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Recruitment #21-000807-0008


This is a position specific recruitment for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake and Coastal Service. This recruitment will be used to fill current vacancies for the position and may be used to fill future vacancies in the same classification/function. Future vacancies may also be filled via other recruitments. The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year.




Annapolis, MD (Anne Arundel County)


This position serves as an Agency Grants Specialist for the Waterway Improvement (WWI) Fund Capital dollars and State Special Funds. The position will also work with federal programs managed within Chesapeake and Coastal Service (CCS) including Federal USFWS Sport Fish Restoration Boating Access Program, Boating Infrastructure Program, and Clean Vessel Act Pumpout Program. The position manages fiscal records for the WWI Capital Program and Federal Boating Programs, which includes Grants to Local Governments, Engineering and Construction Waterway State Projects and Shore Erosion Control. The position provides financial oversight for $25 million in current state and federal grant awards. The position creates and uses Excel spreadsheets, WebFocus and R*STARS to ensure accuracy and completeness with daily transaction entry and updates for use by Engineering and Construction, Natural Resources Police, Fishing and Boating Services, Shore Erosion, and Chesapeake and Coastal Service staff.

Duties include:
• Preparation of grant and contract documents
• Preparation and maintenance of fiscal tracking spreadsheets
• Tracking and reconciliation of expenses and revenue
• Review and approval of invoices
• Gathering, analysis and reporting of financial data in the Capital Budget Information System


Education: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Three years of experience in grant evaluation and monitoring or budget preparation, presentation and execution.


1. Applicants may substitute graduate education in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, political science or public administration at a rate of 30 semester hours for each year of the required experience.

2. Applicants may substitute additional experience as defined above 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 Budget Officer classifications or Financial Management specialty codes in the Budgeting field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.


Applicants must meet the minimum and selective qualifications to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

One year of the required experience must include preparation and maintenance of fiscal tracking spreadsheets.


1. Experience using a financial management system.

2. Experience using Microsoft Excel to create spreadsheets and track expenses and revenue.

3. Experience working with various budgets and grant funding associated with State, Federal and non-governmental grant programs, or funding sources.

4. Experience working with government, non-governmental organizations, and private contractors in relation to grant funded projects.  


Please make sure 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 may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

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


Your application is part of the examination process. The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of this position. The rating will be based on the information provided on your application. Therefore, it is important you provide all the experience and education related to this position completely and accurately.



The online application is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to: Department of Natural Resources, Human Resources, 580 Taylor Avenue, C-3 Annapolis, MD 21401. The Human Resources unit is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at

Inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Crystal Wilson at

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Candidates with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 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.