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FISCAL SERVICES OFFICER I

FINANCE OFFICER

Recruitment #21-004534-0004

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

Department of Human Services
Cecil County Department of Social Services
Local General Administration
170 East Main Street
Elkton, Maryland  21921

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to assist the Administrative Program Manager I (AD for Administration) in the planning and organizing the operation of the Fiscal Unit. Perform experienced level professional accounting, review and assist in the development of agency policies and procedures for the agency in regard to grants, programs, and conduct departmental audits.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.

Education:  A Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university or a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with 30 credit hours in accounting and related courses, including or supplemented by 3 credit hours in auditing.

Experience:  Three years of experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles.

Notes:

1.  Applicants who had met the requirements for admission to the CPA examination prior to July 1, 1974 will be considered to have met the educational requirement referenced above.

2.  Possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Master's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

3.  Applicants may substitute one year of professional budgeting experience or one year of professional auditing experience for one year of the required experience.

4.  Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Administration classifications or Financial Management specialty codes in the Financial field on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

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

The ideal candidate will possess:

1. One (1) year of current or previous employment with Maryland State Government and/or Department of Human Services.

2. One (1) year of accounting experience in banking, private industry, County government, taxation, or auditing firm. 

3. One (1) year experience or knowledge of Google Microsoft suite, CJAMS (Child, Juvenile and Adult Management System), Microsoft's Dynamic D365 Platform, FMIS (Financial Management Information System), and 312 forms.

4. Two (2) years of supervisory experience.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service is required prior to hire.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application  and supplemental questionnaire to: Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, Attention:  Betty Ketterman, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 137, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.  

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application.  

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please email requested information to Bettyj.ketterman@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.  

If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call 410-767-7147.  

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.  

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.  People with disabilities and bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.