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CONTRACTUAL HOURLY

Budget Analyst ***REPOST***

Recruitment #21-008998-0070

GRADE

9998

LOCATION OF POSITION

100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032

Main Purpose of Job

The Budget Analyst position provides support to the Budget Analysis & Reporting function for the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services (GOCPYVS) Division. In this capacity, the Budget Analyst will ensure all fiduciary responsibilities are met in accordance with State and Agency guidelines. This position will assist with reconciling fund/award activities and transactions, perform trend analysis and make recommendations, research and resolve financial discrepancies, provide Program support while also providing assistance with periodic reporting including: annual budget development/request and projections, management reporting, fiscal year end closeout, budget amendments/discrepancy adjustments, and other fiscal/ad hoc activities.

POSITION DUTIES

Conduct periodic activities including award/fund reconciliations, review of budget amendments, use of admin/indirect cost expenditures, Fiscal projections and Trend analysis, recommend adjusting journal entries.


Adhere to/Maintain fiscal policies implementing budgetary control procedures and standards to ensure compliance; evaluates the internal controls to ensure the accuracy and reliability of fiscal records and to protect fiscal resources from fraud and waste.


Provide support for fiscal activities involving: Fiscal Year Closeout, Annual Budget Requests, Budget Hearing support, Quarterly Reviews.


Supplies financial information to internal and external stakeholders as needed.


Addresses and resolves fiscal issues providing fiscal support to Program and other units.


Assist with Management Reporting i.e. Consolidated Annual Financial Report (CAFR) Preparation, Fund Review & Reconciliations, DLS Inquiries, etc.


Verifies year to date totals between grant activities per the Grants Management System versus the financial systems.


Manages grant fund reconciliations and verifies award totals to submit reports per Federal SF425 compliance guidelines on a quarterly and closeout basis.


Processes refunds to federal agencies and submits revised financials if the award was previously closed.


Manages communication and issue resolution involving program budget activities, budget amendments, legislative changes, etc.


Serve as a dedicated budget resource (as assigned) for each program within the Office (Law Enforcement, Children and Youth, and Victim Services Units).


Partners with grants administration to bridge communication and understanding of fiscal and grant activities in support of the Office’s overall mission.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or a closely related field.

Experience: Three years of experience in accounting, budget formulation, grant management, and/or financial management.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience with State Government is preferred

Experience with assisting with management reporting i.e. consolidated annual financial report (CAFR) preparation, fund review & reconciliations, DLS Inquiries

Experience with providing support for fiscal activities involving: Fiscal Year Closeout, Annual Budget Requests, Budget Hearing support,  and Quarterly Reviews

Experience with managing grant fund reconciliations and verifies award totals to submit reports per Federal SF425 compliance guidelines on a quarterly and closeout basis

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, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related 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.

BENEFITS

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.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-4850, 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.