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Recruitment #21-000986-0003




MDH Office of Finance - Budget Management Office, Baltimore MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this full time position will be to assist the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Budget Management Office (BMO) with the preparation and management of operating budgets for assigned programs and for handling day-to-day accounting functions for assigned programs. This position will function as both the Budget Officer and the Fiscal Officer for the Office of the Secretary/Executive Direction and the Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services administrative units, which have budgets of $15.9 and $15.7 million in FY 2020, respectively. This work entails all facets of fiscal and administrative budgetary matters, as detailed in the following descriptions of job duties and responsibilities. In addition, this position is expected to take on special projects, as assigned, by the Budget Director.


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

Experience:  One year of experience in budget preparation, presentation and execution.


1. Candidates may substitute 30 semester hours of graduate education in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, political science or public administration for the required experience.

2. Candidates 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:
  • Knowledge and experience working with FMIS and ADPICS screens relevant to BMO budget and fiscal processes
  • Experience and/or training in the statewide BARS budget system
  • Knowledge and experience of the state budget cycle
  • Experience paying close attention to small details while also apprehending larger trends and implications


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.