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Business Services Coordinator

Procurement and Contract Management Division

Recruitment #21-005476-0029


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.

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




200 West Baltimore Street. Baltimore, MD 21201


Reporting to the Business Services Partner in the Procurement and Contract Management Division, the Business Services Coordinator (BSC) will serve as the primary procurement and contract management support provider and workflow manager to assigned Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) division leaders, offices, and units. The BSC will facilitate all essential procurement and contract management workflow processes and documentation to effectively meet the procurement and contract management goals of all divisions to support MSDE’s multiyear strategic plan and Blueprint for Maryland’s Future initiatives.

The BSC will ensure the execution of high-quality services covering all Procurement and Contract Management Division functional areas including, but not limited to, facilitating all procurement processes and stages (i.e., planning, defining requirements and needs, sourcing and solicitation, evaluation and selection, award, contract negotiations and execution, tracking and record keeping, etc.).


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

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


1. Candidates may substitute additional professional or paraprofessional contract management or procurement experience on a year-for-year basis for up to four years of the required education.

2. 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.

3. Candidates may substitute the following written certifications obtained through passing an examination for the required education: Certified Professional Contracts Manager from the National Contract Management Association; Certified Purchasing Manager from the National Association of Purchasing Management; 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).

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military  service experience as a commissioned officer in Contracting and Industrial Management classifications or Contracting and Industrial Management specialty codes in the Procurement field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.



Experience with State of Maryland Procurement laws, regulations, policies, application and software

Contract Management Experience 

Experience organizing, tracking, and being responsible for contract documents

Experience communicating with stakeholders, vendors, and internal partners regarding upholding and adhering to tenets of contracts


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 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.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

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