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Recruitment #18-006018-0001



Grade 17 / Standard Salary Schedule 46,857 - $75,012


Baltimore City

Main Purpose of Job

To provide supervision, leadership and technical assistance in support of the development, implementation, tracking and awarding of procurement of goods and services for Divisions within MSDE including Juvenile Services Education, Early Childhood Development Programs,Special Education Program, Career and College Readiness Program, Communications and Academic Policy, Leadership development,Library services and other programs as assigned.


Coordinates, directs, and administers the procurement of goods and services; provides guidance, assistance, and consistent interpretation on all laws, policies, Regulations and directives affecting administrative aspects and in matters to maintain an efficient, effective and economical system; maintain liaisons with all regulatory agencies- Board of Public Works, Department of Budget and Management, Department of Information Technology, Department of General Services, Office of Attorney General- regarding all administrative aspects; processes contracts, supervise processing of requisitions and purchase orders; provides assistance to employees, Administers the State Purchasing Card program and other duties as required.


EDUCATION:  A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.  

EXPERIENCE: Four years (4) of experience in contract management or procurement involving duties such as: soliciting, evaluating, negotiating and awarding contracts and ensuring compliance with governmental procurement laws, regulations and conditions.  


  1. Candidates may substitute professional or paraprofessional contract management or procurement experience on a year for year basis for up to four years of the required education.
  2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate education at an accredited college or university at the rate of thirty credit hours for each year of the required experience.


Knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of public procurement administration; Knowledge of State and federal procurement laws, regulations and policies; Knowledge of contract and specification writing techniques; Skill in using computers and appropriate software to prepare contracts, specifications and procurement documents; Skill in reviewing procurement contracts for compliance with State laws and regulations; Skill in conducting pre-bid conferences and explaining procurement regulations and procedures; Ability to use the ADPICS portion of FMIS; Ability to supervise lower-level Agency Procurement Specialists and related support staff; Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of officials and contractors both inside and outside the agency.


Proficient in Microsoft Office Word and Excel or experience with FMIS/ADPICS (Systems).        

Experience communicating with various levels of government and internal & external customers.         

Knowledge of State and Federal procurement laws, regulations, policies and Corporate Purchasing Cards (CPC).

Experience with State business programs.


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.


For immediate consideration, applications should be received by May 18, 2018 – Open Until Filled.


Applications will be screened and placed in one of these categories: Best Qualified, Better Qualified, Qualified, or Not Qualified.



To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment.

Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.   If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments. 

Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for Agency Procurement Specialist Supervisor,  Position# 040295 (Jobaps# 18-006018-0001), Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.   If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the Maryland Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at  

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.