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PROGRAM MANAGER SENIOR IV

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Recruitment #20-005485-0003

Introduction

THIS POSITION IS LIMITED TO CURRENT MARYLAND STATE EMPLOYEES ONLY.

The Maryland Department of Commerce is seeking qualified applicants for the senior –level position of Chief Operating Officer for the Division of Administration & Technology. This position reports to the Secretary of Commerce. 

This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

GRADE

26

LOCATION OF POSITION

The World Trade Center - 401 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21202

Main Purpose of Job

The Chief Operating Officer for the Department of Commerce has the overall responsibility for the day-to-day operational management, administrative, and financial functions of the agency's major administrative units, to include direct supervision of the Directors within each Unit; the Units include: Information Technology, Budget and Finance, Contracts and Procurement, General Services, and Human Resources. The incumbent will be the principal adviser to the Secretary as required on all administrative matters. This position also serves on the Governor’s statewide Customer Service Workgroup consisting of representatives from the Governor’s staff, the Governor’s Office of Performance Improvement, and customer service liaisons from all Coordinating Offices and Cabinet agencies to foster improvements in customer service across Maryland state agencies.

POSITION DUTIES

The position will contribute to the implementation of the Department's mission by providing the necessary planning, managerial, logistical and administrative support required for the fulfillment of Department goals and objectives; liaise, negotiate and coordinate with other offices and divisions of the Department with respect to administrative issues; responsible for the supervision, coordination, and evaluation of the senior management team in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws; establish sound policies, procedures, practices, standards and tools that are consistent with state policy and practice in order to ensure proper budget, accounting, financial, information technology, and human resources management and control. The individual will also perform special projects as directed by the Secretary. 

The selected employee will possess strong organizational, administrative, and analytical skills; good judgement, excellent interpersonal, written, and communication skills; ability to work with high level public and private sector officials and maintain effective working relationships; the ability to handle multiple, concurrent and high priority projects; familiar with strategic planning, oversight of logistical and support functions. Working knowledge and experience of State and Federal laws governing policies and procedures in subject areas cited. Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite Google Mail and/or other relevant software.   

Some statewide travel is required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Public administration or related field from an accredited college or university. 

Experience: At least 12 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the subject areas cited. 
 
Three years of supervisory experience.

Note: Equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

MBA degree from an accredited college or university.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

This position is limited to current Maryland State employees.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet the qualifications to be considered. 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.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

It is highly preferred that you apply online at http://commerce.maryland.gov/careers - review Career Openings section. Please attach a resume to your online application. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit the State paper application and resume electronically to anna.halikias@maryland.gov (by closing date).

 

Maryland Department of Commerce - Office of Human Resources 
ATTN: CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

World Trade Center – 401 East Pratt Street, 10TH Floor 
Baltimore, Maryland 21202 

As an E-Verify and Equal Opportunity Employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. 


People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply. 

 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay  1-800-735-2258