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Recruitment #24-000989-0001






MDH, PHPA, WIC Program, Financial & Contract Management, Baltimore, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is the preparation and management of the annual operating budget and quarterly budget projections for both the State Fiscal Year and the Federal Fiscal Year for the Maryland WIC Program. Duties include developing and managing the budget, financial projections, expenditure management, federal reporting, account reconciliation, grant management, training and supervising the work of an Agency Budget Specialist and Administrative Officer III.

This position assists the Unit Chief in meeting the needs of the WIC Program to include initiating edits and revisions to written policies and procedures and COMAR, providing training and guidance to WIC Local Agencies and WIC staff, and special projects as specified by the Program.

This position will be eligible for hybrid telework with privileges determined with the employee at the time of hire.


Experience:  Nine years of experience in budget preparation, presentation and execution.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university and five years of experience in budget preparation, presentation and execution for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute graduate education from an accredited college or university in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, political science or public administration at a rate of 30 credit hours for five years of required experience.

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 experience.


Preferred candidates should possess the following:

  • Experience working in the areas such as financing and administration; auditing; federal program compliance; accounting. 
  • Experience and knowledge of FMIS including RSTARS and ADPICS. 
  • Experience in financial planning, budgeting, policy analysist, and data analysis. 
  • Experience reconciling accounting systems, locating and researching errors, tracing discrepancies to source documentation, making necessary adjustments and maintaining an audit trail. 
  • Experience in reviewing documentation, analyzing for program compliance and strong writing skills for reports. 
  • Strong analytical skills, including understanding of general accounting principles, mathematical and statistical concepts. 
  • Experience in supervising. 
  • Experience with MS Office applications (word, excel), Google Suites, and database software. 
  • Ability to work independently, in teams and under pressure. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask.
  • Strong attention to detail.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may 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. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

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 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

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.

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
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