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Recruitment #17-000988-0001




MDH/Office of Finance, Budget Management Division, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for assisting the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Budget Management Director to direct the operations of the Budget Management Office. This Office is responsible for the preparation and management of operating budgets for each of the Department's 48 programs with an aggregate total budget in FY17 of $12.9 billion. This position will be responsible for preparing, presenting, and/or executing agency budgets for the following units: Thomas B. Finan, RICA-Baltimore, RICA-Gildner, Eastern Shore Hospital Center, Springfield Hospital Center, Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, and Behavioral Health Administration Facility Maintenance. These units' annual budgets total $294 million, of which $234 million is salary expenditures. This position may also function as a Fiscal Officer to include all facets of fiscal and/or administrative budgetary matters as detailed in the following descriptions of job duties and responsibilities.


Education:   A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of experience in budget preparation, presentation and execution.


1. Candidates may substitute graduate education in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, political science or public administration at a rate of 30 semester hours for one year of required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute additional experience as defined above on a year for year basis for the required education.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service  experience as a commissioned officer in the Budget Officer classifications or Financial Management specialty codes in the Budgeting field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


The preferred candidate for this recruitment will possess experience in at least one of the following:

  • experience with full cycle budget preparation and budget analysis in a State budget setting
  • experience with budget preparation, presentation and execution
  • experience monitoring multiple budgets/expenditures
  • experience utilizing Microsoft Excel in a budget or accounting setting


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview)Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5:00 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251. 

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.


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.



The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

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. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.