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Recruitment #19-000851-0002


The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Agency Procurement Specialist Supervisor (Coordinator, Procurement & Contracting) within the Office of Contracts and Procurement (OCP). 




The World Trade Center - 401 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Main Purpose of Job

This position reports to the Director of Contracts and Procurement and has full responsibility for the supervision of the lower-level agency procurement/contract specialists in the Unit to include planning, training, coordinating, and evaluating the work of the specialists. In addition, assists the Director in managing and directing all departmental contracts, procurement activities and contract management functions.


Incumbent will be responsible for the solicitation, evaluation, negotiation, and award and all other aspects of the procurement process for large, complex, multi-year contracts and small procurements for the agency and monitor all procurement-exempt contract awards, provide training and assistance to departmental personnel on selected procurement methods in accordance with COMAR regulations;  prepare appropriate documentation for contracts that require Board of Public Works (BPW) approval; provides advice and guidance to agency personnel; develop and implement procurement training for staff;  coordinate activities to procure services, commodities and international contracts for agency division.

Ideal candidate should possess strong written and oral communications skills, as well as strong organizational skills.  The ability to prioritize and handle multiple concurrent tasks is a must.  Candidates must have extensive knowledge of COMAR Title XXI and State of Maryland procurement laws, rules and regulations.


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

Experience: Four years 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.

3. Candidates may substitute 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 in Contracting and Industrial Management classifications or specialty codes in the Procurement field of work at a rate of one year of military experience for the required experience.


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following.  Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualification(s).

Experience with State of Maryland Procurement

Experience utilizing FMIS Software.

Supervisory experience.

Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Google Suite, Excel and Access or relevant software. 

Experience with ADPICS, eMaryland Marketplace, is highly preferred.


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.



If you have questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Commerce at 410-767-6300.

It is highly preferred that you apply online at  Click on Work at Commerce from the left side menu. If you are unable to apply online, please submit a resume to:         

Maryland Department of Commerce - Office of Human Resources    


World Trade Center, 401 East Pratt Street, 10th Floor  

Baltimore, Maryland 21202  

As an E-Verify and 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.  

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