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IT STAFF SPECIALIST *2 positions*

IT Procurement and Contracts Coordinator

Recruitment #20-004486-0002

Introduction

The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.

GRADE

State Salary Grade 17 Standard Salary Schedule

Annual Salary Range: $49,971 - $64,857 (with progression to $79,996)

LOCATION OF POSITION

Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

These positions assist in the management of the technical functions for the Office of Information Technology and assist with the development and maintenance of IT procurements and renewal of annual contracts.

POSITION DUTIES

Manages the annual renewal process for IT hardware and software support contracts; Administers technology procurement process for IT hardware, software including software licenses and product keys; downloads software from manufacturers’ web portals; ensures all software installations are properly licensed to comply with copyright laws; evaluates and implements software application(s); Maintains and controls inventory of IT assets (Accountable Officer) located in the Data Center and equipment assigned to OIT staff; provides oversight and coordinates the sale of surplus equipment on GovDeals; provides direction and addresses customer requests to order IT peripherals; oversees OIT purchasing card purchases; administers WebEx and serves  as FMIS security officer; provides technical assistance with SmartBoards and related audiovisual systems.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or other information technology related field to include course work in systems analysis and applications programming using generally accepted computer programming languages or in operating systems and data communications technology.

EXPERIENCE: One year of experience designing, developing, testing, implementing and maintaining applications systems and programs using generally accepted computer programming languages or maintaining and modifying operating systems for computers.  

Notes:

  1. Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate and thirty credit hours from an accredited college or university in Computer Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or other information technology related field to include course work in systems analysis and applications programming using generally accepted computer programming languages or in operating systems and data communications technology may be substituted for the required education.
  2. Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate and one additional year of experience designing, developing, testing, implementing and maintaining applications systems and programs using generally accepted computer programming languages or maintaining and modifying operating systems for computers may be substituted for the required education.
  3. Experience operating computer systems; or scheduling, controlling input and output or maintaining a tape library to process data on computer systems; or evaluating, implementing and maintaining microcomputer hardware and software; or converting data from project specifications by developing program code using generally accepted computer programming languages may be substituted for high school education on a year-for-year basis.
  4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Cyber and Information Systems classifications or Cyber and Information Systems specialty codes in the Information Technology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

6 months of experience with Hardware Software management and/or oversight.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and experience with day-to-day operations of a full service information technology center; knowledge of assessing and analyzing IT procurement processes and deriving solutions; skill in managing and supporting software and hardware acquisition processes; skill in providing administration and support and resolution for information technology access systems, hardware, software and infrastructure; skill in developing and maintaining acquisition practices for software applications and IT projects; skill in managing hardware and software updates and resolving requirement and user concerns;  ability to assess user requirements requests; ability to communicate effectively with staff, managers, and customers.

SELECTION PROCESS

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

For education obtained outside of the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation will be required prior to hire. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the state are required.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.   To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on marylandpublicschools.org). On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments.  Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for Information Technology Staff Specialist - IT Procurement and Contracts Coordinator - position 039484 (JobAps# 19-004486-0002). Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.