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Recruitment #21-004523-0020


This position is a full-time contractual position.




Howard County Department of Social Services
Local Department General Administration
9780 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046

Main Purpose of Job

This position will function and perform the full level of work of a Fiscal Accounts Technician II. Reconcile and update corresponding special and daily reports, and compile data for fiscal and upper management’s use for monthly analysis. Reconcile agency accounting systems to fiscal control systems; develop, update and implement automated spreadsheets and ledgers to complete audit reports as required. Review and research Federal, State and Local reports concentrating on developing solutions for problematic cases where funds have not been released or distributed in accordance with Federally mandated programs that apply to the State. This position must effectively communicate by telephone, in writing and/or in person with supervisors and other personnel in other local departments to meet the Agency’s objectives.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: One year of experience reconciling agency accounting systems to fiscal control systems or developing automated spreadsheets, ledgers and reports using accounting software packages or identifying budget trends and recommending budget realignments.


1. Candidates may substitute experience calculating and recording financial, statistical or other numerical data may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience in Financial Clerical/Finance Technicians classifications or specialty codes in the financial field of work at a rate of one year of military experience for the required experience.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear
and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1. One year of experience using Microsoft Office Suite to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
2. One year of experience tracking invoices, check processing, and reconciling and analyzing accounts. 
3. Six months of experience using FMIS, D365, CARES, or similar fiscal account systems or reports.




Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying. For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire. 

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online applications are highly recommended, however the paper application may be submitted to: Department of Human Services, 9780 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046, Attn: Christopher Perez. The paper application must be received on the closing date for this recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.  Information received after the closing date will not be considered.  Application inquiries may be directed to 410-872-8272.       

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.