’s delegated authority.  In an effort to educate agencies of the Treasurer's Procurement Authority, this position will perform outreach to the agencies and will guide them in the process of adding their prospective procurements to the Treasurer's procurement schedule. Finally, this position serves as the Corporate Purchasing Card Administrator, ensuring compliance with the General Accounting Guidelines for Agency card holders.

Core responsibilities: Serve as the contract administrator for the Statewide Armored Courier Services contract, monitor activity of all Treasurer’s Office corporate purchasing cards, perform amendments and modification for all active STO contracts, perform outreach to agencies to educate them regarding the Treasurer’s procurement authority, research statewide contracts to recommend appropriate procurement direction, and other projects and duties as assigned.

This position will ultimately be responsible for ensuring compliance of all active contracts and auditing processes and documents of all procurements performed or delegated. The ideal candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills.


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.


  • Two of the required years of experience must be specifically in government contracts management or procurement guided by Local, State or Federal procurement laws and regulations.  If substituting master’s degree for experience, at least 30 credit hours must be specifically related to contract management, contract law, or related courses.


  • Experience with financial contracts.
  • Knowledge of commercial banking services and products.
  • Knowledge of commercial insurance general liability services and products.
  • Accounting or Finance experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and/or Excel.


Applicants must be willing to work in the Annapolis area.


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 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.


Why work for the State of Maryland?

  • Job stability and pinnacle experience (we are a Constitutional Office)
  • Work-life balance
  • Ability to make your mark through public service
  • Predictable hours and hybrid teleworking schedules
  • Paid holidays 12-13 per year
  • Generous paid leave package (annual, sick, personal and compensatory leave)
  • State Pension ("defined benefit" plan)
  • Tax-deferred supplemental retirement savings plans (401(k) and 457) with $600 State match per year!
  • Free parking
  • Comprehensive, subsidized health, dental and prescription plans with little to no deductibles, free generic prescriptions, and free preventative health services
  • Flexible Spending Account plans for Health Care and Daycare
  • State Employees Credit Union
  • Direct Deposit


Job opportunities within the Maryland State Treasurer’s Office are accessible through JobAps, the Statewide Recruitment, Examination and Applicant tracking system. Go to to apply. Please upload a current copy of your resume with your application.

Electronic application is strongly preferred; however, if you do not have access to a computer, you may send a copy of your resume by email to or fax to 410-260-4090.


Any questions regarding this recruitment or the recruitment process may be directed to the State Treasurer’s Office, Personnel Office, at 410-260-7093.

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. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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