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Procurement Officer Trainee

Recruitment #22-003001-0001

GRADE

14

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of Human Services

Procurement Division

311 W. Saratoga Street

Baltimore MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The primary function of this position is to serve as Procurement Officer Trainee under a Procurement Officer III (Supervisor) in the Procurement Division in order to ensure that the Department of Human Services is meeting its procurement goals in accordance with appropriate and consistent application of COMAR Title 21 Procurement Regulations, the Department of General Services-Office of State Procurement (DGS-OSP) and DHS Procurement Policies and Procedures; and in order for DHS to implement its programs and services.

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.

EXPERIENCE: Four years of professional contract management experience or professional procurement experience.

NOTES:

1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university for the required experience.

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 experience.

3. Candidates may substitute professional contract management experience or professional procurement experience, on a year-for-year basis, for 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.

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. Six months experience with PUBLIC Procurement.

2. Six months experience utilizing a computerized financial management system.

3. Six months experience with the State of Maryland's Financial Management Information System (FMIS), program services offered and or provided by Department of Human Services.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

This position is limited to applicants currently employed with the Department of Human Services Central/Headquarters.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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

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. 

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.

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. 

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by 5 P.M. on the closing date. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please email requested information only to scott.waddel@maryland.gov. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please email Scott Waddel at scott.waddel@maryland.gov.  

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 candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.


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