Announcement Number: PO-022021
Division: Capital Projects Development Group
Status: Full-time, Regular, Benefitted
Location: Camden Yards Sports Complex, Baltimore, MD
NATURE OF WORK
An MSA Procurement Officer is responsible for procuring equipment, services, construction, supplies, information technology, and other needs, which must be obtained according to MSA’s procurement policies. The incumbent will provide procurement interpretation, instruction, guidance, and assistance according to MSA’s procurement policies and applicable State laws, procedures and regulations, as well as maintain contract information.
The Procurement Officer and the Senior Procurement Officer are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. The Procurement Officer is considered proficient level and performs assigned duties under moderate to general supervision. The Senior Procurement Officer is considered lead level and performs duties under administrative review or may at times perform the full range of duties under general supervision depending on the complexity of the specific duties being performed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
(The duties listed below are intended as illustrations of various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements or duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
- Assists and recommends the most appropriate procurement methods to use, such as negotiated awards, competitive sealed bidding, competitive sealed proposals, sole source or emergency in accordance with MSA policies and procedures and applicable State Procurement laws, procedures and regulations;
- Conducts pre-bid/pre-proposal conferences, site inspections, explains procurement requirements, establishes procurement procedures and schedules and participates in, and conducts offerors’ discussions and contract negotiations;
- Prepares minutes of pre-bid and pre-proposal conferences, addenda to Requests for Proposals (RFP) and Invitation for Bids (IFB) and answers written questions from potential bidders and offerors;
- Examines bid proposals to determine issues of responsiveness and responsibility and/or the need for additional information;
- Conducts bid openings for competitive procurements to determine whether offerors are reasonably qualified to be selected for award, and may recommend proposals for awards;
- Assists with or conducts debriefings;
- Negotiates the most favorable prices, terms and conditions for noncompetitive sole source and emergency procurements and resolves issues with contractors regarding price, delivery, and terms;
- Provides testimony in bid protest disputes; Evaluates contractor’s performance against terms and conditions of contracts and recommends corrective action such as the application of damages, withholding of payment or termination of contract;
- Confers with supervisor and, potentially, the Attorney General’s Office regarding bid irregularities, contract disputes, protests or appeals, and Public Information Act requests;
- Manages the advertisement and solicitation of procurement opportunities, conducts vendor conferences, receives and secures bid or proposals, oversees the evaluation process and contract award;
- Verifies initial Certificates of Insurance, Bonds or references for compliance with contract requirements;
- Prepares applicable documents for MSA Board Approval;
- Supervises, advises, and guides professional staff and paraprofessional support staff;
- Performs other duties and functions appropriate to the position as assigned and required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND KEY COMPETENCIES
(The following generally describes the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are required to enter the job or to be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned tasks.)
- Knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of public procurement administration;
- Knowledge of government procurement laws, regulations and policies;
- Knowledge of contract writing techniques
- Skill in using software applications to prepare, review, and, modify procurement documents for compliance with MSA policies and procedures and applicable State laws;
- Skill in providing guidance and training to agency staff in contract or procurement laws, regulations, policies and procedures;
- Ability to use the ADPICS portion of FMIS;
- Ability to prepare accurate and complete contracting and purchasing documents;
- Ability to conduct pre-bid conferences and explain procurement regulations and procedures;
- Ability to work and complete assignments under strict guidelines;
- Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of officials and contractors both inside and outside the agency.
Specific educational and experience requirements are set by this agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position
BS degree in a related field (e.g. Business Administration). Three (3) years of directly related experience in a contracting and procurement environment.
1. Candidates may substitute professional or paraprofessional contract management or procurement experience on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
2. 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.
3. Candidates may substitute the following written certifications obtained through passing an examination: Certified Public 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) for the required education.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which 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.
Employees in this classification who have not already done so must obtain and possess certification as a Procurement Professional Certification from the Maryland Department of General Services within one year of appointment.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
(The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.)
Environment —Work is usually performed in a standard office setting with intermittent travel to offsite locations to perform duties. Employee may be required to be present indoors or outdoors in areas of extreme heat or cold. The noise level of the work environment is typical of an office setting but may be occasionally loud due to alarms, equipment noise, etc. Employee may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends.
Physical —Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to walk, stand, or sit for prolonged periods of time; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including the use of computer keyboards; to operate a vehicle to travel to various locations; to operate and use specialized equipment; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Work may also involve climbing ladders.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates must submit an MSA employment application via web form or email.
Option 1 (Preferred)—Visit MSA’s website, www.mdstad.com, Apply For a Job and use the link at the bottom of the page to complete an electronic application.
Option 2 - Electronically send application and any other necessary materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Announcement Number po-022021 in the subject line.
Resumes may accompany MSA’s application; however, all sections of the application must be completed according to the instructions or it will not be considered.
If you are unable to apply on line, an application may be requested by calling 410-333-1560, or toll free 1-877-637-8234. TTY users may call via the Maryland Relay Service.
As an equal opportunity employer, The Maryland Stadium Authority is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.
Next MSA Board of Directors Meeting
Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 12:00PM
The Warehouse at Camden Yards
Executive Conference Room
333 W. Camden St., Suite 500
Baltimore, MD 21201
Meeting notice current as of 2/17/2021. Agenda and link to Live Stream will be available here in advance of meeting.
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