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Chief of Finance, Reporting & Coordination

Recruitment #20-005478-0003


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 21

Salary Range: $64,565 – $84,198 with progression to $103,661


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position serving as the Chief of the Finance, Reporting and Coordination Branch.  The position provides technical assistance to program staff in support of fiscal program objectives, and supports the efficient and effective allocation of financial resources in accordance with regulations and policies.


Manages staff to ensure that appropriate support is provided to MSDE programs in the areas of budget development, accounting, grants management and financial oversight; works with Branch staff and program staff to monitor grant fund balances to ensure that grants are awarded promptly and accounts are not overspent; provides fiscal technical assistance to program managers to support their compliance with federal and State regulations; assists in directing and supervising coordination of the Local Education Agency financial reporting system; contributes to the development of responses to State and federal audits, provides analysis for special projects; oversees and evaluates the work of Branch staff to ensure effective and efficient processing of transactions and reporting; and serves as an advisor to Department managers.


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree or 36 post-baccalaureate credit hours of coursework from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Business Administration, or a related area.

EXPERIENCE: Five years of professional experience with managing, designing, and developing financial control systems for multiple programs.  Two (2) years of the required experience must include direct supervision of other professional employees.

NOTE: Two (2) additional years of experience as defined above may be substituted for the required education.


One year of experience with financial control systems.


Knowledge of accounting, program budgeting, and allocation of financial resources; knowledge of governmental and/or fund accounting and State procurement policies and regulations; skill in the interpretation of State and Federal Statute and regulations; skill in using spreadsheet software and analyzing financial data; skill in scheduling and managing multiple tasks; skill in identifying problems and deriving solutions; ability to analyze data and make sound decisions; ability to supervise staff, manage projects, monitor performance, and establish, manage, and use accountability systems; ability to effectively lead and work as a team member; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


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 February 14, 2020.


To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (for inquiries please visit put website at  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 – Program Manager III  (Chief of the Finance, Reporting and Coordination Branch)  #039502 (JobAps# 20-005478-0003) 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  

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.