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Recruitment #18-000989-0001




Department of Human Services

Family Investment Administration

Office of Administration

311 W. Saratoga Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position manages budgetary and expenditure monitoring activities, complex fiscal reporting and analyses, fiscal services to include invoice approvals, travel requests, year-end closing activities, and contractual services for the Family Investment Administration (FIA). The position manages the formulation and preparation of the annual operating budget request for the Director's Office (administering agency for public assistance programs), Maryland Office of Refugees and Asylees, Office of Home Energy Programs, and other programs to include but not limited to, the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program and Maryland Emergency Food Program. The position develops annual goals and objectives for the budget unit and formulates recommendations to improve fiscal operating efficiencies. The incumbent coordinates the development, implementation and monitoring of the fiscal portion of FIA contracts and reviews grants and other contractual services agreements.


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 candidates eligible for hire.

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

Experience: Five years of experience in budget preparation, presentation and execution.


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

2. Candidates 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.


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:

1. Three years of experience formulating budgets, monitoring and reconciling expenditures.

2. Two years of experience in accounts payable processes.

3. Two years of supervisory experience.

4. Proficient in Excel and developing workbooks.

5. Knowledge of State and Federal fiscal regulations.


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 eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position.  You may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire.  The supplemental questionnaire may be used as part of the rating process.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  

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. 



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to, Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 134, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.  

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by 5 P.M. on the closing date.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application.   

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-0882.  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.  

If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call 410-767-7414.    

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.  

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 applicants are encouraged to apply.  

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