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Procurement Manager III

Associate Director of Procurement

Recruitment #20-003008-0001




This position is with the Maryland Department of General Services (DGS), Office of State Procurement (OSP), located at 301 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Main Purpose of Job

This position is the Associate Director of Procurement, Commodities, and Facilities Maintenance Services. It provides high-level control agency management, procurement technical interpretation, instruction, guidance, and assistance, representing the Department of General Services (DGS) Office of State Procurement (OSP), which is the State of Maryland’s central procurement authority.


Duties for this position include but are not limited to:
  • Planning, directing, and administering procurement operations with diverse and complex requirements, including supervising and evaluating the work of Procurement Officer Supervisors and lower-level Procurement Officers.
  • Assessing DGS procurement operations and identifying activities that require additional monitoring or control, and developing and implementing corrective action plans.
  • Reviewing, analyzing, and approving contract documents from other State agency procurement personnel for content and format, to ensure adherence to State procurement laws, regulations, policies and procedures, and to prevent duplicate and unnecessary procurements.
  • Establishing procurement procedures and schedules to participate in and conduct offerors’ discussions and contract negotiations.
  • Assembling statistical and narrative data and preparing reports for use in evaluating State procurement activity and performance measurement.
  • Preparing agenda items and providing testimony for BPW items, as well as bid protests/appeals.
  • Supervising staff to ensure the proper reviews, edits, and recommendations for modification to specifications are made to agencies. This includes considering the appropriate start date for the contract, establishing potential timelines to determine times and dates for a site visit/pre-bid/proposal meetings, locations, board items, advertising requirements, etc.; reviewing and determining critical elements, and developing recommended standard contractual terms to ensure fair and competitive bid/proposal and contract award.
  • Verifying Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) compliance.
  • Other related duties as required by the job that directly or indirectly impact the performance of the Office of State Procurement.


Education:  A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience:  Eight (8) or more years of experience with public procurement, including three (3) years of supervisory experience. 


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualifications. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications. 
  • Experience with COMAR and other State of Maryland regulations, policies and procedures is preferred.
  • Certification as a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) and/or Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) is strongly preferred.


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 already done so, must obtain and possess certification as a Procurement Professional from the Maryland Department of General Services within one year of appointment.


It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please include all experience and education that is related to this position.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date; information submitted after the closing date will not be considered. 

Note that for any position requiring a college degree or college credit, you will be required to submit a college transcript prior to being offered a position.  You may submit your transcript as part of the application process.

You must be legally authorized under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act to be hired in the position for which you apply.



Online applications are highly recommended.  Apply online at – click on Employment on the left side of the screen.  However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to:  Human Resources, Dept. of General Services, 301 W. Preston St., Suite 1311, Baltimore, MD  21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For question regarding this recruitment, contact or call 410-767-4985. TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

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.