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Financial Reporting Specialist

Recruitment #21-005298-0019


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 of MD Salary Grade 18


200 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore MD

Main Purpose of Job

This is a Contractual position responsible for developing, planning, coordinating and directing fiscal operations and reporting related to the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (B-5) Grant. Also this position provides financial oversight for all grants and contracts for the B-5 as well as providing technical assistance for monitoring the financial and logistical aspect of financial procedures impacting grants and contracts for the program as a whole.


Provides program and fiscal management recommendations to the assigned Assistant State Superintendent, Branch Chiefs, Program Managers, & Program Directors in accordance with existing laws, regulations, agency procedures, & available Federal and State funding; oversees budgets, accounting, procurement, position funding, audit, and grants management aspects of educational programs; performs fiscal analysis and develops reports to assist program staff with strategic fiscal and programmatic decisions; reviews, corrects, and approves accounting information for grant awards, requisitions, credit card purchases and prepares and submits budget adjustments for approval and approves minor budget modifications for submission to the MSDE Budget Branch; collaborates with e program administrators and the business services staff regarding  formula procedures and systems for reporting to the federal government; supports development of legislative fiscal estimates.


Education: Master’s Degree from an accredited four year college or university: coursework in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, or Public Administration is preferred.

Experience: Three (3) years of experience in fiscal management working with professional budgets, accounting standards, procurement, funding, audit and grants management.

1. Applicants may substitute graduate education in business, accounting, economics, finance, or public administration at a rate of 30 credit hours for each year of experience.
2. Applicants may substitute additional experience as defined above for the required education at the rate of one year of experience for one year of education, for up to two years of the required education.


Applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation in accordance with the federal Family Law Article, Section 5.  Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 06.01.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs. Person appointed to position in this classification will be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle including a car, five-passenger van, and a 12-passenger van.  Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland, and their driving records will be subject to investigation.


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, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year. The selected candidate will be subject to a criminal history background check as the final step in the selection process.
 Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application and or supplemental questionnaire.  Your application will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only solicited materials will be accepted for this recruitment.


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 STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, please send your paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to:
Maryland State Department of Education  
Office of Human Resources C/o Marcia Cooper-Stokes  
200 West Baltimore Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201  
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. Please DO NOT submit any unsolicited materials and/ or documents. 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 Of Administrator I (JobAps#: 21-005298-0019). 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. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply

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