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Director of Budget and Administration

Recruitment #23-004532-0001


The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), is seeking an experienced and energetic individual to fill the position of Fiscal Services Administrator V (Director of Budget and Administration)  in their finance and Administration Unit. 

This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.




6 N. Liberty Street, 10th Floor, Baltimore, Maryland  21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as the Director of Budget and Administration and is responsible for developing and managing the agency’s overall budget, performing regular financial reviews of all departmental and programmatic budgets, managing all accounting and financial reporting transactions and payments, serving as the agency’s point person for all audits, and completing special projects as requested by the Assistant Secretary of Finance and Administration and the Secretary.


  • This position serves as the lead to ensure that all payroll transaction are processed properly and accurately. Advises the Assistant Secretary of Finance and Administration or the Secretary of fiscal and operational impact of personnel actions.
  • Serves as Legislative Auditor liaison. Coordinates audits, resolves audit issues and prepares form responses.  Develops corrective action plans and procedures to address legislative findings and recommendations. Serves as Commission’s Financial Management Information Systems Coordinator.
  • Administers Maryland Community College Optional Retirement Program.  Interprets related sections of the Annotated Code of Maryland, Code of Maryland Regulations, etc., and their impact on the program.  Makes necessary changes in policies, procedures and controls, performs audits of institutions to ensure proper reporting of employee’s salaries. 
  • Works collaboratively with MSDE liaison to maintain oversight of the agency’s facility including issues such as security, risk management, capital improvements and general maintenance. 
  • Completes annual fiscal year-end closeouts.  Ensures all financial obligations are satisfied in a timely manner, authorizes payroll disbursements, reviews and approves all procurements for appropriateness, compliance with laws and regulations and availability of funds, advises the Secretary of all financial matters related to the operation of the agency, directs the agency’s capital inventory system.
  • Reviews appeals submitted by independent certified public accountants and makes recommendations to the Assistant Secretary of Finance and Administration and/or Secretary, maintains a comprehensive knowledge of accounting methods utilized and required for private and governmental entities.  Serves as expert witness in administrative hearings and court proceedings.


Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field from an accredited college or university, a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with 30 credit hours in accounting and related courses, both options must be including or supplemented by 3 credit hours in auditing

Experience: Five years of experience examining, analyzing, and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles.  Two years of experience should include the supervision of professional or paraprofessional fiscal, accounting, payroll, budget, grants, and procurement staff.


Desired Qualifications:

Preferred candidates should possess the following:

·  Experience with financial accounting (including creating financial statements and disclosures) and analysis;

·  Experience with the State of Maryland and/or State accounting systems such as R*STARS; FMIS

·  Experience supervising subordinate staff (including assignment and review of work, performance evaluation, time and leave approval, training and employee discipline methods); and,

·  Experience with Microsoft Excel.


Employees in this classification may b assigned duties that require the operation of a motor vehicle.  Employees assigned such duties will be 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 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.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. RESUME REQUIRED with online application and can be uploaded as an attachment under the Resume Tab of the online application. Please combine all documents together as ONE attachment (resume, degree, etc.).  If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to:     

Department of Budget and Management

Recruitment and Examination Division    

301 W. Preston Street, Room 608

Baltimore, Maryland  21201

Recruitment #23-004532-0001

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

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.

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.

This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.A without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

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