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Chief of Administrative Services

Recruitment #14-005473-003


This is a professional management position serving as the Chief of Administrative Services responsible for providing management, leadership, coordination, implementation, and supervision of matters related to procurement, grants and contracts services, risk management, facility management and support services which include central duplicating, telecommunications, leases, parking, central stores, and vehicle fleet management.


Grade 20 Standard Salary Schedule

$55,630-$ 81,275 (Progressing to $89,230 * State Salary guidelines apply for current State employees.0


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

Serves as Chief of the Administrative Services Branch, provides management and leadership skill to conduct administrative coordination, developmental, implementation, and supervisory functions of the Branch matters related to MSDE facility management and support services, which include central duplicating, telecommunications, leases, parking, central stores, vehicle fleet management and procurement, grants and contracts services; risk management.


Coordinates, directs, and administers operations of the Procurement, Grants and Contracts; provides guidance, assistance, and consistent interpretation of laws, policies, regulations and directives affecting administrative aspects; maintains an efficient, effective, and economical system; maintains liaison with regulatory agencies regarding all administrative aspects; processes grants and contracts; supervises processing of purchase orders; assures availability of all documents required in the evaluation of all proposals received and the selection of grantee, contractor, or vendor; devises and reviews all contract forms and agreements, recommends changes, and obtains final approvals for award; manages administrative support services; directs and coordinates building telecommunications, mail services, central duplication, copier services, vehicle fleet management, and central stores; manages corporate purchasing credit card operations.


EDUCATION:  A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or a related area.  Master’s Degree is a plus.

EXPERIENCE:  Three (3) years of professional experience with coordinating procurement, contract administration, and/or related administrative services.  Management and/or supervisory experience desired.

Note: Experience directly related to the position may be substituted for the Bachelor’s Degree on a year for year basis up to four (4) years.


Knowledge of procurement, grant, and contract administration; knowledge of operations and finance management; skill in the interpretation of policies and State and Federal Statute and regulations; skill in using spreadsheet software; skill in scheduling and managing multiple tasks; skill in identifying problems and negotiating solutions; ability to analyze data and make sound decisions; ability to supervise staff, manage projects and services, monitor performance, and implement improvements; ability to effectively lead and work as a team member; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the state are required.  The selected applicant must consent to a criminal background investigation as a required security procedure for all employees who have access to financial data systems. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.


To apply for this position online go to which is a method for submitting your application, resume and attachments.  Using this method will allow you to access your documents for future recruitments for which you apply and to verify that the appropriate documents have been attached to the recruitment that requires them.  

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments.  Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and complete an MSDE application for Administrative Program Manager II – Chief of Administrative Services. Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.

For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045, visit our website at www.marylandpublicschools or visit the State of Maryland’s Job Application website at jobseekers/ pages/jobseekershome.aspx.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.