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Career Service**Open to All Qualified Candidates** The Maryland Port Administration (MPA) is a 216-employee transportation business unit within the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and is the public face of the Port of Baltimore. MPA was created by the Maryland General Assembly to increase waterborne commerce through the ports in the state. The Port of Baltimore plays an integral role as an economic generator and job creator, in addition to maintaining our nation’s supply chain and moving vital goods to industries and consumers. As one of the nation’s top ports for total cargo tonnage and overall dollar value of cargo, the Port of Baltimore is also one of the most diverse ports in the United States with over 140,000 jobs in Maryland linked to port activity.For information on MPA, please go to Role Description: MPA is seeking a motivated, positive, and driven professional to join the Storeroom within the MPA Operations Division. The primary responsibility of this position is to purchase, receive, store, and distribute materials in support of MPA terminal operations. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Some of the essential duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following: Directs and supervises the procurement operations and functions of a small State institution;Prepares or reviews all final requisitions for all supplies, materials, equipment and service contracts purchased by a small State institution;Establishes practical inventory levels as well as inventory control measures;Directs and supervises the operations of all storerooms, handling the receipt, storage, and issuing of supplies, materials, and equipment;Supervises and directs all office and storeroom personnel directly related to the purchasing section;Secures bids and awards contracts on specific lines of merchandise not purchased through the Purchasing Bureau;Keeps records of prices and sources of supply;Prepares specifications and standards for purchases;Studies market conditions and the quality and price of goods;Signs all purchase orders and requisition forms;Follows up orders and irregularities;The current vacancy exists at the MPA Dundalk Marine Terminal. This position reports directly to the Storeroom Supervisor.MDOT offers a generous and competitive benefits package. You can learn about our amazing benefits here: MDOT Benefits

Education: Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate. Experience: Five years of experience in receiving, storing, issuing, purchasing and requisitioning supplies, materials, and equipment, three years of which must have included experience at the supervisory or management level or must have involved the final responsibility for purchasing and requisitioning. Note: Education at an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience at a rate of thirty credit hours for one year of experience for up to one year of the required general experience.

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 10/18/2023.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 may choose to 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 Port Administration 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 H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer. WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. MPA 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 us in advance. MD Relay Service Number 1-800-735-2258 (TTY Number: 711). Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. Issue Date: 10/4/2023

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