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Administrator III

Recruitment #21-002588-0050




This position is with the Maryland Department of General Services, Office of State Procurement, which is located at 45 Calvert Street, Annapolis, MD  21401.

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Procurement Academy (MDPA) is a unit within the Maryland Department of General Services’ (DGS) Office of State Procurement (OSP), which provides training, certification, support and professional development to build the technical competencies, skills, and knowledge required by the State procurement workforce, which includes all State agencies, organizations, colleges and the university system, municipalities and other local jurisdictions.      

This position would use their technical knowledge of the work performed by Procurement Officers, as well as technical expertise in instructional design, to direct and coordinate all MDPA activities for the design, development, delivery, evaluation and ongoing revision for multi-delivery methodology training courses, learning support materials and documentation, certification programs, and eProcurement training and certification programs. This includes live classroom, on demand and online self-paced, video or interactive online learning, and blended webinar including using the MDPA Learning Management System.    

This position additionally oversees the design, development, delivery, evaluation and ongoing revisions and updates for all continuing education and professional development courses also using a variety of adult learning methods and e-learning software.                 

This position evaluates efficiency of training program operations including program goals, standards and controls. This includes developing, revising and recommending new processes, standards and workflow procedures which could utilize new technology where appropriate for procurement related training, certification, and testing as well as performance consulting.     

Under the leadership of the Chief Learning Officer, this position works together with procurement and other subject matter experts within DGS, OSP and at other state agencies, state organizations, university system, colleges, and state vendors to identify subject matter experts to provide content as well as become Certified Maryland Procurement Instructors. This includes setting the goals and deadlines and overseeing the work of state and vendor subject matter experts to provide content.     

This position plans, organizes, and supervises the work of direct or contract staff working on visual and graphic design, eLearning design and development, MDPA Learning Management System (LMS) course and program creation and management as well as MDPA LMS instructor training and instructional quality control and user support documentation and training.     

This position may represent MDPA, OSP, or DGS in a liaison capacity for training, certification, testing, and assessment, and online or video-based learning program activities. Additionally, this position may promote the MDPA or OSP through contact with interested groups and the general public.      

This position will also support the yearly State procurement conference, implement training program information and communications through multiple channels including the website, and serves as a backup to the Chief Learning Officer.


Duties for this position include but are not limited to:

-       Manage the design, development, delivery, evaluation and ongoing revisions and updates for classroom, on demand and online self-paced video or interactive online learning, and blended learning using live virtual learning in conjunction with the MDPA Learning Management System. Assist the Chief Learning Officer in overseeing the Maryland Procurement Academy and serve as a backup as needed for high level functions within the MDPA.  

-       Manage the Certified Maryland Trainer program and Subject Matter Experts for content design, review, and evaluation. 

-       Certification assessment design and administration.  

-       Manage professional continuing education course development as well as agency and interagency program development.  

-       Represent the MDPA, OSP, or DGS with state or national procurement and training organizations.


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

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


Applicants must possess the following selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding all qualifications. 

Two years of experience designing, developing and delivering classroom, on demand, online self-paced video or interactive online learning programs for training purposes.


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

- Background, education or work experience in education, training, adult learning, or similar, is preferred.

- Certifications or degrees in instructional technology, education, organizational development, or similar, is desired.


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.


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.  Credit is given for relevant part-time, temporary or volunteer experience based on the number of hours worked per week; you must include the time spent on such activities on your application.

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.

Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligibility list categorized as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED, or QUALIFIED.  The eligibility list will be valid for one year and may be extended.  The list will be used by the hiring authority to select employees for interviews.  Eligible lists may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification.

You MUST possess the minimum qualifications before you may be selected for a State job – verification will be completed upon hire.  If you are scheduled to complete an educational or licensing requirement within six months of being placed on the eligibility list, you may participate in the selection process.  Permanent State employees may also complete necessary experience requirements within six months of the date of being placed on an eligibility list.  

Please note, selected candidates may be required to complete and successfully pass a State and Federal fingerprint background check prior to being hired.

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


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.



Contact or call 410-767-4986 with questions about this recruitment.  The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred.  Apply online at - click on Employment on the left side of the screen.  If you are unable to submit your application online, please send your paper application to: Human Resources, Dept. of General Services, 301 W. Preston St., Suite 1311, Baltimore, MD  21201 by the closing date and time. 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 candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.