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Procurement Officer I

Recruitment #20-003002-0011

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Executive Direction Unit, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position will serve as the Procurement Officer for the Executive Direction Unit of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA). This position will be responsible for facilitating procurement activities for all of PHPA's bureaus located at the main MDH headquarters (201 West Preston Street). These bureaus consist of programs, including Cancer; Chronic Disease; Tobacco; Oral Health; Environmental Health; Infectious Disease; Family Planning and Home Visiting; Surveillance Quality Initiatives; and, Genetics.

Additionally, this position will provide back-up services as PHPA's Corporate Purchasing Card Administrator (CPCA), as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience:  Two years 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.

Notes: 

1. Candidates may substitute professional contract management experience or professional procurement experience, on a year-for-year basis, for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute certification as a Certified Public Manager from the National Association of Purchasing Management; Certified Professional Contracts Manager from the National Contract Management Association; or, 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), for the required education.

3. 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.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer in Contracting, Industrial Management or Logistics Specialist classifications, or administrative support specialty codes in the procurement or financial management fields of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The desired candidate should have experience writing specifications to procure products. He/she should also have experience soliciting bids, as well as experience reviewing and approving proofs and/or samples received from companies. 

Additionally, the desired candidate should have experience performing fiscal and procurement-related activities for a State agency, including experience using the Financial Management Information System (FMIS). Finally, the desired candidate should have experience using Microsoft Word and Excel.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. 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.

2. Employees in this classification who have not done so already must obtain and possess certification as a Procurement Professional from the Maryland Department of General Services within one year of appointment.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application, based on your education, training and experience, as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. 

Please report all related education, experience, dates, and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this, or other, State agencies.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to, 410-333-5689. Only additional materials which are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division, at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service, at 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.