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SERVICES SPECIALIST

Recruitment #21-000916-0016

GRADE

ASTD9

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Human Services
Division of Administrative Operations 
311 W. Saratoga Street 
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

A Services Specialist is the full performance level of work directing one or more general services functions such as but not limited to: building, housekeeping, grounds keeping services; risk management; fleet management; forms management; mail/courier services; inventory, purchasing and supplies; clerical services; receptionist/switchboard; records management; reproduction services; security service; space allocations; and telecommunications for State departments, agencies or facilities. Employees in this classification may supervise the work of clerical, skilled or semi-skilled employees. Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a designated administrator. Employees in this classification may be assigned day, evening or night shifts which may include weekends and holidays.

POSITION DUTIES

Plans, coordinates and directs one or more general services functions, such as, but not limited to: building, housekeeping, grounds keeping services; risk management; fleet management; forms management; mail/courier services; inventory, purchasing and supplies; clerical services; receptionist/switchboard; records management; reproduction services; security service; space allocations; and telecommunications;

Inspects assigned areas to ensure work is performed in accordance with instructions and that any adjustments that may be necessary are made;

Establishes and modifies operational methods and procedures within assigned areas of responsibility;

Maintains records and prepares reports pertaining to supplies, necessary repairs and equipment;

Estimates needs and requisitions supplies and equipment;

May supervise the work of clerical, skilled or semi-skilled employees performing various general services activities;

May serve as an assistant to an Agency Buyer responsible for agency or facility procurement services;

Performs other related duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.

Education:  Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Two years of experience in general services functions, office administration activities or in the receiving, storing, issuance, purchase or requisition of equipment, materials, and parts and supplies.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute additional experience as stated above on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in logistics specialist classifications or administrative support specialty codes in the logistics field of work, on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

1.  One year of experience with fleet management.

2.  One year of experience dealing with the disposal and inventory control of property at any governmental level. 

3.  One year experience with database programs and spreadsheets utilizing Microsoft.

4.  One year experience handling sensitive materials/documents.

5.  Lifting of 50lbs or more (boxes, equipment, etc.

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position.  You may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire.  The supplemental questionnaire may be used as part of the rating process.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service is required prior to hire.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to, Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 135, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please email requested information only to monique.robertson@maryland.gov. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by 5 p.m. on the closing day.

If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call 410-767-7416.  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

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an 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 applicants are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.