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Recruitment #24-006728-0001


The Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) is a diverse, bilingual community who in partnership with families, provides an equitable and exemplary education in a nurturing, engaging, and challenging environment to ensure our students achieve personal excellence and become lifelong learners.  As such, we are looking for dedicated individuals who can join us to support the education of the children at MSD.

This is a twelve-month position in the Fiscal Department of the Frederick Campus of the Maryland School for the Deaf.




MSD, Frederick Campus, 101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21705


A Fiscal Accounts Technician II is the full performance level of work reconciling agency accounting systems to fiscal control systems or developing automated spreadsheets, ledgers and reports or identifying budget trends and recommending budget realignments.

This position is responsible for miscellaneous fiscal services which include transmittal of Accounts Payable, resolving vendor problems and disputes, managing fixed assets and equipment, overseeing the accurate and timely payments to vendors and other fiscal duties to help maintain a quality education for MSD students.

Examines financial data to identify interrelationships and trends and devises procedures to increase the reliability and usefulness of the data;

Designs report formats and summarizes financial data in periodic and special reports;

Meets with professional fiscal staff and program managers to discuss and resolve accounting and budgetary issues;

Provides technical guidance and direction concerning fiscal policies and procedures to fiscal clerical staff in various units of an agency;

May reconcile agency accounting systems to fiscal control systems on a periodic basis by comparing the reports of the two accounting systems, locating and researching differences, tracing discrepancies to source documents, making necessary adjustments and maintaining an audit trail;

May develop, update and implement automated spreadsheets, ledgers and reports for use by other fiscal staff including layout and user instructions using accounting software packages;

May assist in budget preparation by compiling prior necessary data and calculating current funding requests based on agency needs and adjustments for inflation and other variables;

May review budget submissions or financial statements from other agencies or grantees for completeness, accuracy and compliance with established procedures and regulations;

May maintain appropriations ledgers or grant ledgers and approve expenditures based on compliance with established guidelines and fund availability;

May recommend and process budget modifications, budget supplements and budget amendments; May prepare budget projections by compiling and reviewing past and current budget data and estimating future budget needs;

May prepare grant status of funding reports and request the drawdown of funds;

May assist in the training of subordinate Fiscal Accounts Clerks and clerical support staff;

Provides contract assistance to Procurement Officer.

Performs other related duties.


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

Experience: Four years of experience reviewing, verifying, recording, adjusting and balancing financial transactions.

1. Experience calculating and recording financial, statistical or other numerical data may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required high school education.

2. Six credit hours in accounting from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

3. A minimum of five courses or six months of accounting-related training in a vocational training program in subjects such as journalizing transactions, analyzing transactions into debits and credits, posting to a general ledger, payroll, bank reconciliations, accounts payable, and accounts receivable may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

4. 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.


Willing to learn American Sign Language.

Working knowledge of FMIS.

Experience with and/or knowledge of State of Maryland General Accounting Procedures.


New hires are subject to a criminal background investigation at their own expense.  (Maryland Code, Family Law Article 1, Sections 5-560-568)

Candidates will need to provide three letters of recommendation with their application.


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.  If you are unable to apply online, you may submit via mail, e-mail, fax, or deliver in person before the closing date and time.  Please include your name and recruitment number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application. Additional or supplemental information must be submitted by the closing date and time. Application inquiries or supplemental information can be directed to the following:

Mailing Address: Maryland School for the Deaf Recruitment Department, P. O. Box 894, Columbia, MD 21044


Phone: 410-696-3031, TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

Fax: 410-696-3084

Individuals from traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.  We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

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