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Recruitment #24-004523-0007


Department of Juvenile Services

Mission Statement: To transform young people’s lives, create safer communities, and forge more equitable systems through community-based

partnerships that hold youth accountable while building on their strengths and support systems. 

Vision Statement: Providing pathways to success for youth and families through partnerships across Maryland.




This position will be based in one of the following locations:

Charles Hickey School (Baltimore County)

9700 Old Harford Road

Parkville, MD

Cheltenham Youth Detention Center (Prince George’s County)

11003 Frank Tippett Road

Cheltenham, MD


The main purpose of this position is to manage the business functions of the agency within budget & finance. The functions include accounts payable, student funds, banking and other fiscal operations related to the operations within budget & finance for HQ, Facility, and Community Programs.

Duties for this position may include, but not be limited to the following:

· Examining financial data within FMIS and agency records to identify trends and devise procedures for increased reliability
· Collaborating with agency professionals to resolve accounting issues and obtain necessary approvals, and confirm services were completed and/or supplies were received prior to entering vendor invoices into FMIS
· Developing, updating, and implementing automated spreadsheets for FMIS document posting
· Reconciling invoices to agency accounting systems and preparing documents for transmittal to the State Comptroller's Office
· Providing technical guidance on fiscal policies and procedures to invoice approvers
· Designing report formats and summarizing financial data, particularly in reconciling Student Funds biweekly
· Reviewing financial statements for accuracy and compliance, recommending budget modifications, and preparing budget projections
· Processing working fund requests, issuing checks, and assisting in fund reconciliation

· Maintaining records in compliance with state records management policy


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: One (1) year of experience reconciling agency accounting systems to fiscal control systems or developing automated spreadsheets, ledgers and reports using accounting software packages or identifying budget trends and recommending budget realignments.

Notes:1. Candidates may substitute experience calculating and recording financial, statistical or other numerical data may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience in Financial Clerical/Finance Technicians classifications or specialty codes in the financial field of work at a rate of one year of military experience for the required experience.


The preferred candidate for this position will possess any of the following:
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience processing invoices through FMIS (or similar system)
  • Minimum of six (6) months of experience in cash collection and reconciliation to a running ledger
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience using Microsoft Excel (or similar software)


This recruitment is limited to all current Maryland State Government employees only.


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 may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.


The assessment will be a rating of your application based on your education, training, and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please report all related experience and education. For education obtained outside the U.S., you will be required to provide proof of the equivalent American education as determined by a Foreign Credential Evaluation service.

Please complete the supplemental questionnaire, if applicable. They will be used when rating applications. Please note that your answers on the supplemental questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit. Missing supplemental questionnaires may affect application ratings.

If you are a Veteran applying for this position, please submit your DD 214 Long Form with your application to receive proper credit.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to the address below, or fax a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to the fax number below. You must include on each page of the attachment your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin and the last four (4) digits of your SS#. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted. Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit
217 E Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Attn: Mr. Townes
Fax number 410-333-4188
TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact DJS Office of Human Resources at Include the Recruitment Title/Number that is located at the top of the bulletin.

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

DJS values the experience gained by Veterans while serving our country. Veterans are welcome to apply for all current recruitments.

Bilingual applicants are welcome to apply for all recruitments.

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