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Recruitment #17-004518-0025


This is a Position-Specific Recruitment for Somerset County Department of Social Services.




Department of Human Services

Somerset County Department of Social Services

Local General Administration

30397 Mt Vernon Road

Princess Anne, MD 21853

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to review, verify, record, balance and provide accountability for functions that pertain to the Finance Unit in accordance with standard operating procedures, control agency regulations and DHR guidelines. Provides assistance to internal and external customers; serves as Security Monitors for automated systems; participates in scheduled trainings, meetings, and performs other duties as assigned. Processes purchase orders and requisitions using FMIS for services and commodities as needed.


Ensures Corporate Purchasing Card (CPC) cardholder to make small procurement purchases for the agency in accordance with the Comptroller of Maryland's Corporate Purchasing Card Program Policy and Procedures.  

Creates purchase orders and requisitions for services and commodities as needed using Financial Management Information System (FMIS). 

Serves as the primary computer systems Security Monitor; acting as liaison between this agency and the Office of Technology for Human Services (OTHS).  

Prepares a Cash Receipt Register to record and account for the receipt of all money collections for the agency.  

Orders and manages the receipt, issuance, re-stocking and accountability of agency office supplies, forms, printer cartridges, housekeeping and janitorial supplies.  


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. 

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

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

Experience: Two years of experience reviewing, verifying, recording, adjusting and balancing financial transactions.


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

2. Six credit hours in accounting from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

3. A minimum of five courses or six months of accounting-related training in a vocational training program in subjects such as journalizing transactions, analyzing transactions into debits and credits, posting to a general ledger, payroll, bank reconciliations, accounts payable, and accounts receivable may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

4. 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 the following:

1.Strong written/verbal communication skills.

2.One year of experience working with MS Excel (or a similar program), performing such duties as database extraction.

3.One year of experience working with MS Word (or a similar program).


This recruitment is limited to applicants willing to work in Somerset County.


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 one year.

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


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 is required prior to hire.  

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.


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 the online application process is not available, please send your paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to:

Department of Human Services

Examination Services Unit

Attention:  Moses Devaprakasam

311 W. Saratoga Street, First Floor

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Or, fax requested information to: 410-333-0882; Email ; Voice 410-767-7416, toll-free: 1-800-332-6347.

Do not submit unsolicited documentation.

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

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay, 1-800-925-4434.

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.