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Grants Coordinator

Recruitment #23-000807-0022


The Maryland Department of Labor, Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning (DWDAL) is accepting applications from current temporary, contractual and permanent State of Maryland employees qualified candidates for Agency Grants Specialist II.  This position is also telework eligible for a hybrid work schedule after a period of on-boarding.




Department of Labor
1100 Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The primary purpose of this position is financial grants management, both at the State and the Sub-Grantee level: evaluating grant proposals, distributing grant monies, and reporting on grant programs. This position reviews the work of lower-level grants fiscal staff for accuracy. This includes the local grant award process from draft review to closeout: reviewing grant applications, processing of local grant awards, review of local invoices, fiscal reporting, tracking of fiscal performance and sub-grantee grant closeouts. This also includes the building of and review of grant budgets for MD Labor grant applications to our federal funding agencies. This position also is responsible for compiling supporting fiscal data for the creation of the annual budget for State Appropriation and Program Funding, providing information to internal and external auditors, processing procurement requisitions and disbursements for programs, tracking and monitoring procurements, encumbrances, and expenditures in compliance with State and Federal laws, regulations, and guidelines regarding fiscal requirements. This position primarily works with EARN sub-grants (State funded) and Discretionary sub-grants (Federally funded).


This position duties consist of but are not limited to:
  • Sub-Grants Management 
  • Federal Grants Management 
  • Appropriation Budget 
  • Coding and submission of invoices to Accounts Payable, including invoices for rent, resource sharing agreements, supplies, operating costs. Oversee cash deposits for assigned grants and programs. 
  • Other duties as assigned as they relate to DWDAL fiscal, accounting, administrative, and procurement functions, including back up responsibilities for other DWDAL Fiscal positions.


Experience: Seven years of experience in grant evaluation and monitoring or budget preparation, presentation and execution.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years of experience in grant evaluation and monitoring or 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 the 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.


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information in the job duties section your application regarding the qualifications.

  • Advanced excel skills.
  • Experience with FARS and FMIS.
  • Experience with policy and procedure implementation.
  • Experience with FMIS requisitions and purchase orders. 


This recruitment is limited to CURRENT STATE of MARYLAND EMPLOYEES.


All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (LABOR/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to LABOR/DUI as a result of an unemployment insurance overpayment and/or fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.


Applicants who meet the minimum 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. 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. Any information submitted after this date will not be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be reviewed. Resumes will also not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

All persons who meet the minimum and selective qualification will be will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.


This classification is assigned to Bargaining Unit G, Engineering, Scientific and Administrative Professionals classes.  As provided by the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining.



f you are unable to apply online, or if you are having difficulty with your login or password, please contact the Help Desk directly at (410) 767-4850 (8:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily, except for holidays and weekends). After business hours, please submit an email request to

If you encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via email to: Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing. Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to:

DOL Office of Administration
Attn: Erin Alston RE: 23-000807-0022 
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100 
Baltimore, MD 21201


The MD State Application Form can be found online.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay 1-800-735-2258.

It is the policy of the Department of Labor that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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