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Chief - Budget Management and Operations Division/LMA

Recruitment #17-002589-0007


The Land and Materials Administration, Budget Management and Operations Division is recruiting for an Administrator IV/Chief-Budget Management and Operations Division. This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of the Environment.  This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies for this position/function only.  The resulting cert list will be maintained for one year.  Persons interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply. 




Maryland Department of the Environment

Land and Materials Administration

Budget Management and Operations Division

1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

This position will be responsible for performing advanced managerial work and will serve as the Division Chief of the Budget Management Unit with the Technical Services and Operations Program. This position assists the Land and Materials Administration (LMA) Program Managers with managing and directing the financial integrity of the Administration though planning, directing, and supervising operations which includes budget formulation, annual budget closeout, expenditure and revenue projections, management of all revenue resources, accounts receivable, legislative and federal audit oversight, procurement, FMIS coordination, Grants and Contract management, encumbrances management, Corporate Purchasing Card reconciliation, and strategic budget planning. This position, in cooperation with the Program Manager oversees the business operations of all Programs within LMA including but not limited to Public Information Act, Fleet Management, Inventory Control, Rental Facilities, Telecommunications, Information Technology, Training, and Travel Needs. This position will be responsible for the supervision of staff.


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

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


The selected candidate must have the following in order to be considered:

2 years of experience in the fields of budget operations, financial analysis, budget legislation, and/or revenue projection with at least one year of the experience in a supervisory position.


It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or Economics;
  • Experience managing federal grants;
  • Experience with policies and procedures pertaining to governmental operating budget formulation/management;
  • Experience preparing operating budgets;
  • Experience with Excel spreadsheets.


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.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum /selective/preferred 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.  Applicants that meet the qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for consideration of an interview/selection.  Only those candidates that demonstrate, in their applications, the required qualifications will be deemed qualified and referred.  


Your application is part of the examination process.  The assessment will be a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of this position.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application.  Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified or Qualified and placed on the cert  list for at least one year. This list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees. 

Education credentials and experience verification will be completed by the Appointing Authority.  If you are scheduled to complete an education or licensing requirement within six months of the examination, you may participate in the examination process, if one is required.  Please note that you will be required by the appointing agency to provide proof upon hire of all certifications, licenses, educational and work experiences.

The MD Department of the Environment does not sponsor individuals in the application of the H-1B Visa.  All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act.  You must be legally authorized and possess any necessary documents under this Act in order to be hired in the position for which you apply.  For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.



It is STRONGLY preferred that you apply online; however, if you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and reference number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Tammy Lewis, Recruitment and Examination Division, Office of Human Resources

MDE Reference Number: 17-002589-0007

1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230

410-537-3130/ EMAIL FAX: 410-537-3966

The MD State Application Form can be found online.

PLEASE NOTE: The Maryland Department of the Environment participates in the E-Verify Program.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.