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Vending Program Administrator

Staff Specialist IV Education

Recruitment #24-005292-0001


The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland. As part of the Maryland State Department of Education, the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) provides services to assist students with disabilities prepare for the work world, vocational rehabilitation services to assist adults with significant disabilities who are seeking to enter or reenter the workforce, and the adjudication of Social Security disability claims for the citizens of Maryland.




DORS Office of Blindness and Vision Services
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218


This position is responsible for the overall coordination of the Business Enterprise Program (BEP) contract vending program. The BEP contract vending program supplements the income earned by blind vendors through their facility management and provides operating capital for the administration of the BEP program.

Position Duties Include:

  • Maintaining effective operation of and growth of the program
  • Keeping up with current trends in the commercial vending business to include innovations in technology, software, and operations/facility set up, and implementation of the program
  • Being compliant with with Division of Rehabilitation Services policies, as well as state and federal laws and regulations
  • Monitoring of vending machine contractor to validate compliance with pricing, reporting, and operation consistent with established contracts as documented through site visit reports and analysis of contractor reports and electronic data
  • Ensuring payments from vendors and to blind vendors are accurate and timely
  • Initiating vending contracts in a timely manner consistent with applicable procurement regulations, to ensure implementation continually, with no gaps in service
  • Conducting purchases in a timely manner consistent with policy and regulation
  • Ensuring equipment purchases, maintenance and repair are accurately tracked
  • Maintaining a BEP equipment inventory database to include new equipment, and ensure tags are distributed to business counselors upon delivery of equipment


EDUCATION: Master's degree or at least 36 hours of equivalent post-baccalaureate course work from an accredited college or university
EXPERIENCE: Five years of administrative, business, or contract management experience

Notes: 1. Candidates may substitute two additional years of experience as described above and a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for the required education. 
2. The above requirements are set by the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104, Annotated Code of Maryland.


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

  • Work experience in commercial vending operations, including vending stands, snack bars, convenience stores, and/or cafeteria operations, as well as vending machine operations 
  • Work experience in marketing and sales for small businesses 
  • Work experience in contract management and Maryland procurement law 


Candidates must consent to State Police Investigation (fingerprinting) as a routine procedure for all employees with this Agency.


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.



It is preferred that applicants complete the MD State Government online application for employment. The application must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position. If you are unable to apply online, paper applications can be obtained from the link below and be faxed to 410-554-9397 or mailed to DORS Human Resources Department at 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218. If there is a supplemental questionnaire, this must be completed and sent in with your paper application, if you are unable to apply online.

All application materials must be received in our office by the closing date. Postmarks will not be accepted. Applications must be complete to be considered including all related job duties, even if those are also listed on an attached resume. Additional required materials may be uploaded with the online application, submitted to the fax number, or mailed to the address listed.

Inquiries can be made to 410-554-9391, TDD (410) 554-9399. Appropriate accommodations can be made for individuals with disabilities.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. TTY Users: Call via Maryland Relay.

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

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.

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