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Recruitment #17-004534-0002


This recruitment has been extended until June 29, 2017.  If you have already applied, please do not re-apply.  This is a Position-Specific Recruitment for the Talbot County Department of Social Services, located in Easton on Maryland's Eastern Shore, approximately 60 miles east of the Baltimore - Washington area.




Talbot County Department of Social Services

301 Bay Street

Easton, MD 21601

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as the Finance Officer, responsible for the operation of the Fiscal, Budget and Procurement Divisions of Talbot County Department of Social Services; supervises and directs the fiscal staff to maintain and complete the functions of accounting operations, budget preparation, financial report preparation; interprets and implements fiscal policies, procedures and practices; and provides management support to the Assistant Director for Administration.


Manages financial operations to ensure accountability by applying generally accepted accounting principles and generally accepted auditing standards to all transactions.

Prepares accurate financial reports to ensure accountability of funds by gathering and compiling computer generated and manual data using the Department of Human Resources guidelines.

Performs year-end closing functions to ensure acccountability of funds.

Participates in the preparation of the operating budget by reviewing program requests for format, fund limitations and compliance with departmental and control agency instructions and by calculating and verifying actual expenditures and budget figures.

Performs internal audits of financial transactions for compliance with Generally Accepted Auditing Standards(GAAS)/Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to include reviewing supporting documentation in accordance with federal, state and local rules and regulations.

Supervises the work of fiscal staff to ensure satisfactory performance of job duties.


Please describe in detail any job duties relating to the minimum qualifications stated and include any computer software experience (ex. Word, Excel, Access, etc.) used in each of the positions you held.

Education: A Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university or a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with 30 credit hours in accounting and related courses, including or supplemented by 3 credit hours in auditing.

Experience: Three years of experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles.


1. Applicants who had met the requirements for admission to the CPA examination prior to July 1, 1974 will be considered to have met the educational requirement referenced above.

2. Possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a masters degree in accounting from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

3. Applicants may substitute one year of professional budgeting experience or one year of professional auditing experience for one year of the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Administration classifications or Financial Management specialty codes in the Financial field on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


This recruitment is limited to candidates willing to accept employment with the Talbot County Department of Social Services, which is located in Easton on Maryland's Eastern Shore, approximately 60 miles east of the Baltimore - Washington area.


Please 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. 

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for one year.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies. 


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position. 

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application. 

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.



Online applications are STRONGLY preferred.  If the online application process is not available, please send your paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to:

DHR Examination Services Unit

Attention: Leslie Wigfield

311 W. Saratoga Street, First Floor

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Or fax requested information to: 410-333-0882; Email

For questions concerning this position, please call 410-767-7316, toll-free: 1-800-332-6347.

Do not submit unsolicited documentation.

The paper application must be received by 5 PM on the closing date for the recruitment. 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay, 1-800-925-4434.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

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