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Finance Director

Recruitment #23-004531-0002


This is a Management Service position and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

It is important that all experience be fully documented. Failure to LIST ALL EXPERIENCE AND ANSWER ALL SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS SPECIFICALLY AND ACCURATELY may cause the candidate to be rejected.

 The application is part of the examination process. Your answers will determine your eligibility to participate in the next phase of the selection process.

 Clearly describe your qualifications in detail. Credit cannot be given for education, training, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities that you fail to indicate.

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 Failure to comply with these instructions may result in disqualification.

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Maryland State Police Headquarters - Finance Division

1201 Reisterstown Road

Pikesville, MD 21208

Main Purpose of Job

The incumbent will direct all fiscal activities within the Maryland State Police Finance Division. This will involve performing and overseeing all accounting, analyzing and auditing responsibilities for the Department of State Police. The incumbent will directly supervise the Finance Division staff, comprised of accountants, fiscal accounts supervisors and fiscal accounts clerks. The incumbent will be responsible for three primary units: Accounts Payable, Payroll and General Accounting. The incumbent will be responsible to ensure all fiscal transactions are entered in accordance with procedures and standards established by the Department of State Police, the Department of Budget and Management and the State Comptroller's Office.


Directly supervise Finance Division staff, consisting of accountants, fiscal accounts supervisors, and fiscal accounts clerks. Provide effective internal controls to ensure the accuracy of fiscal records and to protect from waste or fraud. Prepare, analyze, and interpret financial reports and activities. Direct and support the activities of staff engaged in entering, reviewing, and approving financial transactions on behalf of the Department.

The Finance Division consists of three primary units that the incumbent will provide daily oversight and support. The incumbent will also fill in for, and perform the job duties of, absent staff, to include: Accounts Payable, General Accounting and Payroll.

Develop and implement new and revised fiscal policies, procedures, and standards in an effort to maximize effectiveness and efficiency of the Finance Division.

Implement and maintain performance standards and review fiscal activities to ensure sound fiscal judgements and program objectives are being met.

Meet with Department Command Staff, State and Federal officials, representatives of financial institutions, auditors, and vendors to discuss and resolve financial issues.

Responsible for the reconciliation of the Control Account for the Department's fixed assets/capital equipment.

Other duties as assigned by Supervisory or Command Staff.


Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Three years of supervisory or managerial experience in financial services.

 NOTE: Experience working in financial services, in a supervisory or managerial capacity, may be substituted on a year-for -year basis for the required education


Preferred Qualifications:

 1. Experience working with F.M.I.S (Financial Management Information System, to include R*STARS, ADPICS and View Direct.

 2. Experience working with the State's SPS system, specifically Workday.

 3. Experience with financial audits.

 4. Knowledge of the State of Maryland's financial operations and procedures.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties may be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Candidates for positions in this classification are subject to a complete criminal background investigation to include a polygraph examination before permanent appointment can be made. A criminal conviction may be grounds for rejection of the candidate.


Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for this classification. It is, therefore, essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Successful candidates will be placed on the Eligible List categorized as BEST, BETTER  or QUALIFIED and remain eligible for consideration for at least one year from the date of examination. The list will be used by the hiring manager to select employees.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position. Applicants will be subject to an interview, background investigation, and polygraph examination.



NOTE: Currently, applicants are limited to uploading one file. As a result, it is strongly urged that those applying upload ALL required and additional documents (undergraduate and graduate transcripts, resumes, etc.) as one file. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit an application via mail. The Maryland State Application Form can be found online.

*If you have any questions about this recruitment, please contact the Maryland State Police at 410-653-4329.

*TTY Users: Call Maryland Relay

*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

*Bilingual applicants and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply


Completed applications, required documentation and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Maryland State Police

Human Resources Division

1201 Reisterstown Road

Pikesville, MD 21208

ATTN: William Boniarski

It is the policy of the Maryland State Police to comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination and to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender, identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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