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Payroll and Audit Director

Recruitment #19-005477-0002


This is a MANAGEMENT SERVICES position with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. The incumbent serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.




Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services

Division of Financial Services

300 East Joppa Road

Towson, Maryland 21286

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to direct, plan and coordinate payroll operations within the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services. This position is responsible for processing time and gross payroll for approximately 10,000 employees.


The duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

· Direct, plan and coordinate payroll operations within the Department. This position is responsible for processing time and gross payroll for approximately 10,000 employees. In addition, this position provides oversight and guidance to regional payroll units in Jessup, Hagerstown, Cumberland, the Eastern Shore, Baltimore and a Towson audit section. The duties include monitoring the activities of the payroll unit to assure compliance with sound accounting practices and segregation of duties.

· Audits payroll documentation and reports from the Workday and other supporting payroll systems in response to employee grievances. Attends and provides testimony at administrative hearings, adhering to labor and union proceedings and appropriate audit protocols.

· Assists with personnel budget projections with the preparation of payroll status reports in overtime, leave, classification studies and other analysis.

· Formulates and implements fiscal policies and procedures in accordance with required laws, policies and procedures and accounting practices for inclusion in the Department's Financial Operations Manual.

· Provides consultation and technical assistance to individual departmental managers and personnel regarding all payroll policy issues.

· Responsible for assuring legislative audit compliance. Develops corrective action plans with assistance from the Chief Financial Officer, Deputy Chief Financial and the Department's Office of Inspector General. Responds to legislative auditor reports and inquires associated with the payroll unit.

· Completes all other duties as assigned as an integral member of the Division of Financial Operations team.


Education: A bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or other related major from an accredited college or university.

For education obtained outside the United States, you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service.


Experience: Five years of Payroll experience to include analyzing payroll transactions, three of which must have included supervision at the management/leadership level.


Applicants must meet this selective qualification to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Intermediate Microsoft Excel experience to include:

· Creating, modifying and formatting charts

· Using graphic objects to enhance worksheets and charts

· Filtering data and managing a filtered list

· Performing multiple-level sorting, use sorting options, and design considerations

· Using mathematical, logical, statistical and financial functions

· Grouping and dissociating data and perform interactive analysis

· Creating and modifying some Macro commands


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 the above closing date.

All persons who meet the minimum and selective qualifications will be approved on the certification list and will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.



To submit qualifying documents; the preferred method is to upload them using the "other" tab on the online application. However, if you’re unable to upload your documents, please fax requested information only to 410-585-0570 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement.

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

Online applications are STRONGLY recommended; if you do not have internet access, please mail the Maryland State Application (paper) by the closing date to:

Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services

HRSD-Recruitment & Examination

Recruitment Number 19-005477-0002

300 E. Joppa Road, Suite 1000

Towson, MD 21286

For more information, please call 410-339-4210

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

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