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Recruitment #18-004523-0007


This is a Position Specific-Recruitment for Talbot County Department of Social Services. Talbot County Department of Social Services is located in Southern Maryland, 71 miles east of and across the Bay Bridge from the Baltimore-Washington area.

It is important to complete the Supplemental Questions as part of the application process.




Department of Human Services

Talbot County Department of Social Services

Local General Administration

301 Bay Street, Unit #5

Easton, MD  21601

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to assist and contribute to the efficient operations of the fiscal and administrative division of the agency, Local General Administration (LGA), as it supports the Talbot County Department of Social Services (TCDSS) mission and goals. This position is responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, maintenance of subsidiary ledgers, and some financial reporting. Assists the Finance Officer and the AD for Administration with various administrative, accounting and finance related projects.


Performs financial data entry and transactions in the Maryland Financial Management Information System (FMIS), Clients' Automated Resource and Eligibility System (CARES),  Access and Maryland Child Electronic System Information Exchange (CHESSIE) computer systems, including record keeping procedures. Maintains the accounts receivable tracking report spreadsheets and any account ledgers to monitor receivables due to the agency. Performs accounting and reporting to include maintaining subsidiary ledgers and expenditures by projects to aid in the expenditure control of grants, agency flex funds, lay funds and other funds as required. Assist the Finance Officer in maintaining, updating and implementing fiscal policies and procedures to include proper closing of the accounts for State and Federal fiscal years.


Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.

Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: One year of experience reconciling agency accounting systems to fiscal control systems or developing automated spreadsheets, ledgers and reports using accounting software packages or identifying budget trends and recommending budget realignments.


1. Candidates may substitute experience calculating and recording financial, statistical or other numerical data may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience in Financial Clerical/Finance Technicians classifications or specialty codes in the financial field of work at a rate of one year of military experience for the required experience.


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.

The ideal candidate will possess:

1. One year experience using the State of Maryland FMIS (Financial Management Information System) or other commercial computerized accounting systems.

2. One year experience using Microsoft Office Word and/or Excel.

3. One year experience performing banking functions such as preparing deposits and/or reconciling bank accounts.

4. One year experience handling internal and external customers.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

It is imperative to list all computer and software experience on your application pertaining to your job duties.


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.



Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, please send your paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to: 

Department of Human Services

Examination Services Unit

Attention: Betty Ketterman

311 W. Saratoga Street, First Floor

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Or, fax requested information to: 410-333-0882; Email; Voice 410-767-7147, toll-free:  1-800-332-6347.  TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay, 1-800-925-4434.

The paper application must be received by 5 PM on the closing date for the recruitment.

Do not submit unsolicited documentation.  Resumes and copies of diplomas are not required for this examination process.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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