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AGENCY GRANTS SPECIALIST II

FULL-TIME CONTRACTUAL

Recruitment #18-000807-0008

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

MDH, Health Prevention and Promotion Administration, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

An Agency Grants Specialist II is the full performance level of work evaluating grant proposals, distributing grant monies, and monitoring and reporting on grant programs. The Infectious Disease Bureau within the Health Prevention and Promotion Administration is dedicated to improving the health of Marylanders by reducing the transmission of infectious diseases, helping impacted persons live longer, healthier lives, and protecting individuals and communities from environmental health hazards. The Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services is a services unit of the Bureau, providing essential programs and services for people living with, affected by, or at risk for HIV disease. Major service programs of this Center include: the HOPWA Program; Ryan White Parts B, CDC Cooperative Agreement for HIV Prevention; and the Minority AIDS Initiative. This position serves as Grants and Contracts Compliance Monitor. The main purpose of this position is to manage the fiscal and programmatic compliance monitoring activities that support the work of the Center for HIV Prevention and Health Services. This position is not eligible for employment visa sponsorship.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience:  Three years of experience in grant evaluation and monitoring or budget preparation, presentation and execution.

NOTES:

1. Applicants may substitute graduate education in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, political science or public administration at a rate of 30 semester hours for each year of the required experience.

2. Applicants may substitute additional experience as defined above on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

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

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate should have knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of business and public administration; knowledge of the principles and practices of governmental accounting and budgeting; skill in interpreting and applying laws, rules, regulations and policies related to agency grants; prior experience monitoring expenditures and approving invoices; prior experience monitoring fiscal compliance; and prior experience conducting program audits.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.

BENEFITS

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.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov. If online process is not available, please send your paper application to: Maryland Department of Health, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258. 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. Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the Maryland Department of Health Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251 or via email at dhmh.jobs@maryland.gov.