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Grants Specialist - Maryland Center for School Safety

Administrator II

Recruitment #21-002587-0074


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 17
Annual Salary Range: $50,971 - $66,155 (with progression $81,596)


7125 Ambassador Road, Suite 130
Baltimore, MD 21244

Main Purpose of Job

This position reports directly to the Fiscal and Grants Manager. and is responsible for grants management and the administration of fiscal services. It also involves performing various project-based tasks that could result from new legislations, new grant funding opportunities; and/or change in agency direction. 


This position is responsible for grants administration and management, as well as fiscal services for the Maryland Center for School Safety. The incumbent will be involved in preparing grant application requirements, preparing guidelines for the submission process, creating grant support documentation forms/templates, creating grants monitoring specifications and grants performance standards, reviewing quarterly and final reports for compliance, reviewing and processing invoices, and overall grants monitoring during the grant life cycle. This position will also perform various fiscal duties including and not limited to operational budget analysis and review; accounting functions such as reconciling agency revenues/expenses; reviewing purchase requests; as well as some procurement functions. The person in this position is expected to be technically savvy and quick to learn new systems and technologies as well as work with our partners at the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), local school systems, law enforcement agencies and nonpublic school partners.


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Accounting, Management or a related field.

EXPERIENCE: At least four (4) years’ experience in grants management, contracts, accounting, budget, or other relevant fiscal administration. 

  1. Additional experience in administrative staff or professional work may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
  2. Additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university may be substituted at the rate of 30 semester credit hours on a year-for-year basis for the required general experience.
  3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work related to the administration of rules, regulations, policy, procedures and processes, or overseeing or coordinating unit operations or functioning as a staff assistant to a higher ranking commissioned officer on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


Professional experience in grants management, financial management, accounting, and budgeting is desired. Experience working with the State of Maryland Financial Management System (FMIS) to include RSTARS and ADPICS is preferred.


This position requires exceptional organizational skills, critical thinking skills, analytical and mathematical skills, oral and written communication skills, and project management skills.  The ideal candidate will need to be able to handle multiple projects concurrently, work collaboratively, and communicate effectively with internal and external partners. The ability to think independently, take initiative and prioritize work is an essential job function for this position.


Applicants must consent to a complete criminal and extended background investigation. Employees in this classification are subject to Substance Abuse Testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs. 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.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


For immediate consideration please submit your application and resume.


To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on 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 Administrator II – MCSS Grants Specialist - #405788 - (JobAps #21-002587-0074). 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.

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