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Recruitment #22-000989-0004






MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Office of Budget and Management/Center for Budget and Finance, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)'s mission is to protect, promote and improve the health and well-being of all Marylanders and their families through the provision of public health leadership and community-based public health efforts, in partnership with Local Health Departments (LHDs), providers, community-based organizations, and public and private sector agencies, with special attention to at-risk and vulnerable populations. This very large administration was formed through the consolidation of three (3) smaller administrations (Community Health Administration, Family Health Administration and AIDS Administration), all of which existed as separate entities as recently as July, 2009.

This position's primary responsibility is to oversee all budgetary, accounting and other fiscal matters of assigned programs housed within PHPA, which has an annual budget consisting of general, federal, special, and reimbursable funds. This position will develop recommendations for budget and expenditure plans, and provide in-depth analysis of spending affordability. This position will also provide oversight of assigned federal grants (block grants, categorical grants and contracts) and Special Fund revenue sources, as well as ensure compliance with federal expenditure reporting requirements (quarterly/annual reporting). Additionally, this position will provide supervision and training to subordinate fiscal staff, in order to ensure consistency in fiscal management within PHPA. 

Furthermore, this position will share responsibility as a Coordinator of all FMIS tracking activities, as well as for developing and maintaining PHPA's internal financial tracking systems, and for ensuring the accurate completion of federal fiscal reports in assigned program areas. This position will ensure adherence to State and federal regulations, along with all special conditions associated with the various fund sources of assigned program areas. 

Finally, this position will be responsible for developing a working knowledge and familiarity with all program areas within PHPA which fall outside the scope of primary responsibility of this position. Through cross training of the incumbent in this position, PHPA will be the beneficiary of a more valuable employee who is capable of providing essential fiscal expertise and oversight in any program area, as needed, in the event of the non-availability of another Fiscal Chief position, due to an extended absence or vacancy.


Experience: Nine years of experience in budget preparation, presentation and execution.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, and five years of experience in budget preparation, presentation and execution, for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute graduate education from an accredited college or university in Accounting; Business Administration; Economics; Finance; Political Science; or, Public Administration, at a rate of 30 credit hours for five years of required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer in the Budget Officer classifications or Financial Management specialty codes in the Budgeting field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience.


The desired candidate should have experience monitoring multiple budgets and expenditures, as well as experience projecting and tracking costs. He/she should also have experience using Microsoft Office programs, in addition to experience providing customer service to work-related partners. 

Additionally, the desired candidate should have supervisory experience, along with knowledge of the MDH financial system.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application, based on your education, training and experience, as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. 

Please report all related education, experience, dates, and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. 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, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to, 410-333-5689. Only additional materials which are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division, at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service, at 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.

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