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Procurement Officer I

Recruitment #21-003002-0007


This position is a repost. Previous applicants do not need to reapply. 




Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
Procurement Unit
217 E. Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD  21202

Main Purpose of Job

The Procurement Officer I at the MD Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) is a full performance level of professional work in the procurement of equipment, services, construction, supplies, information technology and other needs which must be obtained through the competitive or negotiated procurement process. Employees in this classification are responsible for independently conducting procurement activities (i.e. planning, developing, soliciting, evaluating, and awarding) in accordance to State procurement laws, procedures and regulations and DJS procurement policies and procedures. This position develops bid documents and conducts the procurement projects and provides technical assistance and training for the facilities and area offices staff involved in procurement activities within an assigned region.


At the MD Department of Juvenile Services the Procurement Officer I position provides assistance developing and defining contract specification and requirements.  The Procurement Officer I determines the appropriate procurement method for procuring equipment, services, construction, supplies, information technology and other needs.  The position interprets laws, policies, and regulations affecting contracts, requisitions and purchase order processing.   The Procurement Officer I provides guidance and technical assistance regarding the procurement process; advises, instructs and processes solicitations, contracts, contract amendments and renewals; reviews for substance and accuracy and processes assigned tasks and procurement transactions and solicitations; and performs all other related duties as assigned.


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

Experience: Two years of experience in contract management or procurement involving duties such as : soliciting, evaluating, negotiating and awarding contracts and ensuring compliance with governmental procurement laws, regulations and conditions.

 1. Candidates may substitute professional contract management experience or professional procurement experience, on a year-for-year basis, for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute certification as a Certified Public Manager from the National Association of Purchasing Management; Certified Professional Contracts Manager from the National Contract Management Association; Certified Public Purchasing Officer or Certified Professional Public Buyer from the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. or National Association of State Purchasing Officers) for the required education.
3. Candidates may substitute additional graduate education at an accredited college or university, at the rate of thirty credit hours for each year of the required experience.

 4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Contracting, Industrial Management or logistics specialist classifications or administrative support specialty codes in the procurement or financial management fields of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


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

Two years’ experience ensuring compliance with procurement laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Two years of experience developing solicitation documents, RFPs, IFBs or sole source.


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


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.


The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related experience and education.  Applicants who meet the Minimum Qualifications will be placed on the eligible list categorized as Qualified, Better Qualified, or Best Qualified.  Candidates shall be certified to the eligible list for a period of one year.  This list will be used by the DJS hiring agency to select employees.



Online application process is STRONGLY preferred.   A paper application may be mailed to the address below or faxed to the fax number below.  If you choose fax or regular mail you must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last 4 digits of your SS#.   Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application or paper application.   Applications must be received by the closing date no postmarks will be accepted.  Incorrect application forms will not be accepted:

  Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
   OHR-Recruitment and Examination Unit
  217 E. Redwood Street
  Baltimore, MD  21202
  Attn:  Shavonne Holman
  Fax Number 410-333-4188
  TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

The resulting Certified Eligible List for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other state agencies.

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at  Include the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments.

DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country.  Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.

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