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Recruitment #22-004523-0029


The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state’s primary social service provider, serving over one million Marylanders annually.  The Department, through its 24 local departments of social services, aggressively pursues opportunities to assist people in economic need, provide preventive services, and protect vulnerable children and adults in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City.  DHS works in every community in Maryland to positively impact the lives of Marylanders. 

Telework options may be available for this position.

This is a full-time contractual position.




Department of Human Services

Budget and Finance, Payroll Division

311 W. Saratoga Street

Baltimore MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position conducts audits, approves timesheets, processes payroll and performs other related fiscal duties for assigned units within the “Workday' State Personnel System (SPS). The Department of Human Services (DHS), Headquarters Payroll Office processes all payroll functions for 23 Local Departments and 6 Headquarters Administrations including all of the timekeeping functions for Headquarters Administrations. The DHS payroll unit is in charge of all payroll functions for over 6000 regular and contractual employees totaling $428 million annually. 


Processes manual inputs, adjustments, transmittals, and other documentation affecting DHS payrolls to ensure the accurate distribution of pay to DHS employees and reconciles the payroll register and the payroll summary report. Audits timesheets per established auditing procedures to insure leave used/taken is accurate; processes no time entered, un-submitted and un-approved time reports based on time keeping policies and procedures; prepares necessary transactions for modifying timekeeping and payroll records. Audits the time keeping, leave and Comp Earnings Balances and process Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) Exempt reports via established timekeeping policies and procedures to ensure accurate leave balances for DHS headquarters employees. Performs assorted unit administrative duties, such as but not limited to: breaks down timekeeping reports and timesheets in accordance with established procedures, process verification of employment and retirement forms for any unit as needed; files, mails, order supplies; and process dual employment report from Central Payroll Bureau. Processes regular payroll inputs on a bi-weekly basis by the established deadlines; responds to requests and complaints from outside customers within 24 hours of receipt; audits and calculates overtime and shift differentials as needed with at least 95% accuracy rate; processes special leave types (Employee to Employee Leave Donations, Leave Bank, Accident Leave, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), etc.), as related to both the timekeeping and payroll systems, within 24 hours of notification; and performs other related duties as assigned.


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.


Applicants must meet all minimum 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.


If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Department of Human Services, Employment Services Unit at  

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application to: K. Young, Department of Human Services, Employment Service Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 145, Baltimore MD 21201-3500.

 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 candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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