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AGENCY BUDGET SPECIALIST II

Fiscal Officer

Recruitment #19-000987-0001

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

PHPA, Center for Budget and Finance, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is the preparation and management of the annual operating budget and quarterly budget projections for federal, general, special, and reimbursable funds for assigned programs within the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA). This position will also be responsible for preparing fund certifications, assisting with procurement, tracking grant and contract awards and expenditures, and satisfying federal award reporting requirements. The main purpose of this position is the preparation and management of the annual operating budget and quarterly budget projections for federal, general, special, and reimbursable funds for assigned programs within the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA). This position will also be responsible for preparing fund certifications, assisting with procurement, tracking grant and contract awards and expenditures, and satisfying federal award reporting requirements.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

Notes:

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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will:

  • Be proficient in utilizing accounting principles
  • Have excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Have experience in monitoring multiple budget/expenditures
  • Be able to conduct detailed analysis with the ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrate good organizational skills
  • Have knowledge of federal awards and the MDH financial system

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or 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.