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Budget Manager


Recruitment #23-005476-0040



When you join the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS), you join a team of more than 5,000 employees across the state dedicated to positively changing the lives of more than 1 million Marylanders each year. We do this by providing economic support, preventive services, and caring for children and adults. 

We aim to deliver services so that we more quickly meet the needs of the people we serve. At DHS, we grapple with hard questions to find new ways to foster a culture of bold innovation. We do this to ensure that in Maryland, we leave no one behind. 

Are you ready to be a driving force in shaping policies and practices that support and protect families, children, and vulnerable adults?  The Social Services Administration (SSA) is on a dynamic mission to lead, support, and empower local Departments of Social Services in the daily work with families, children, and adults. We are seeking an enthusiastic and visionary leader to take on the pivotal role of Budget Manager.

This position has been reposted.  Applicants that already applied, do not need to reapply. 

Join us in making a difference! Apply today and be a catalyst for positive change! 





Department of Human Services 
Social Services Administration
311 W. Saratoga Street 
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

At SSA, we passionately believe that every child deserves to thrive in safe and nurturing homes. Families are the cornerstone of caring for the well-being of children, and vulnerable adults deserve to be safe and have the ability to age in place when able. We recognize that community engagement is paramount for ensuring the safety of children and providing essential support to families. Our commitment is measured in outcomes, and we aim for effectiveness in every aspect of human services.

The Executive Office Unit is responsible for providing administrative support to the child welfare and adult services program staff located within the Social Services Administration (SSA) and, to a lesser degree, at the local departments. As such SSA Central Services staff serve as liaisons between Social Services staff and staff within the Budget and Finance arena, Contracts and Procurement, Legislation, etc. The position must have a working knowledge of all of these areas in order to direct the flow of work and the establishment of procedures to ensure that items are tracked and handled so that SSA functions efficiently and effectively to support the delivery of services for Maryland’s children, families and adults. 

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


  • Provides technical assistance to SSA Executive Director and Program Managers for all fiscal matters concerning child welfare and adult services funding, charging, cost allocation, and budgeting. 
  • Oversees Allocated funds to the Local Departments and Monitor expenditures. Prepare quarterly expenditure reports for management on numerous SSA funding responsibilities including, but not limited to, Super Flex Funds, Chafee Independent Living Flex Funds & SILA charges, Payments & Subsidies, Supportive Services Expenditures, Resource Homes Funds, Respite Care Expenditures, SSA State Summary, Family-Centered Practice Funds, IV-E Waiver, etc.
  • Supervises SSA State’s annual Budget Request(s), Budget Defense and clarifications, and Budget Hearing Packages. 
  • Prepares LDSS Staffing Analyses to examine positions charged to Local Child Welfare Services, how these CWS positions are functioning within the local departments, the number of positions filled and vacant in each jurisdiction, and the number of positions needed based on the caseload as reflected in CJAMS and reported by SSA Research. 
  • Supervises the compilation of information and data in response to numerous surveys and inquiries received by the agency from national organizations, the federal government, the Department of budget Management and through Public Information Act requests.
  • Oversees the annual Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Pre- and Post- Expenditure Reports as required by federal regulations. 


Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Business Administration, Program Administration or a similar closely-related major.
Experience: Two or more years of supervisory experience.


The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Two years of experience preparing and/or overseeing a budget in a government agency.
  • Two years of experience using Financial Management Information System (FMIS), R-STARS and ADPICS.
  • Certified public accountant


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list.  The resulting list may be used for future vacancies with this agency or other state agencies.


As an employee of the State of Maryland, you will have access to outstanding benefits, including: health insurance, dental, and vision plans offered at a low cost. CLICK ON THIS LINK FOR MORE DETAILS: STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS

·       Personal Leave - new State employees are awarded six (6) personnel days annually (prorated based on start date).

·       Annual Leave - ten (10) days of accumulated annual leave per year.

·       Sick Leave - fifteen (15) days of accumulated sick leave per year.  

·       Parental Leave - up to sixty (60) days of paid parental leave upon the birth or adoption of a child.

·       Holidays - State employees also celebrate at least twelve (12) holidays per year.  

·       Pension - State employees earn credit towards a retirement pension.  


The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplement questionnaire to: Attention: Kendra Young, Department of Human Services, Recruitment Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 145 Baltimore, Maryland 21201. 

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by 5 p.m. on the closing date. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application. 

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If unable to upload, please email requested information only to Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time. 

If you have any questions concerning this recruitment process for this position, please contact 410-767-0603. 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.
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 410-767-4850 or 

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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