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Contract Manager

Recruitment #18-002588-0026




301 W. Preston Street Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The Employee Benefits Division (EBD) is recruiting for a Contract Manager to manage all health plan vendor contracts and procurement operations, manage and monitor all health plan vendor's reporting requirements and contract deliverables, manage and monitor invoices received from the non-health plan vendors. This position also maintains contract binders, initiates and maintains corrective action plans as necessary. This position works with the Director of the Employee Benefits Division, DBM Procurement and the Attorney General's Office to develop Request for Proposals (RFP) contract modifications and Board of Public Works documents. This position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail and demonstrated organization skills. The ideal candidate should have:

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

At least an intermediate skill level in MS Excel.

Detail-oriented and analytical.

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a member of a multi- divisional team.

Able to work in a fast paced environment while meeting multiple priorities and deadlines.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.

3. 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 education and experience.


Two years of experience in a group benefits procurement or contract administration role working with large employer contracts.

Two years of experience in a benefit administration role working with large employer contracts.

One year of procurement experience as a State of Maryland employee.  

Experience developing various spreadsheets in Excel such as tracking spreadsheets for reports and reporting; financial tracking; and the ability to use simple formulas for calculations for spreadsheets.  

Health insurance, military or government contract procurement experience.


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.


Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) 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.     


incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If the online application process is not available, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:

Department of Budget and Management

Recruitment and Examination Division

301 W. Preston Street, Room 608

Baltimore, MD 21201

For questions about this recruitment, please call 410-767-4850.

 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.

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.  For education obtained outside of the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service may be required prior to hire. 

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.