Procurement Administrator III
Maryland Department of Transportation - Maryland

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RECRUITMENT AND EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT
** OPEN RECRUITMENT **

PROCUREMENT ADMINISTRATOR III (4853)

SALARY: $50,631 -- $81,287 Effective January 1, 2013

CLOSING DATE: January 10, 2013

DESCRIPTION: The Procurement Administrator III is the supervisory and managerial level of work in the administration of the Maryland Department of Transportation procurement of equipment, services, construction, supplies and information technology. The position directs and coordinates all procurement activities of several units headed by Procurement Officers. Responsibilities may also include supervising a unit responsible for large, complex, multi-year contract development and/or developing MDOT procurement policies and procedures. Duties include, but are not limited to: Overseeing the procurement of all necessary services, supplies, maintenance and equipment for MDOT and administrations; providing recommendations to the MDOT management regarding major contract issues; and directing the development of contract specifications, contract modifications and contract renewals. The employee in this class receives managerial or executive supervision from a higher level administrator or other designated official. The current vacancy exists at the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) in Baltimore, MD. The eligible list produced from the Procurement Administrator III recruitment may be utilized for future openings within MDOT. The position for this recruitment will act as the Chief of Procurement Administrator at the MTA. The employee will also be responsible for managing the procurement of Construction Contracts supporting MTA's capital program, including ancillary contracts for small and short-term term projects to improve customer facilities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Six (6) years of professional contract management or procurement experience involving duties such as: soliciting, evaluating, negotiating and awarding contracts and ensuring compliance with Federal and State procurement laws, regulations and conditions. One (1) year of this experience must have involved supervising other employees or developing MDOT procurement policies and procedures.

Notes:
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 the required general experience.

3. Applicants may substitute the following written certifications, obtained through passing an examination for the required education and three years of the required non-supervisory experience: Certified Purchasing Manager from the National Association of Purchasing Management; Certified Public Purchasing Officer from the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. or National Association of State Purchasing Officers). Specific requirements and addresses of these professional certification programs are available from the specific procurement section or the Department's Office of Human Resources.

4. Applicants may substitute the following written certifications, obtained through passing an examination for the required education and two years of the required non-supervisory experience: Certified Professional Contracts Manager from the National Contract Management Association; Certified Professional Public Buyer from the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. or National Association of State Purchasing Officers). Specific requirements and addresses of these professional certification programs are available from the specific procurement section or the Department's Office of Human Resources.

Licenses, Registrations and Certificates:
Employees in this classification may be assigned duties that 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.

TO APPLY: You must complete a 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, Hanover, MD 21076, or you may apply online at https://jobs.mdot.state.md.us. Your application must received by 1/10/13. 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.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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: 12/21/12

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