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Deputy Director of Procurement

Recruitment #18-005472-0003


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

The closing date has been extended until September 12, 2018.  Candidates that have already applied for this recruitment, do not need to reapply. 




Department of Human Services

Procurement Division

311 W. Saratoga Street

Baltimore MD 21201-3500

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as the Deputy Director of the Procurement Division to ensure that the Department of Human Services (DHS) meets its procurement goals in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) Title 21 and DHS Procurement Policies and Procedures. The incumbent in this position oversees the supervisors of the Procurement Unit and assumes full responsibility for DHS Procurement in the absence of the Director with the daily management of procurement operations and with strategic planning. 


Manages procurement supervisors to ensure that implementation of DHS's Central Administrations and Local Departments of Social Services (LDSS) operate in accordance with COMAR Title 21 Procurement Regulations; ensures that all procurement policies and procedures established by DHS, Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of General Services (DGS), DOIT and the General Accounting Division's Corporate Purchasing Card Program are followed.


Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in business management or related field from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: Seven years of experience in the field of procurement involving duties such as: soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, awarding contracts and ensuring compliance with governmental procurement laws, regulations, terms and conditions. Two years of the required experience must have involved supervision of other employees and development of policies and procedures.


The ideal candidate will possess the following:  

  • Three years of procurement experience with a State of Maryland agency.
  • Experience with large procurements valued over $50,000.
  • Experience with State government procurement laws, regulations and policies.
  • Experience using MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and appropriate software to prepare contracts, specifications and procurement documents.
  • Experience reviewing procurement contracts for compliance with State laws and regulations.
  • Experience with Advanced Purchasing and Inventory Control System (ADPICS) portion of Financial Management Information System (FMIS) to facilitate the procurement processes.
  • Knowledge of e-Maryland Marketplace.
  • Knowledge of SBR/VSBE reporting. Strong oral and written communications skills.


The assessment will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  You must possess the minimum qualifications to be considered for this position.  Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment and clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application.  Credit may be given for relevant part-time, temporary, or volunteer experience including the number of hours worked per week.



If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Human Services at 410-767-7414.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated.  This office, with your approval, will verify your prior applicable work experience.  In order to receive full consideration for time worked, please complete dates of employment in its entirety and identify number of hours worked for each entry.

College transcripts are not required for review of your application and do not need to be forwarded.  Please clearly indicate your college degree and majors on your application.  If selected for an interview, you will be required to bring an official transcript with you.  For all foreign education obtained outside of the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service if selected for an interview.

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred; however, the paper application may be submitted to: DHS/Employment Services Division, attn: Jocelyn Maschal, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 141, Baltimore MD  21201-3500.  The paper application must be received by 5 p.m. close of business on the closing date of the recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted.  The previous Maryland State application (MS-100) will not be accepted.

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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.