Agency Procurement Specialist I
Maryland Department of Transportation 7 reviews - Maryland
Part-time, Contract

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SALARY: $34,796-$55,023 (effective 1/1/2013)
CLOSING DATE: December 27, 2012

DESCRIPTION: This is the experienced level of 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. This classification is responsible for soliciting, evaluating, negotiating and awarding contracts according to State Procurement laws, procedures and regulations, as well as maintaining contracts by assuring compliance with terms and conditions. Employees may supervise or give guidance and direction to a unit of agency procurement associates and support staff. The current vacancy exists at the State Highway Administration (SHA) in Hanover, MD; however, the eligible list produced from the recruitment may be utilized for future Agency Procurement Specialist I vacancies within MDOT.

EDUCATION: Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.

EXPERIENCE: One year of contract management or procurement experience involving duties such as: soliciting, evaluating, negotiating and awarding contracts and ensuring compliance with governmental procurement laws, regulations and conditions.

1. Professional or paraprofessional contract management or procurement experience may be substituted on a year for year basis for up to four years of the required education.
2. Additional graduate education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of thirty credit hours for each year of required experience.
3. Applicants may substitute the following written certifications obtained through passing an examination for the required education: Certified Purchasing 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).
4. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties that require the operation of a motor vehicle and will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

TO APPLY: You must complete an MDOT application to be considered for this recruitment. RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE MDOT EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position you are applying for. Qualified applicants may be subject to background and reference checks. The examination for this recruitment may be an evaluation and rating of the information you provide on your application. Therefore it is important that you provide complete and accurate information.
For an application, please call 410-865-1073.

Mail your application to: Recruitment and Examinations Unit, 7201 Corporate Center Drive, P.O. Box 548, Mail Stop 140, Hanover, MD 21076, or you may apply online at Your application must be received by 12/27/12. Postmarks will not be accepted.

Applications sent without sufficient postage will not be accepted and will be returned. Applications sent through interoffice mail that are not received by the closing date will not be accepted. Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disability will be provided upon request. Please notify in advance. MD Relay Service Number (711). Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. The Maryland Department of Transportation is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.
The incumbent in this position may be a member of a covered bargaining unit and may be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

MDOT does not discriminate based on age, ancestry, color, creed, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, or sexual orientation.

Issue Date: 12/10/12

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