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Recruitment #18-004532-0005



Grade 22


Baltimore City

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as Chief of the Budget Branch for the Maryland State Department of Education. The position is responsible for the development, justification, execution, and analysis of the Department budgets, with assistance from Budget Branch staff. The position directs and contributes to the work of the Budget Branch and conducts department-wide fiscal studies and evaluations. The Department budget exceeds $8 billion annually, includes more than 40 budgetary programs, and involves General, Federal, Special and Reimbursable fund sources. Additionally, the position assists in the preparation of the Major State Aid to Education formulas for local school systems in accordance with Maryland law. These responsibilities require knowledge of the State Financial Management Information System (FMIS), Workday, Budget Analysis Reporting System (BARS), fund accounting, budget principles, and state government operations.


Provides technical assistance and supervision in the development, preparation, monitoring, and execution of the Department’s budgets; develops instructions and establishes plans and standards for funding departmental priorities; controls budget appropriations and approves changes; assists in the preparation of the Major State Aid to Education Formula in accordance with Maryland law; conducts department-wide fiscal studies and evaluations; develops responses to questions posed by the Department of Budget and Management and the Department of Legislative Services; and provides data for use by the State Superintendent of Schools, the State Board of Education, the Department of Budget and Management, and the State Legislature.


EDUCATION:  A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or a related area.  Master’s Degree and/or CPA a plus.  

EXPERIENCE:  Five (5) years of professional experience with analyzing and developing financial, budget, and control systems for multiple programs.  Management and/or supervisory experience desired.  At least two years of experience with Maryland State budgeting procedures desired.


1. Applicants may substitute possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or a Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics for one year of the required experience.

2. Applicants may substitute one year of professional accounting or auditing experience for one year of the required experience.


 Experience in public service as a current or former government employee         

 Knowledge of general accounting/budgeting cost allocation & reconciliation      

 Experience with Maryland State financial database/systems such as Financial Management Information   Systems  (FMIS)  and R*STARS      

 Experience with grants management and fund accounting     

 Experience with Microsoft Excel or Data Systems to generate Pivot Tables/Charts/V-Lookups/Reports      

 Licensed Certified Public Accountant


The successful candidate must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license in the State of Maryland. Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment


For immediate consideration please submit your application by August 24, 2018 - Open until filled.


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 employment (eligible) list for at least one year.



To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments. Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them.

Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments. Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for Fiscal Services Administrator V, Budget Branch Chief position #039426 (JobAps #18-004532-0005). Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.

 If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request