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HCD Financial Analyst Trainee (C11009 and C21019)

Accountant Trainees

Recruitment #21-001216-0001

Introduction

 

 

These are contractual positions with limited State of Maryland benefits

Work that matters. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is a national leader in affordable housing and community development.  Our team needs several accountant trainees that will challenge the status quo and ask questions, effectively communicate ideas and issues, learn how to practice what you’ve learned in school, be inquisitive and have initiative to independently get questions answered, believe change is good and want to come to work knowing that what they do makes a difference.  DHCD has funding available to help residents and small businesses during this financial crisis  

DHCD offers limited, subsidized health benefits, flexible work schedule, and job sharing options; training, advancement and career path opportunities; casual business dress Friday as well as during the Summer, a competitive salary and shuttle service for MARC train commuters.  Now located in Prince George’s County off of route 50 close by the New Carrollton MARC train station.

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

7800 Harkins Rd Lanham, MD 20706.

The Department of Housing and Community Development Headquarters is located in Prince George's County across from the New Carrollton Metro stop.

POSITION DUTIES

The Division of Finance and Administration (DFA) is seeking to hire and train two highly motivated Financial Analyst Trainees.  The Financial Analyst Trainee will to learn how to financially manage multi-million dollar grants according to State and Federal regulations. This is a great opportunity for graduates and/or undergraduates with the Finance or Accounting degree to acquire hands-on experience to learn how to consolidate and analyze financial data in accordance with DHCD’s goals and financial standing.  The incumbent will learn how to provide creative alternatives and recommendations to reduce costs and improve financial performance by reading complicated agreements to approve expenditures and draw revenues to ensure compliance with the grant awards. The position will be responsible for drawing funds from the federal system, reconcile accounts, and issue quarterly federal and financial reports.   

Successful candidates will have strong computer skills, effective communications skills, and the ability to take the initiative to ask questions to learn and understand the job. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Accounting or a related field from an accredited college or university.  

Experience: None.  

Notes:     

1.  A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification or documented eligibility to sit for the CPA Examination may be substituted for the educational requirement.        

2.  Candidates may substitute one year of professional financial analysis experience, such as managing financial asset and debt portfolios, examining, analyzing, and interpreting accounting, budget, grant or real estate investment portfolio records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles for 30 credits on a year-for-year basis for the required education.  

3.  Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the Accounting Officer classification or Financial Management specialty codes in the accounting field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.    

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite

SELECTION PROCESS

Please provide sufficient information on your application to document that you meet the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Unofficial transcripts, certifications or diplomas to document educational or certification qualifications are required. Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service. This evaluation must be submitted with your application. For further information, you may call International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (302) 737-8715 or World Education Services Inc. 1-800-932-3897 or (202) 331-2925. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. Eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification. Successful candidates must document eligibility to work in the U.S. upon hire. 

Please note: The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the positions. You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to these positions. Selected Candidates may be subject to Microsoft Excel Testing.

BENEFITS

Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits. Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 106 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. However, if you wish to submit a paper application, you may mail your application and materials to:

Mr. Christopher Schrader

Department of Housing and Community Development  

Office of Human Resources

7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 20706

All application materials must be received by the filing deadline. If you are unable to upload your transcripts into the system, please send via email to Christopher.schrader@maryland.gov. Please include the following information in the body of the email:

  • Attn: Christopher Schrader, HR Generalist
  • Your First and Last Name
  • Recruitment #
  • Classification (Job Title) of Recruitment

Incorrect application forms, or resumes in place of the application, will not be accepted. If you are interested in this position and cannot apply online please fill out the paper application. For questions concerning this position, please call 301-429-7414.  

TTY Users: call via 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.