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Recruitment #19-000987-0005




Maryland Department of Agriculture Headquarters

50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD 21401

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to provide and coordinate functions related to preparation and presentation of various Agency annual operating budgets and maintaining agency accounting system, prepare financial reports or statements and give fiscal advice to management.


Conducts reconciliations of expenditure, revenue, cash and bank accounts to determine the accuracy and materiality, selecting the proper accounting treatment and maintain documentation of accounts.

Prepares quarterly expenditure projections; analyzes past and present budgetary data to identify trends and to project budgetary needs.

Assign, direct, and review requests for additional funds (budget amendments) as well as identification of funding source.

Assist with close-out by ensuring that items are properly accrued and adjusted at fiscal yearend including grants.

Review and authorizes financial transaction records for submission on FMIS/RSTAR; approves purchase order in ADPICS for coding, funding availability.


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

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


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.


One year experience reconciling expenditures and revenue.

One year experience using Microsoft Word and Excel.

One year experience using the Financial Management Information System (FMIS).


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.



Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred, however paper applications will be accepted from candidates who may not have internet access.  All paper applications must be received by 4:30 PM on the closing date, no exceptions.  (Postmarks not accepted.)  

If you are submitting additional information, such as transcripts, the preferred method is to upload them online with your application.  If you are unable to upload, you may mail, hand-deliver or fax (HR Fax # 443-602-9831).  Mailing Address: Maryland Department of Agriculture, Human Resource Office, Room 304, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, MD  21401.

For questions concerning this recruitment, please contact: Hazel Day at 410-841-5840 or

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.