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Grants Analyst

Recruitment #20-000383-0004


The closing date for this recruitment has been extended. 




Department of Human Services

Social Services Administration

311 W. Saratoga Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position will support the daily activities of the Center for Excellence (CFE) in the Foster Family Development grant to include coordinating meetings, updating work plans, communicating with partners, and providing administrative and analytic support to the design and implementation of the grant. The Grants Analyst will organize all aspects of the grant; collaborate with the grant’s team of multi-disciplinary project staff as well as federal and state organizational and technical assistance partners; interface with senior leadership at Social Service Administration (SSA) and in the Local Department of Social Service (LDSS), as well as State and local legal and judicial stakeholders; and monitor work associated with the grant is completed and high-quality deliverables submitted in accordance with proposed work plans, timeframes, and budget. The Grants Analyst will develop grant plans and monitor implementation, as well as write and analyze reports to evaluate program effectiveness.


Create standard operating procedures for monitoring of the grant that will be used in federal reporting for the grant.

Analyze data to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness and make recommendations for program and process improvements.

Provide Technical Assistance to LDSS, Judiciary, State leadership regarding the requirements of the grant.

Develop, review and analyze narrative and statistical reports to monitor program effectiveness and to meet federal/state outcome measures at the state, local and regional levels.

Create and review budgetary tracking form to ensure budget compliance.

Analyze program budget and make recommendations to the supervisor to determine if any adjustments are warranted.

Recommend new legislation or other legal mandates that may require requesting adjustments to the grant budget.

Compile and prepare necessary contractual information for the procurement of services under the grant.

Provide analysis of deliverables and requirements to create the objectives of the grant.

Ensure that program and LDSS adhere to interpretation of grant requirements.

Serve as an active member on SSA Implementation and Integrated Practice Workgroups to improve outcomes for children and youth as it relates to resource family development.

Determine training needs for grant based on surveys, other modes of information gathering.

Plan meeting agendas, objectives, process that ensure the grant objectives are met

Consult with local departmental staff and private agency staff about certain casework practices that impact children and their families in order to improve practice.

Prepare communication for various stakeholder groups; including but not limited to State, federal, judiciary, LDSS and resource families.


Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying. 

Education: Possession of a Master's degree in social work from an accredited college or university approved by the Council on Social Work Education.

Experience: Six years of professional experience in a social work capacity in a public or private agency or institution, three years of which must have been in administrative, supervisory or consultative capacity.


1.  These requirements are established by the Social Services Administration by authority provided in Human Services §4-204 of the Annotated Code of Maryland and the Department of Budget and Management, Office of Personnel Services and Benefits, does not have authority to accept substitutions or equivalents.

2.  Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience at a rank of Corporal/Petty Officer or higher as a commissioned officer in Social Work classifications or Social Work specialty codes in the Social Science, Psychology, and Welfare field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Six months of experience gathering information and/or submitting documentation related to a grant, preferably for a human service program.


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

Six months of experience managing or assisting with grant development for a public/private sector agency OR a human service program.

Six months of experience managing or assisting with writing/analyzing data reports for a grant, preferably for a human service program.


1. Candidates filling positions in this classification must be licensed by the Board of Social Work Examiners.

2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties are required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


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 eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position.  You may be asked to complete a supplemental questionnaire.  The supplemental questionnaire may be used as part of the rating process.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service is required prior to hire.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to, Department of Human Services, Examination Services Unit, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 135, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

All mailed documents must include the applicant's name and the job number and must be received by 5 P.M. on the closing date.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please email requested information only to  Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please call 410-767-7416. 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

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

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.