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Director, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

Recruitment #19-005472-0007


The is a Management Service position that serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




Department of Human Services

Office of the Secretary

311 W. Saratoga Street

Baltimore MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position directs, plans, develops and administers an effective Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program within the Department of Human Services. The Director of MBE is knowledgeable of minority business development techniques, organizations and business practices. In addition, The Director must be knowledgeable of laws, ordinances and regulations governing the activities of the Department of Human Services as they relate to the Minority Business Enterprise law. This position collaborates with the Director of the Office of Employment and Program Equity (OEPE) and the Director of the Procurement Office in executing the agency's mission to ensure equal opportunity in all areas and aspects of the Department and to prohibit discrimination in all areas of employment and service delivery.


Documents procedures for writing, monitoring, and evaluating solutions and awards for MBE specific contracts to effect measurement via a concrete mechanism to receive, log, review and sign-off appropriate program documents. Conducts evaluations of potential contracts for MBE opportunities, compliance and statutory requirements, and reporting criteria specific to approval from other central administrative offices, i.e., DHS Contracts Processing Unit, the Department of Budget and Management and where applicable, the Board of Public Works. Reviews each DHS Administration's MBE program and assists with rendering program specific technical assistance for MBE goal settings and subcontracting opportunities.  Serves as agency liaison with Maryland Department Of Transportation (MDOT) MBE Certification inquiries. Encourages potential DHS vendors to seek MBE certification and assists as much as possible  in the process.  Provides quarterly reports regarding agency MBE activity and status to Secretary, Procurement Office, Deputy Secretaries, and the Attorney General's Office on an as needed basis.  Ensures adherence to technical requirements as conveyed via legislative mandate, COMAR, the Federal Register, the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs, and the Department of Budget Management.  Participates in outreach programs sponsored or coordinated by viable MBE organizations, State and local governments.  Conducts ongoing MBE training sessions with DHS Procurement and program staff.   Prepares required quarterly MBE Departmental reports. Compiles, analyzes and develops the annual MBE report for submission to the Governors' Office of Minority Affairs, and the Office of the Secretary. Confers with the Director of Procurement on all MBE reports.  Verifies the accuracy of the data provided and follows-up with appropriate agencies with reported discrepancies and/or non-compliance. 


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

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work.  Two years must have involved the following: overseeing and coordinating the operations of a unit, applying rules and exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures ​ or​ compiling and analyzing data.


The ideal candidate will possess the following:

At least one year of experience must have been with a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) program or a program designed to ensure that minority enterprises and small businesses are properly represented in the award of governmental contracts.

Experience monitoring contract and solicitations. 

Must have excellent writing and oral presentation skills.

Must have possess excellent organizational skills.

Must have experience with compiling, analyzing data to develop reports. 

Must have excellent computer skills including knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel and Google Doc and Sheets.


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. 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.  

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.



Online applications are highly recommended, however the paper application may be submitted to the Department of Human Services/HRDT, 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.      

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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.