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AGENCY PROCUREMENT SPECIALIST TRAINEE- Contractual

Recruitment #19-000847-0001

Introduction

This is a full-time contractual position with the Maryland Department of Human Services, Procurement Division.

GRADE

12

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Human Services

Procurement Division

311 W. Saratoga Street

Baltimore MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The primary purpose of this position is to ensure appropriate and consistent application of COMAR Title 21 Procurement Regulations and Department of Human Services (DHS) Procurement Policy and Procedures are followed in order for the agency to implement its programs and services.

POSITION DUTIES

Reviews for substance and accuracy, and processes procurement transactions (solicitations [Information Technology-Purchase Order Request For Proposals (IT-PORFP), Information Technology-Task Order Request For Proposals (IT-TORFP), Request for Grant Proposals (RFGP),  Request For Proposals (RFP), Invitation to Bids (IFB) small procurement solicitations, Department of General Services (DGS) solicitations, contracts (competitively and non-competitively bid), contract amendments, contract renewals, Grant Agreements, Inter-Governmental / Inter-Agency Agreements, Memoranda of Agreement / Memoranda of Understanding, IT Consulting and Technical Services (CATS 1) master contract procurements, IT Commercial Off-the Shelf Software (COTS) master contract procurements, IT Hardware master contract procurements, DGS procurements, commodity purchases, and copier purchases) in order to assist all of the Department’s Central Administrations and the 24 Local Departments of Social Services.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience: None

Notes:

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 education.

3. Candidates may substitute any of the following written certifications, obtained through passing an examination for the required education: Certified Public Manager from the National Association of Purchasing Management; Certified Professional Contracts Manager from the National Contract Management Association; Certified Public Purchasing Officer or Certified Professional Public Buyer from the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. or National Association of State Purchasing Officers).

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Contracting and Industrial Management classifications or Contracting and Industrial Management specialty codes in the Procurement field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education. 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  It is important that you report all related education and experience that is relevant to this recruitment qualifications. All information concerning your qualifications, including a copy of your diploma or transcripts must be provided if selected for an interview.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  

Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list. The resulting list may be used for future vacancies with this agency or other state agencies.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the 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 temporary/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. 

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated.  If selected for an interview, you will be required to provide an official transcript.  For all foreign education obtained outside the U. S. you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service if selected for an interview.  

Online applications are highly recommended, however the paper application may be submitted to the Department of Human Services, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Attn: D. Greene, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received  by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date for this recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.  Information received after the closing date will not be considered.  Application inquiries may be directed to 410-767-7414.      

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.