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STAFF SPECIALIST III, HIGHER EDUCATION

Finance Policy Analyst - Capital budget

Recruitment #19-000302-0001

Introduction

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), is seeking an experienced and energetic individual to fill the position of Staff Specialist III (Finance Policy Analyst) in their Capital Budget Unit.   

GRADE

19

LOCATION OF POSITION

6 N. Liberty Street, 10 Fl., Baltimore, MD  21201

Main Purpose of Job

The finance policy analyst is responsible for preparing capital budget analyses and reviewing requests for State funding of capital projects.  The analyst also analyzes and reports on legislative actions regarding the Governor’s budget, estimates the fiscal impact of proposed legislation, provides information and research for policy studies, and prepares testimony and supporting documents for the Secretary of Higher Education, and the Director. 

POSITION DUTIES

The Finance Policy Analyst – Capital Budget is responsible for developing fiscal projections, analyzing and evaluating individual community college capital projects and making recommendations concerning these projects. This position also manages and administers State funding for community college capital projects, including developing and maintaining community college capital records, cash flows and reporting for the community colleges. This position also analyzes capital budget requests from public four-year colleges and universities.  The analyst also analyzes and reports on legislative actions regarding the Governor’s budget, estimates the fiscal impact of proposed legislation, provides information and research for policy studies, and prepares testimony and supporting documents for the Secretary of Higher Education, and Assistant Secretary for Finance and Administration.

The selected candidate will perform the following responsibilities: 

Develops fiscal projections, analyzes and evaluates individual community college capital projects and makes recommendations concerning these projects.

Develops and maintains the community college capital records and prepares all routine reports for the community colleges.

Presents recommendations to a variety of groups such as the Commission, and Facilities Planners Meetings.

Analyzes and evaluates individual capital projects for both public and private four-year colleges and universities and makes recommendations concerning these projects.

Analyzes and evaluates individual capital projects for regional higher education centers and makes recommendations concerning these projects.

Presents recommendations to a variety of groups such as the Commission, and Facilities Planners Meetings.

Supports activities regarding the legislative process by analyzing and reporting on legislative actions regarding the Governor’s budget, estimating the fiscal impact of proposed legislation, providing information and research for legislative committee studies, attending legislative hearings, analyzing the impact of federal policies on higher education, and preparing testimony and supporting documents for the Director, and the Secretary.

Prepares responses to requests for information, surveys, and composes correspondence for the Director, and Secretary.

Staffs special projects or committees as needed.

Perform other related and administrative duties as assigned. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a master's degree or at least 36 hours of equivalent post-baccalaureate course work.

Experience: Three years of administrative or teaching experience in post-secondary education programs.

Notes:

1. Possession of a doctoral degree may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

2. Two additional years of experience in post-secondary education may be substituted for the master's degree or 36 hours of equivalent post-baccalaureate course work.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Desired Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will possess current knowledge and two years of administrative experience involving capital planning and execution.  

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, budgeting experience. Applicants should also have experience managing projects with hard deadlines, working collaboratively as part of a team and interagency work group participation. 

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

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.  

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

SELECTION PROCESS

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

RESUME REQUIRED with online application and can be uploaded as an attachment under the Resume Tab of the online application.  Please combine all documents together as ONE attachment (resume, degree, etc.).  

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.