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Recruitment #18-002589-0006


The Water and Science Administration, Operational Services and Administration Program is recruiting for an Administrator IV/Chief Administrator and Budget Officer. This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of the Environment.  This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies for this position/function only.  The resulting cert list will be maintained for one year.  Persons interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply. 




Maryland Department of the Environment

Water and Science Administration

Operational Services and Administration Program

1800 Washington Blvd., 

Baltimore, MD 21230

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to serve as the Chief Administrator and Budget Officer within the Water and Science Administration (WSA). This position exercises considerable judgment and authority in directing the financial integrity of WSA through the planning, managing and supervising of operations which include procurement, fund management, workforce and salary management, audit oversight, and internal control. This is a supervisory position in which the incumbent will have the responsibility of planning, coordinating, supervising and evaluating the work of subordinates in the Operational Services and Administration Program. The incumbent of this position will also recommend and interpret departmental policies and procedures for WSA's senior management team and will participate in the decision-making process of the Administration.  This position will have the responsibility for acting on behalf of the Program Manager of the Operational Services and Administration Program in her absence during the legislative session to ensure that the regulatory mission of the Administration continues without interruption.


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

Experience: Five years of experience in administrative staff or professional work. One year of this experience must have involved one or more of the following: the supervision of other employees, overseeing and coordinating the general operations of a unit, applying rules and regulations, or exercising responsibility for the development of policies or procedures.


1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


The selected candidate must have the following in order to be considered:

2 years of experience in the fields of budget operations, financial analysis, revenue analysis, and/or budget legislation with at least one year of the experience in a supervisory position.


It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or Economics;
  • Experience in fund management (special, federal and/or reimbursable funds);
  • Experience in the development of policies and procedures pertaining to governmental operating budget formulation/management;
  • Experience in Audit/Fiscal internal controls;
  • Proficiency in Excel Spreadsheets.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum /selective/preferred 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.  Applicants that meet the qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for consideration of an interview/selection.  Only those candidates that demonstrate, in their applications, the required qualifications will be deemed qualified and referred.  


Your application is part of the examination process.  The assessment will be a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of this position.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application.  Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified or Qualified and placed on the cert list for at least one year. This list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees. 

Education credentials and experience verification will be completed by the Appointing Authority.  If you are scheduled to complete an education or licensing requirement within six months of the examination, you may participate in the examination process, if one is required.  Please note that you will be required by the appointing agency to provide proof upon hire of all certifications, licenses, educational and work experiences.

The MD Department of the Environment does not sponsor individuals in the application of the H-1B Visa.  All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act.  You must be legally authorized and possess any necessary documents under this Act in order to be hired in the position for which you apply.  For 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.



It is STRONGLY preferred that you apply online; however, if you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and reference number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Tammy Lewis, Recruitment and Examination Division, Office of Human Resources

MDE Reference Number: 18-002589-0006

1800 Washington Blvd. Baltimore, MD 21230

410-537-3130/ EMAIL FAX: 410-537-3966

The MD State Application Form can be found online.

PLEASE NOTE: The Maryland Department of the Environment participates in the E-Verify Program.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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.