Open Until Filled
District Court Headquarters
Annapolis, MD 21401
- Current State Judiciary Employees Only: A salary offer for a current state Judiciary employee will be determined using the “Salary Practices for State Judiciary Employees”, found at https://mdcourts.gov/hr/salranges
The job shall be performed at the location directed by the employer. The assigned work location for this position is District Court Headquarters, 187 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401. The incumbent is required to report to work at that location pursuant to their work schedule unless allowed or directed to work at a different location for job-related reasons, at the sole discretion and authority of the Judiciary. Such alternate locations may include, but not be limited to: any court location or Judiciary facility within the state any non-Judiciary facility, either within or outside the state, at which the incumbent is required to attend a conference, meeting, proceeding, training, or for other reasons or, if allowed to telework by the Judiciary, an approved remote telework site.
Purpose of the Role: The Procurement Specialist is a full performance level of professional work that is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all procurement activities for the District Court of Maryland. The incumbent will assist the District Court Headquarters and 12 District Courts which entails working with Administrative Clerks and Commissioners in: developing and writing specifications developing scope of work (SOW) documentation and contract specifications to be submitted to Procurement. It analyzes all requests from the field and makes determinations and recommendations on procurement method and form, consolidating procurements and supplying critical inventory levels for standard operations and emergency response. This position is essential and must report during emergencies and at other times when non-essential employees may not be required. It analyzes all operating budget requests, compiles budget submission, and manages expenditures during the year.
The position is responsible for designing, developing, and managing of specified contracts for goods and services. This position evaluates statewide procurements identifying trends that affect statewide operations and makes recommendations on statewide operations. This position is the liaison between all of District Court and the Procurement Office. It is responsible for ensuring all required BPO’s are solicited and posted, recommending additional, deleting obsolete, and consolidating goods/services on the master list. It assists all decentralized clerks in obtaining necessary training to accomplish all procurement needs. This position is essential and must report during emergencies and COOP events.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Three (3) years of professional experience in procurement sourcing, contract management, or procurement operations.
Professional work experience as defined above may be substituted on a year for year basis for up to four (4) years of the required education.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge of the sources of supply and the approved methods of obtaining required materials and supplies efficiently and economically.
- Knowledge of the principles of fiscal and budget management as applied to procurement of expendable and non-expendable supplies.
- Knowledge of state statues and procedures related to purchasing.
- Knowledge of office procedures, practices, and equipment.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of AOC Procurement Regulations and familiarity with the Judiciary’s procurement policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of the agency’s organization and designated contacts regarding purchasing.
- Skill in the interpretation and application of department policies and procedures.
- Ability to estimate the operating needs of departmental units.
- Ability to analyze, collate, and interpret data and information to make recommendations to management.
- Ability to write and develop bid specifications for complex renovation/new building construction and commodities.
- Ability to work and complete assignments under strict timelines.
- Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of officials both inside and outside the Judiciary.
Beginning December 29, 2021, all new employees will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of their employment. Full vaccination status requires that two weeks have passed since the employee’s second Pfizer or Moderna vaccination shot, or since the one Johnson and Johnson vaccination shot. Religious and medical exemptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.
This new condition of employment is consistent with other state judiciary orders and with local, state, and federal requirements being adopted to control COVID-19 transmission rates and to safeguard the health of Judiciary personnel and the public.
The Maryland Judiciary is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or federal law. Applicants who need an ADA Accommodation for an interview should request the accommodation when notified of a request to be interviewed. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.