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FISCAL ACCOUNTS TECHNICIAN II

STATEWIDE

Recruitment #19-004523-0029

Introduction

This statewide recruitment is being conducted to establish a list of eligible candidates to be used to fill current and future vacancies occurring in the Department of Human Services (DHS) in the Social Services Administration, Family Investment Administration, Child Support Administration and the Local Departments of Social Services throughout the state.

GRADE

11

LOCATION OF POSITION

STATEWIDE :

Applicants should indicate on their applications all counties (Baltimore City) where they are willing to accept employment for this classification.

Current vacancies at:

Howard County Department of Social Services
9780 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046

Baltimore City Department of Social Services

1910 N. Broadway

Baltimore, MD 21213

 

AND

Worchester County Department of Social Services

299 Commerce Street

Snow Hill, MD 21863

Main Purpose of Job

A Fiscal Accounts Technician II is the full performance level of work reconciling agency accounting systems to fiscal control systems or developing automated spreadsheets, ledgers and reports or identifying budget trends and recommending budget realignments.

POSITION DUTIES

Examples of Work:

Examines financial data to identify interrelationships and trends and devises procedures to increase the reliability and usefulness of the data; designs report formats and summarizes financial data in periodic and special reports; meets with professional fiscal staff and program managers to discuss and resolve accounting and budgetary issues; provides technical guidance and direction concerning fiscal policies and procedures to fiscal clerical staff in various units of an agency; may reconcile agency accounting systems to fiscal control systems on a periodic basis by comparing the reports of the two accounting systems, locating and researching differences, tracing discrepancies to source documents, making necessary adjustments and maintaining an audit trail; may develop, update and implement automated spreadsheets, ledgers and reports for use by other fiscal staff including layout and user instructions using accounting software packages; may assist in budget preparation by compiling prior necessary data and calculating current funding requests based on agency needs and adjustments for inflation and other variables; may review budget submissions or financial statements from other agencies or grantees for completeness, accuracy and compliance with established procedures and regulations; may maintain appropriations ledgers or grant ledgers and approve expenditures based on compliance with established guidelines and fund availability; may recommend and process budget modifications, budget supplements and budget amendments; may prepare budget projections by compiling and reviewing past and current budget data and estimating future budget needs; may prepare grant status of funding reports and request the drawdown of funds; may assist in the training of subordinate Fiscal Accounts Clerks and clerical support staff; performs other related duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: One year of experience reconciling agency accounting systems to fiscal control systems or developing automated spreadsheets, ledgers and reports using accounting software packages or identifying budget trends and recommending budget realignments.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute experience calculating and recording financial, statistical or other numerical data may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience in Financial Clerical/Finance Technicians classifications or specialty codes in the financial field of work at a rate of one year of military experience for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1.) One month or more experience in using in any one of the following FMIS/RSTARS /AFS/CHESSIE/ CARES for accounting processes or Workday for timekeeping.

2.) One month or more experience in utilizing Microsoft Office Suite applications; Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

3.) One month or more experience in setting up and maintaining spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel application.

4.) One year of experience preparing and/or overseeing a budget.

5.) One year of experience handling inquires from internal and external customers.

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 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.  You may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire.  The supplemental questionnaire may be used as part of the rating process.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  

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

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to, Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 135, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by 5 P.M. on the closing date. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-0882. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call 410-767-7414.

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 applicants are encouraged to apply.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

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