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Chief Financial Officer

Recruitment #23-005240-0001



The Maryland Department of Emergency Management (MDEM) is looking for a diligent, detail-oriented individual who is excited about making Maryland a safer place to live and work.

MDEM’s mission is to proactively reduce disaster risks and reliably manage consequences through collaborative work with Maryland’s communities and partners. MDEM is the Department of State government with primary responsibility and authority for emergency preparedness policy, and for coordinating hazard mitigation, incident response, and disaster recovery. MDEM is a national leader in Emergency Management that provides Maryland residents, organizations, and emergency management partners with expert information, programmatic activities, and leadership in the delivery of financial, technical, and physical resources “to shape a resilient Maryland where communities thrive.” We do this by being Maryland's designated source of official risk reduction and consequence management information.

NOTE: This position operates within an on-call rotating schedule according to assignment within the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to attend to all emergencies on a statewide 24/7 basis. This may involve working 12-hour shifts and extended periods of time in support of 24-hour consequence management activities.




7229 Parkway Dr Hanover, MD 21076
7450 Traffic Dr, Hanover, MD 21076 (COOP Site)
1 E Rolling Crossroads, Catonsville, MD 21228, USA (COOP Site)

Main Purpose of Job

Position duties include, but are not limited to, serving as the Agency Chief of business operations and budget director. As part of these duties, the position works closely with the Chief Program Management Officer in the capacity of the State Administrative Agents (SAA), approving, auditing, and coordinating project management of all funding programs within MDEM. Additionally, collaborating with the Assistant Attorney General (AAG), designs and implements policies and procedures to ensure compliance with State and Federal funding and reporting requirements. These duties include interpretation of laws, rules and regulations, creating and analyzing budget and fiscal strategies. The position oversees the day-to-day operations of the Finance Branch, Procurement, and Budget Analysts. To include preparation and submission of the annual budget request that includes detailed analysis of prior spending patterns, workload changes, MDEM initiatives and coordination of departmental requests. This task is highly technical, requiring knowledge and application of State and Federal budget regulations and procedures. The position will interact regularly with MDEM Executive Staff, the Governor’s Office, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and other state agencies as well as local government officials, with respect to proper management of State and Federal funding. The position shall provide policy recommendations to the Secretary of Emergency Management and other members of senior leadership with respect to all funds management, overseeing and day-to-day management of the Agency budget and shall coordinate with the Chief Program Management Officer and the fiscal staff to ensure compliance. Serves on various Departmental management and strategic planning committees as requested. During emergency events and situations, the position is required to report to the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) to support all financial aspects of a state response, to include but not limited to, Public Assistance, Individual Assistance, Hazard Mitigation, Preparedness Grants, and other fiscal programs which support recovery efforts. The position is considered to be an Emergency Essential employee.


Education: A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university or a minimum of four years management experience.


Experience: Six years of experience in fiscal administrative or professional work. A minimum of two years of experience in business development, budget planning and implementing processes and procedures. A minimum of two years supervising a finance team and an additional two years of supervisory experience. A minimum of two years of experience managing state budget, federal grant, special funds and reimbursable funds.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which 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.


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

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 placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Emergency Management, 5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258, or Jesse Myers at 443-381-4436, or

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

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