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Recruitment #21-000808-0001






MDH Behavioral Health Administration

Office of Finance and Fiscal Management

55 Wade Avenue, Catonsville MD 21228

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to serve as an Agency Grants Specialist Lead and provide fiscal support to the Behavioral Health Administration in the implementation of the Public Behavioral Health System, a community based support system supplying services to over 24 jurisdictions (Local Health Departments, Core Services Agencies, Local Addiction Authorities and Local Behavioral Health Authorities). Under the supervision of the Agency Grants Specialist Supervisor (Operational Grants Fiscal Supervisor), this position will be responsible for the coordination of all budgetary/programmatic Conditions of Award and Statements of Work in connection with issuing BHA operational grant awards, discretionary grant awards, Memorandums of Understanding and Interagency Agreements for assigned jurisdictions and selected agencies/organizations. This responsibility includes ensuring that all conditions meet with BHA programmatic and fiscal guidelines, COMAR regulations and certain Federal regulations, when applicable. The review, negotiation of services and award amount is done as part of a negotiating team comprised of the BHA Office of Local Planning and Governance, Chief of the BHA Finance and Procurement Unit, Director of BHA Finance and Fiscal Management, and the pertinent programmatic staff of BHA and the jurisdictions.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four years of experience in grant evaluation and monitoring or budget preparation, presentation and execution.

Notes: 1. Applicants may substitute graduate education in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, political science or public administration at a rate of 30 semester hours for each year of the required experience.

2. Applicants may substitute additional experience as defined above on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service  experience as a commissioned officer in the Budget Officer classifications or Financial Management specialty codes in the Budgeting field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


The desired candidate should possess experience with the full cycle grant or contract management, creating formal written correspondence developing process tracking tools and forms. The desired candidate should also possess intermediate to advanced level experience utilizing MS Excel, PowerPoint and Project.


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. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

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.