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Recruitment #17-004551-0007




The current vacancy is at the location below, however this recruitment will be used to fill future vacancies in other Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) locations. Therefore, we encourage you to apply at this time. Please select all of the locations in which you will accept employment.

Two vacancies currently exist at 300 East Joppa Road, Suite 1000, Towson MD 21286. (Baltimore County)

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to assist in the management of the departments budget request and accounting functions; including control over the departments appropriation, fiscal support, budget management and monitoring of the departments expenditures.


Prepare the monthly expenditure projections, discuss these projections with the appropriate agency head and/or their designees, identifying and explaining any problems and recommending alternative courses of action to reduce or eliminate such deficit.

Advises management or other personnel responsible for the preparation of projections on the fiscal status of accounts and recommends alternatives to improve financial position.

Prepare periodic grant reports, projections and monthly reconciliation of agency records with R*STARS. Responsible for the preparation and submission of the financial quarterly report of the various selected grants.

Prepare the annual operating budget request; verify accuracy, completeness and consistency of the information on the submitted budget request in accordance with the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Budget Operating Instructions and the guidelines established by the department.

Certifies the availability of funding for specified requested procurements and employment contracts, review and makes any necessary changes or corrections and submit any required amendments of the DA22.

Supervise the maintenance of the appropriation control for each fiscal year by agency, program, object, and by fund.

Perform other duties as assigned.


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

Experience: Four years of experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles.


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.

3. Possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Master's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

4. Applicants may substitute one year of professional auditing experience for one year of accounting experience.

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


Experience with Financial Management Information Systems (FMIS), (i.e. ADPICS or RSTARS) or a related system.

Experience analyzing monthly expenditures, managing department budgets and appropriations.

Experience with Microsoft Office software for word processing and creating spreadsheets.


Not Applicable.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to requirements of the position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

The resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies in this job classification. Applicants certified to this list will remain eligible for one year.

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 the above closing date.



To submit qualifying documents; the preferred method is to upload them using the “other” tab on the online application. However, if you’re unable to upload your documents, please fax requested information only to 410-585-0570 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. Online applications are STRONGLY recommended; if you do not have internet access, please mail your paper application by the closing date to:

HRSD-Recruitment & Examination
ATTN: N. Malcolm
Recruitment #17-004551-0007
6776 Reisterstown Road, Suite 309
Baltimore, MD 21215

For more information please call 410-585-3397. As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

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