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Recruitment #18-000805-0001


This is a position specific recruitment for the 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.




Tawes State Office Building, 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland (Anne Arundel County)

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Finance and Administrative Services, is currently accepting applications for an Agency Grants Specialist Trainee. The main purpose of this position is to serve as a grants specialist trainee in the Federal Grants section to assist with the accounting for Federal grant expenditures and the invoicing and collection of grant revenues. In addition, this position is responsible for learning to prepare and maintain cash transaction reports, calculate cash flows and request draw downs of federal funds into DNR’s accounts.

Additional duties include the utilization of the Statewide accounting system, R*STARS, to establish grant tracking of transactions in the R*STARS system to account for all federal grant expenditures and receipts. Another responsibility is to monitor and review, in conjunction with DNR grant managers, reporting requirements to the various Federal agencies to ensure compliance with Federal requirements and individual grant stipulations. 


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Experience: None.


1. Applicants may substitute experience in grant evaluation and monitoring or budget preparation, presentation and execution at the rate of one year of experience for one year of education for the required education.

2. 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 education.    


Experience with grant accounting and management is preferred.


This recruitment is limited to current Maryland State employees only.


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 with the exception of a foreign degree evaluation (if applicable). Your application may be approved pending receipt of the evaluation.

For education obtained outside of the United States (U.S.), you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service. If you possess a degree obtained outside of the U.S., please submit a detailed, course-by-course evaluation report from one of the U.S. equivalency evaluating members identified at prior to hire.

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 that is related to this position completely and accurately. Verifiable volunteer experience will be considered; please include it on your application, if applicable.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application. Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, cover letters, etc.). 

You will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire.


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.



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 Resource Department is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted.

Specific inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Crystal Wilson at  

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged 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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