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Recruitment #17-004529-0006


This is a part-time contractual position.




Department of Human Services

Budget & Finance Unit

311 W. Saratoga Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21201-3500

Main Purpose of Job

This position provides consultation and guidance for local fiscal management through the review of Local Departments of Social Services (LDSS) fiscal policies, and operations. This requires close coordination and cooperation with the Department of Human Services managers of programs and administrative units, local Directors and Finance Officers to evaluate fiscal management needs, development, and implementation of fiscal policies and procedures, as well as the monitoring of LDSS fiscal operations to assure maximum efficiency and effectiveness within local, State, and Federal requirements.


Reviews State and local financial policies, and makes recommendations on changes in fiscal policies; assures that policy issuances comply with State and Federal fiscal policies and accounting principles; identifies and resolves problems and issues of fiscal policies between State administrations and the local departments to assure that all policies envisioned can be implemented by LDSS.

Provides consultation to local Directors on recruitment, selection, and hiring of local Fiscal Officers; assures documentation of local department fiscal personnel deficiencies for use by the local Director if negative personnel actions seem warranted.

Conducts on-site reviews of accounting and fiscal management practices in LDSS; serves as the main point of contact for local Finance Officers on all fiscal related matters; assists local departments in developing corrective action plans and implementations; and coordinates the use of information and recommendations from fiscal-oriented reviews completed by Child Support Administration (CSA) or Family Investment Administration (FIA).

Assures that local departments develops and implements corrective action plans in response to audit findings and approves the proposed corrective action plan; assists with preparation of responses to legislative audits as they pertain to local departments, and evaluates audit findings to identify areas needing review in all local departments; and consults with local Finance Officers to assure that all legislative audit findings are addressed.

Secures the necessary training resources, identifies and conducts orientation and ongoing training needs for local department Finance Officers as well as assists in the professional development of fiscal staff; and performs other related duties.


Education:  A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, supplemented by three credit hours in auditing.

Experience:  Five years of auditing experience and possession of an active certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).


1. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with thirty credit hours in Accounting and related courses, including or supplemented by three credit hours in auditing, for the required education.  

2. Applicants who have met the requirements for admission to the CPA examination prior to July 1, 1974 will be considered to have met the educational requirement referenced above.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  It is important that you report all related education and experience that is relevant to this recruitment qualifications.  All information concerning your qualifications, including a copy of your diploma or transcripts must be provided if selected for an interview.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list.  The resulting list may be used for future vacancies with this agency or other state agencies.


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.


Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year. 


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.  

Online applications are highly recommended, however the paper application may be submitted to the Department of Human Services, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Attn: Tonya N. Brown, Room 143, Baltimore, MD 21201-3500.  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 Tonya Brown at 410-767-7349.      

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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.