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Unit Procurement Officer

Recruitment #19-002587-0042


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake and Coastal Service. This recruitment will be used to fill current vacancies for the position and may be used to fill future vacancies in the same classification/function. Future vacancies may also be filled via other recruitments. The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year.




Annapolis, MD (Anne Arundel County)


This position serves as the lead procurement officer for the Chesapeake and Coastal Service (CCS), Management and Budget Office. The position is responsible for review and approval of all Capital and Non-Capital procurement actions in the Unit.

The duties of this position include:

Managing daily operational functions for the Unit for procurement, invoicing, contract/grant processing, Unit corporate credit card program and travel; serving as the lead for telecommunications and inventory; and oversees portions of Fiscal Year closeout activities; leading monthly encumbrance review, trains administrative and technical staff on proper preparation and submission of procurement items following established State and Unit policies and guidelines; performing daily and long range administrative and operational activities related to Budget, Procurement, Human Resources and various fund source management.

This position currently supervises two Office Secretary positions.


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

Experience: Four years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.


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 using FMIS/ADPICS and/or R*STARS to handle blanket purchase orders, purchase orders, change orders, and other actions; and to query appropriation balances, contract/grant balances or payment of invoices

One year of procurement experience

One year of experience managing an inventory program


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.


Please make sure 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. Successful candidates may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

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


Your application is part of the examination process. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of this position. The rating will be based on the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is important you provide all the experience and education related to this position completely and accurately.



The online application is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to:

Department of Natural Resources
Human Resources
580 Taylor Avenue, C-3
Annapolis, MD 21401

The Human Resources Department is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Crystal Wilson at  

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