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Procurement Officer (800024)

Procurement Officer

The University System of Maryland Office (USMO) invites applications and nominations for the Exempt Staff position of Procurement Officer, a key member of the MEEC staff. MEEC is a K-20 Education consortium in Maryland hosted by the office of the University System of Maryland (USM) and is located in Halethorpe, MD. This position will be a new position to the MEEC office and the incumbent will report directly to the MEEC Executive Director.

As a new position, the Procurement Officer responsibilities will develop over time. Initially, the position will support established contracts, and prospectively, will be responsible for future procurements conducted on behalf of MEEC. The Procurement Officer will perform a full range of procurement activities from initial planning through contract formations, award, and contact management, primarily for Information Technology contracts. The Procurement Officer will prepare contract and solicitation documents necessary to conduct a wide range of procurement and contracting activities to meet the needs of MEEC Members. The position will be responsible for soliciting bids and proposals; conducting pre-bid meetings and bid openings; and preparing all correspondence and documents necessary for final contract award, including, if applicable, submission to the USM Board of Regents and/or the Maryland Board of Public Works.  In addition, the Procurement Officer will be responsible for reviewing bids and proposals to ensure compliance with all application laws, policies, terms and conditions. The position will negotiate with contractors, coordinate procurement planning and execution with the MEEC Office, and maintain a database of approved contracts in support of MEEC’s mission. Post award activities will include review of vendor reports, processing of surcharge payments, exercising renewal options and any contract amendments. The salary range for this position will be $75,000-$90,000, dependent upon stills and experience.

The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of experience in public procurement or ten (10) years of experience as a procurement officer. Other qualifications include: skill in managing and resolving difference among diverse groups; high-level decision-making ability, including choice of vendor for highly visible, multi-million-dollar contracts; experience managing project budgets and schedules; competence in analyzing data; expert knowledge of public procurement law, principles, and best practices; ability to manage contracts and assure adherence to terms and conditions; ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, including during high-level public meetings; and ability to manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines and work independently with consultative supervision.

The preferred candidate will possess knowledge and understanding of MD procurement law and Board of Public Works advisories, as well as knowledge of USM Procurement Policies & Procedures. Experience in the higher education setting, particularly with information technology, is also preferred.

Applications received by Friday, October 19, 2018, will be given priority consideration. All other resumes will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft word document and send to the following email address:






The University System of Maryland is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability unrelated to an individual's ability to perform the job, in accordance with applicable law. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, applicants should be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing their identities, their U.S. citizenship or alien status, and their authorization to work in the United States.

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