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Recruitment #20-005298-0001



The Maryland State Department of Education is dedicated to supporting a world-class educational system that prepares all students for college and career success in the 21st century. With excellent stewardship from our divisions, we oversee State and federal programs that support the needs of a diverse population – students, teachers, principals, and other educators throughout Maryland.


State Salary Grade 18


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21201


This position is responsible for planning, coordinating, reporting, and directing the fiscal operations related to the Juvenile Services Education System. This position will serve as the lead fiscal manager of the Perkins, N & D, and Pass-through grant and as the Manager for General Funds/other grant funding.

Provides program and fiscal management recommendation to the assigned Assistant State Superintendents, Executive Directors, Directors, Managers and Administrators in accordance with existing laws, regulations, agency procedures, & available federal and State funding: oversees budget, accounting, procurement, position funding, audit and grants management aspects of educational programs’ performs fiscal analysis and develops reports to assist programs staff with strategic fiscal and programmatic decisions; reviews, corrects and approves accounting information for grant awards, requisitions, credit cards purchases and other transactions; prepares and authorizes journal entries to realign or correct expenditures; prepares and submits budget adjustments for approval and approves minor budget modifications for submissions to the MSDE Budget Branch; supports development of legislative fiscal estimates.


Education: Master’s Degree from an accredited four year college or university

Experience: Three (3) years of experience in fiscal management working with professional budgets, accounting standards, procurement, funding, audit and grants management.  


1. Two additional years of experience may be substituted for the Master's degree or 36 hours of equivalent post-baccalaureate course work.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

  1. One-year of experience in Program Finance Administration
  2. Maryland State Budget Experience
  3. Masters in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, or Public Administration.


For immediate consideration please submit your application by January 23, 2020 

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 Qualified, Better Qualified and Best Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.



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.

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 Staff Specialist III, JSE Program Finance Administrator  #085072 (JobAps #20-005298-0001). 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.

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.