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Recruitment #18-006248-0002



State Salary Grade 15 Annual Salary Range: $41,358 - $65,827


200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position responsible for performing professional level work in preparing, presenting, and administering the Department’s budget; analyzing and reconciling the status of the Department’s appropriation; preparing the Monthly State Board Report which is the primary mechanism for conveying fiscal information to the agency’s governing body, and developing budget documents.


Prepares and processes budget realignments and budget amendments; provides support to the Budget Specialist Lead to facilitate monthly fund reconciliation and the annual preparation of budget documents. Reconciles original appropriation and subsequent budget adjustments resulting from budget amendments and budget realignments; ensures that financial systems reflect the accurate appropriation balance by accurately entering budget transactions into Financial Management Information Systems (FMIS); reviews and analyzes appropriation reports, pertinent legislation, grant awards, interagency agreements, etc.


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university; coursework in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, or Public Administration is preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Three years of experience in budget preparation, presentation, and execution.  Experience with MS Excel and data management software is preferred.  


  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.


Knowledge of budget, finance allocation and reconciliation procedures; knowledge of financial reporting systems and requirements; skill in using financial management information systems and database management systems; skill in using spreadsheet software; skill in managing and coordinating multiple tasks and complex reporting assignments; ability to exercise sound judgment in researching issues, answering inquiries, and resolving problems; ability to communicate clearly and effectively; ability to establish and maintain harmonious and effective working relationships.


Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the state are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.


For immediate consideration, please submit your application materials by June 15, 2018.


To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments.  Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for – Agency Budget Specialist II, Budget Specialist #085526 - JobAps #18-0062458-0002. Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request