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Recruitment #20-004532-0003




MDH, Behavioral Health Administration, Catonsville, MD

Main Purpose of Job

This position functions as the Deputy Director of the Behavioral Health Administration’s (BHA) Finance and Fiscal Management Office. With the Director, this position supports BHA through budget development, expenditure control, accounting, reporting, and monitoring. It plays a significant role in fiscal compliance/audit activities by developing, implementing and maintaining effective internal controls to ensure the accuracy and reliability of fiscal practices, management, and records. This position is instrumental in protecting fiscal resources from fraud, waste and abuse. It provides direction and oversight to address the need for financial information, procurement, monitoring of contractual obligations, strategic planning, and assistance in the resolution of technical issues and problems. It directly oversees the areas of Finance, Grants, Procurement and Compliance – it will be instrumental in developing robust compliance oversight to ensure fiscal accountability.

The Finance and Fiscal Management Office manages a budget of approximately $418 million and a staff of approximately 25 professional staff.


Education:   A Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, auditing or comparable fiscal concentration from an accredited college or university. 

Experience: Five years of experience performing general accounting, budgeting, grants management or financial and compliance audits is required.  At least three yeas of the required experience must have involved the supervision of accountants or fiscal staff.   


1. Applicants who had met the requirements for admission to the CPA examination prior to July 1, 1974 will be considered to have met the educational requirement.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor or a Master's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university for one year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in a fiscal related field for the experience.


The desired candidate will have experience in federal fund accounting and/or federal grants management.  Candidates should be proficient in Excel.


This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.  A resume must accompany your application.

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. 

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.



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

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.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.