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Child Care Development Financial Manager

Recruitment #20-005479-0004


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 22

Annual Salary Range: $68,901 - $100,603 (with progression to $110,635)


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional Management position responsible for providing leadership and support for programmatic fiscal, and budgetary accountability and technical assistance in the area of grant development, procurement, and contract administration.


Provides fiscal accountability and oversight  of State and federal allocations and budgets, Notice of Grant Awards (NOGAs), amendments, progress-financial reports, and sub-recipient monitoring. Provides technical assistance and support to grant specialists, program specialists, local school systems, and other entities; provides guidance regarding policies and procedures for funding services for students with disabilities; manages accountability for use of State and federal funds; participates in teams. Committees, and task forces and responds to inquiries regarding programmatic and fiscal accountability; collaborates with staff regarding fiscal information development and dissemination. Supervises implementation of sub-recipient monitoring with regard to statute and regulations.


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

EXPERIENCE: Five years of professional experience with managing, designing, developing, and auditing financial control systems for multiple programs.

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


Knowledge of the grants components and requirement standards for Early Childhood programs; knowledge State and federal regulations the govern audit standards with regard to IDEA, IDEA,NCLB, EDGAR, CCDBG, and head Start; knowledge of grant processes and compliance/non-compliances standards; knowledge of principles and practices of program finance, budgeting and administration; knowledge of grant acquisition methods, management strategies and processes;  skill implementing and managing complex multi-faceted program components; skill using information and assessing the impact of that information in order to make sound decisions in the absence of regulation and policy; skill in program oversight, service delivery and evaluation of program effectiveness; ability to interpret federal and State policies, regulations, laws, and procedures; ability to set priorities, plan achievable time frames, and efficiently delegate assignments to staff; ability to determine the need for change in priority setting and assignments; ability to maintain effective working relationships; 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 April 8, 2020.


To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps or On-line applications (and resumes) are the required 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 IV – Child Care Development Financial Manager #039427 - JobAps# 20-005479-0004. 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.