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Recruitment #19-005298-0007


The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland. 


State Salary Grade 18 Standard Salary Schedule


200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position is responsible for planning, coordinating, reporting, and directing the fiscal operations related to the Juvenile Services Education System. This position will serve as the lead fiscal manager of the Perkins, N & D, Pass-through grant and as the Manager for General Funds/other grant funding.


Provides program and fiscal management recommendation to the assigned Assistant State Superintendents, Executive Directors, Directors, Managers and Administrators in accordance with existing laws, regulations, agency procedures, & available federal and State funding: oversees budget, accounting, procurement, position funding, audit and grants management aspects of educational programs’ performs fiscal analysis and develops reports to assist programs staff with strategic fiscal and programmatic decisions; reviews, corrects and approves accounting information for grant awards, requisitions, credit cards purchases and other transactions; prepares and authorizes journal entries to realign or correct expenditures; prepares and submits budget adjustments for approval and approves minor budget modifications for submissions to the MSDE Budget Branch; supports development of legislative fiscal estimates.


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

Experience: Three (3) years of experience in fiscal management working with professional budgets, accounting standards, procurement, funding, audit and grants management.  


1. Applicants may substitute graduate education in business, accounting, economics, finance, or public administration at a rate of 30 credit hours for each year of experience.  

2. Applicants may substitute additional experience as defined above for the required education at the rate of one year of experience for one year of education, for up to two years of the required education.


Masters Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, or Public Administration is preferred.


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 by September 6, 2019 – Open Until Filled.


Applications will be screened and placed in one of these categories: Best Qualified, Better Qualified, Qualified, or Not Qualified. Applications will continue active consideration for one year from the date of receipt.  Requests to continue active consideration for an additional year will be honored providing the request is made in the twelfth month of receipt of the application. If an applicant declines to be interviewed two times or refuses a position two times, the application will be removed from active consideration.



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 Staff Specialist III, JSE Program Finance Administrator, position #085072 (JobAps #19-005298-0007). 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  All applications will be accepted until the position is filled.    

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.