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Deputy Director, Finance and Administrative Services

Recruitment #22-004533-0001


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Finance and Administrative Services. This recruitment will be used to fill current vacancies for the position and may be used to fill future vacancies in the same classification/function. Future vacancies may also be filled via other recruitments. The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year.

**REPOST - previous applicants do not need to reapply** 




580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401 (Anne Arundel County)


The incumbent serves as the Deputy Director of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS), deputy to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The incumbent is responsible for the overall day to day general accounting operations of the Department. The incumbent plays a lead role in the agency-level planning and execution of operations related to finance, budget, and administrative services. This position is responsible for directly or indirectly supervising all managers in FAS. Along with the Chief Financial Officer, this position acts as one of the primary financial contacts to the State Treasurer, General Accounting Division of the Comptroller, the Department of Budget and Management, as well as other State of Maryland Agencies.


Education:  A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university is required.

Experience: At least ten years of experience in governmental or nonprofit accounting with progressively increasing responsibilities resulting in acquired knowledge in the areas of financial, budgetary, and federal grants management to include year-end close-out, annual budget preparation and tracking, management reporting, and the ability to coordinate, clearly explain requirements, and offer assistance to fiscal staff. A minimum of seven years of supervisory experience is required.


1. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with thirty credit hours in Accounting and related courses, including or supplemented by three credit hours in auditing, for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate education in Accounting or a related field at an accredited college or university, at the rate of thirty credit hours for up to one year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the Accounting Officer classification or Financial Management specialty codes in the Accounting field of work for up to one year of the required experience and education.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of FMIS, RSTARS, ADPICS, BARS, and other State of Maryland software applications. 
  • Experience with State of Maryland accounting, procurement, and budgetary processes.


Please make sure 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 may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


Your application is part of the examination process. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of this position. The rating will be based on the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is important you provide all the experience and education related to this position completely and accurately.

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 online application is strongly preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to: Department of Natural Resources, Human Resources, 580 Taylor Avenue, C-3 Annapolis, MD 21401. The Human Resources unit is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application. 

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

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Emilee Knott at

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 

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

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