Procurement Officer I

  • Company: Maryland Transportation Authority
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland 21224 United States
  • Salary: $64,828 to $104,555
  • Date Posted: September 13, 2023
  • Closing Date: September 25, 2023


This is a position-specific recruitment and is open to anyone who meets the minimum and selective qualifications listed below. The resulting list of eligible candidates will be used to fill this Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) position/function only. All interested persons will need to re-apply for any future recruitment conducted for this classification. The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) owns, operates, and maintains eight major toll facilities comprised of four bridges, two tunnels, and two turnpikes, across the State of Maryland. For over 50 years, the MDTA has provided Maryland's citizens and visitors with safe, secure and convenient transportation facilities. We are committed to quality and excellence in customer service, and we rely on our organization's values, traditions and – most importantly – our employees to achieve these goals. Nature of Work: The DOT Procurement Officer II is the journey level of professional work in a centralized procurement office. A DOT Procurement Officer II manages multifaceted, complex Invitation To Bid (ITB) and Request for Quotation (RFQ) processes to procure transportation related equipment (buses, rail, port vessels, etc.), services, construction materials/services, architectural and engineering services, supplies, and information technology equipment/services for the MDTA. The procurement responsibility must involve soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, and awarding contracts in compliance with governmental procurement laws/regulations/conditions. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: • Reviews and approves procurement request and assists in determining the most appropriate procurement method to use such as Competitive Sealed Bid, Competitive Sealed Proposals, Sole Source, and Inter-governmental procurements; • Conducts the solicitation, evaluation, negotiation and awarding of the contracts applicable to the types of procurement; • Ensures procurements are conducted in a responsible, accurate, and timely manner to meet schedules and deadlines; • Establishes procurement schedules in accordance with MDTA policy, based on knowledge of internal and external contract processing/administration requirements; • Develops and prepares solicitation specifications and other documents for Invitation for Bid (IFB), Request for Proposals (RFP), Sole Source, contract renewals, and Memorandums of Understanding; • Assists in determining the basis for award and the evaluation criteria; • Determines content of specifications based on coordination with recipient agency or department and specific contract objectives and requirements; • Identifies and notifies potential sources and vendors and directly solicits bids or offers; • Develops contracts, including performance and acceptance standards, payment terms, and contract management elements in accordance with state procurement procedures, laws and regulations; • Confers with Office of Assistant Attorney General regarding all types of procurement issues involving bid irregularities, contract disputes, protests, appeals and Public Information Act requests, and drafts Procurement Officer's Determination as needed. Employees in this position will report directly to the MDTA Procurement Manager. The current vacancy exists in the Construction and Architecture/Engineering unit within the Procurement Division at the Point Breeze facility in Baltimore, MD. Hybrid telework schedules may be available for this position. MDTA employees are offered a generous benefits package including a minimum of 11 paid holidays, a minimum of 27* days of leave annually (personal, vacation, and sick), access to the State Pension System, deferred compensation plans, excellent health, dental, and vision plans, and more! (*May be prorated based upon start date.)


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Qualifications: Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Experience: Two (2) 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. Notes: 1. Candidates may substitute professional contract management or procurement experience on a year-for-year basis for the required education. 2. Candidates may substitute certification as a Certified Purchasing Manager from the Institute for Supply Management/National Association of Purchasing Management; Certified Professional Contracts Manager from the National Contract Management Association; Certified Public Procurement Officer or Certified Professional Public Buyer from the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council, or other professional procurement designations from the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. or National Association of State Procurement Officials 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. Licenses & Certifications: None.

Application Process

Please apply on-line at RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE ONLINE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION. Paper applications (Form DTS-1) will not be accepted for this recruitment. All applications must be received by 09/25/2023. NOTES: Please be advised that the State of Maryland is dedicated to a drug-free workplace, and as a result, employees are subject to the State's Substance Abuse Policy to include possible drug testing. Selected candidate(s) may be subject to background and reference checks. The incumbent in this position will be a member of a covered bargaining unit. For education obtained outside the U.S., at the time of application you are required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service, such as the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( or World Education Services: International Credential Evaluation ( This must be submitted as an attachment with the application of the position in which you are applying. The Maryland Transportation Authority is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa or providing an extension of an existing 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 Reform and Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H-1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer. WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. MDTA 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. MDOT has various careers for people of all experiences, backgrounds, and abilities who come together to contribute to one mission - connecting our customers to life’s opportunities. Join us in serving our Maryland residents, visitors, and businesses! Reasonable Accommodations for persons with disabilities will be provided upon request. Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disability will be provided upon request. Please notify in advance. MD Relay Service Number 1-800-735-2258 (TTY Number: 711). Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. Issue Date: 09/11/2023 Agency Maryland Department of Transportation Address See Job Posting for Specific Address to Mail an Application ------------, Maryland, ------------ Phone See Job Posting Website DOT Procurement Officer II Supplemental Questionnaire *QUESTION 1 Do you possess two (2) years of experience in procurement or contract management involving duties such as: soliciting, evaluating, negotiating and awarding contracts and ensuring compliance with governmental procurement laws, regulations and conditions? Yes No *QUESTION 2 If you answered "yes" to question 1, please describe where you have obtained the experience defined above listing the name of the employer(s), dates you were employed, and the duties of the position(s) you held. This experience must also be detailed under the "experience" section of your application. * Required Question

Contact Info

Closing Date: September 25, 2023