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Administrator III

Recruitment #24-002588-0041


The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) supports State and local government agencies, as well as local non-profit organizations and the citizens of Maryland, by providing facilities management, real estate and surplus property services, as well as security and law enforcement for State buildings. DGS is also responsible for a full spectrum of facilities engineering, design and construction services, almost $1 billion in annual contract administration, and overseeing the State procurement process. Here at DGS, we truly Do Great Service… Consider joining our team!   




This is a contractual (hourly) position. 
301 W. Preston Street 
Baltimore, MD  21201

Main Purpose of Job

The DGS Office of Energy and Sustainability (OE&S) is responsible for ensuring that the purchase and consumption of energy in State operations minimizes costs, enhances sustainability and supports the State’s climate goals. 

Purchases electricity, including renewable power for all State agencies.  
- Oversees the State’s Energy Performance Contracting program.     
- Manages the State Energy Database.
Chairs the Maryland Green Purchasing Committee.
- Installs electric vehicle charging infrastructure for the State fleet. 
- Performs energy audits. 
- Develops decarbonization plans for State facilities.

OE&S plays a key role in organizing, coordinating and managing State operations towards a clean energy future.

The position's main purpose is to coordinate the office’s procurements by acting as a liaison between the Office of Energy and DGS procurement divisions. The position will not perform official procurement functions but will work with DGS procurement officers and Energy Office staff to ensure that procurements are completed in a timely manner. The Procurement Coordinator will work closely with the Director on offshore wind solicitations, including outreach to potential off-takers in the public and private sector. 

The Procurement Coordinator will be expected to learn renewable power purchasing strategies and procedures, including power purchase agreements and will need to assist in the development of contractual relationships with load serving entities, offshore wind developers and power purchasers. The position will assist and coordinate with the Public Service Commission, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, PJM, the department of the Environment, the Governor’s Office, neighboring states, the Department of Labor, the Department of Natural Resources, the legislature and others on developing a plan to expand Maryland’s offshore wind development to 8,500 MWs.


Duties for this position include but are not limited to: 
- Liaise between the division procurement functions and the Office of Energy and Sustainability to ensure efficient and effective procurements. 
- Draft procurement documents. 
- Oversee and track procurements. 
- Coordinate with the Director on renewable energy purchasing. 
- Develop an understanding of electric power markets and transactions. 
- Assist the Director and other agencies on developing a Plan to achieve 8,500 MWs of offshore wind capacity.


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.


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

- A minimum of five years serving as a procurement officer in a government setting. 
- Experience identifying cost-effective procurement strategies, logistics, pricing and maintaining vendor relationships for purchasing energy, or other commodities such as oil, gas, electricity, petroleum, solar, coal, wind, etc.


This recruitment is limited to candidates willing to accept contractual employment.


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.


Must have attained credentialing as a Certified Maryland Procurement Officer (CMPO).


It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please include all experience and education that is related to this position.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date; information submitted after the closing date will not be considered. Credit is given for relevant part-time, temporary or volunteer experience based on the number of hours worked per week; you must include the time spent on such activities on your application.

Note that for any position requiring a college degree or college credit, you will be required to submit a college transcript prior to being offered a position.  You may submit your transcript as part of the application process.

The examination for this position will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligibility list categorized as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED, or QUALIFIED.  The eligibility list will be valid for one year and may be extended.  The list will be used by the hiring authority to select employees for interviews.  Eligible lists may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification.


Please note, selected candidates may be required to complete and successfully pass a State and Federal fingerprint background check prior to being hired.


You must be legally authorized under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act to be hired in the position for which you apply.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12-month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

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Contact or call 410-767-1386 with questions about this recruitment.  The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred. Apply online at - click on Employment on the left side of the screen. If you are unable to submit your application online, please send your paper application to: Human Resources, Dept. of General Services, 301 W. Preston St., Suite 1311, Baltimore, MD  21201 by the closing date and time. 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. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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