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Recruitment #17-004523-0021


This recruitment is a full-time contractual position.




Department of Human Services

Howard County Department of Social Services

 7121 Columbia Gateway Drive

 Columbia, MD 21046

Main Purpose of Job

This position is full performance level responsible for carrying out the full and complete financial operations of the Child Support Fiscal Unit as administered by the Child Support Administration of DHS in an accurate, timely and professional manner adhering to Federal, State and Local regulations. This position reviews, controls records and balances financial transactions in accordance with prescribed procedures utilizing four major accounting systems - LTR System, Smart Remote, Child Support Enforcement System (CSES), and Dashboard. This position is also responsible for setting up new accounts, and working all reports that enhance the disbursement of payments.


Examines financial data to identify interrelationships and trends and devises procedures to increase the reliability and usefulness of the data;

Designs report formats and summarizes financial data in periodic and special reports; Meets with professional fiscal staff and program managers to discuss and resolve accounting and budgetary issues;

Provides technical guidance and direction concerning fiscal policies and procedures to fiscal clerical staff in various units of an agency;

Accounting and Reconciliation:  Performs account adjustments to support daily changes on accounts, Reconcile agency account system to the fiscal control system daily locating, researching and tracing discrepancies.

Assist in budget preparation by compiling prior necessary data and calculating current funding requests based on agency needs and adjustments for inflation and other variables;


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.




Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered. 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. This will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience relating to the requirements of the position.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated.  If selected for an interview, you will be required to provide an official transcript.  For all foreign 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 if selected for an interview.


The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to:

Lola Ladipo      

 7121 Columbia Gateway Drive,

Columbia, MD 21046

The paper application must be received  by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date for this recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.  Information received after the closing date will not be considered.  Application inquiries may be directed to 410-872-8273.

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

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

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

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