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Recruitment #22-004534-0001


The Maryland State Library Agency administers State and Federal funds to support Maryland Libraries in our mission to offer outstanding resources, programs, and excellent customer service. Our responsibilities include oversight of the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped; Maryland's Public Libraries; the State Library Network; the Library Capital Grants Programs; and the Deaf Culture Digital Library.




Maryland State Library
25 S. Charles Street, Suite 1310
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position provides fiscal and budgetary support for the Finance Office of the Maryland State Library Agency. The position assists the Finance and Support Services Administrator to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the agency's fiscal functions in accordance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures through the implementation, review, maintenance, evaluation and reconciliation of agency fiscal policies and procedures. Primary duties include interagency agreements, accounts payable, inventory, grants and assistance with audits. Other duties may include budget preparation, including journal entries and allocations, budget projections and management, procurement, payment schedules, expense reports and general services. This position directs the work of Management Associates, Administrative Officers and related staff and is also responsible for assisting with the fiscal management of the Agency's federal fund program.


Education: A Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university or a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with 30 credit hours in accounting and related courses, including or supplemented by 3 credit hours in auditing.

Experience: Three years of experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles.


1. Applicants who had met the requirements for admission to the CPA examination prior to July 1, 1974 will be considered to have met the educational requirement referenced above.

2. Possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a Master's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

3. Applicants may substitute one year of professional budgeting experience or one year of professional auditing experience for one year of the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Administration classifications or Financial Management specialty codes in the Financial field on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s).

Experience preparing operational budgets

Experience with procurement and contract management

Experience reviewing financial statements and audit reports

Experience using Maryland's Financial Management Information System (FMIS)


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 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.



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 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.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evalutation service must be provided prior to hire.

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