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Chief Fiscal Officer

Recruitment #18-004537-0001




Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services

Jessup Finance Office

7931 Brockbridge Road

Jessup, MD 20794

Main Purpose of Job

This position manages, controls and reports on all fiscal (budget, procurement, and accounting) operations of this organization in accordance with all applicable statutory procedures. This position is required to advise the Managing Officer who is responsible for assuring the institutional objectives are met while remaining within the authorized appropriations.


The duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

Preparing and managing budgets for the South Region Administration facilities.  Drafts justification for the South Region Administration budget submissions.  Reviews facility budget submissions to determine to determine adherence to established budgetary guidelines and procedures.  Analyzes budgetary priorities and constraints and makes appropriate recommendations.

Analyzes the South Region Administration budget on a monthly basis to ensure that expenditures stay within budgetary appropriations.  Verifies and identifies discrepancies and develops strategies to resolve.

Plans, organizes and supervises the work of subordinate employees.

Monitors expenditures for the South Region Administration.  Reviews, approves and analyzes periodic and special reports to meet the South region Administration and funding source requirements.  Completes monthly expenditure and budget projections.  Reviews and recommends approval/disapproval of invoices for the South Region Administration and the facilities.  Implements the Division’s cost reduction strategies, particularly related to the ordering, storing, and dispensing of commodities and equipment.

Responsible for assuring legislative audit compliance in all fiscal areas of the south Region Administration.  Assists with audit compliance issues for the South Region Administration.

Coordinates, manages and prepares the annual fiscal year end close out for the South Region Administration in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Serves as liaison with the Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services - Division of Finance to obtain/provide information and resolves budget and expenditure issues related to Headquarters and facility operations.  Provides information to auditors’ reviewing the fiscal services and implements corrective action plans.  Manages and reports funding/spending of annual supply budget for headquarters.


Education: A Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university or a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with 30 credit hours in accounting and related courses, including or supplemented by 3 credit hours in audit.

In order to meet this educational requirement an unofficial copy of your transcript must accompany your application or the coursework must be listed on your application. For education obtained outside the United States, you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. This evaluation must be submitted with your application.

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


1. Applicants who had 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.

2. 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.

3. Applicants may substitute one year of professional budgeting experience or one year of professional auditing experience for one year of the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Administration classifications or Financial Management specialty codes in the Financial field on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Applicants must meet this selective qualification to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Two years supervisory experience in an accounting or finance unit.


The following qualification is preferred, not required:


Budget experience in a multi-functional finance unit.




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. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least 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. If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload your document(s) by electronic means with the submission of your 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 number and number of pages).

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. If you do not have internet access, please mail your application (by the closing date) to:

Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services

HRSD-Recruitment & Examination Unit

Recruitment Number 18-004537-0001

6776 Reisterstown Road, Suite 309

Baltimore, MD 21215

For more information, please call 410-585-3060.

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.