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AGENCY BUDGET SPECIALIST II

Recruitment #21-000987-0008

Introduction

The Water and Science Administration, Operational Services and Administration is recruiting for an Agency Budget Specialist II. This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of the Environment. This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies for this position/function only. The resulting certified list will be maintained for one year. Persons interested in future vacancies within this classification must re-apply.

This position has been approved for a 6% salary increase effective July 1, 2021. The salary range demonstrated above does not reflect that increase. Candidates starting prior to July 1 will automatically receive the pay increase on that date. 

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of the Environment

Water and Science Administration

Operational Services and Administration

1800 Washington Blvd.

Baltimore, MD  21230

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to provide all aspects of the Water and Science Administration financial and administrative operations. The incumbent in this position will be responsible for budget preparation, fund management, reconciliation and adjustment, accounts payable and accounts receivable, procurement, and contract management. In addition, the incumbent will perform tasks that support the Federal Funds management task including the management of various grants and coordination of Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), and the Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) reporting efforts. The incumbent may perform duties associated with encumbrance tracking and SOP implementation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience:  Three years of experience in budget preparation, presentation and execution.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute graduate education in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, political science or public administration at a rate of 30 semester hours for one year of 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.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

It is preferred that the selected candidate has the following:  

  • Knowledge of the State of Maryland Financial Management Information System such as ADPICS and R*Stars; 
  • Experience managing federal awards, monitoring budget/expenditures;
  • Ability to manage, coordinate, and prioritize multiple tasks and complex reporting assignments to meet State and Federal deadlines;
  • Must be proficient in Excel;
  • Customer service experience interacting with internal and external customers in an office setting.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

THIS RECRUITMENT IS LIMITED TO CURRENT STATE OF MARYLAND EMPLOYEES.

SELECTION PROCESS

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. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be placed on the Eligible List categorized as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED or QUALIFIED.  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. Please note that you will be required by the appointing agency to provide proof upon hire of all certifications, licenses, educational and work experiences. 

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.

All Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration Reform and Control Act.  You must be legally authorized and possess any necessary documents under this Act in order to be hired in the position for which you applied. 

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDE, Recruitment and Selection Division, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore MD  21230. 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 email the requested information to Olivia Finley olivia.finley@maryland.gov. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time. Please reference #21-000987-0008. For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Olivia Finley/MDE Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-537- 3105.

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 Application.Help@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-537-3130 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.