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Recruitment #24-004549-0028


Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) provides guidance, analysis, outreach, and support to ensure that all the state’s natural resources, built environment and public assets are preserved and protected to achieve its goals for economic, community and environmental vitality.

Planning sees Maryland cities, towns, and communities as attractive, vibrant places to live, work, play and learn. They grow in ways that add value to the landscape and provide opportunity for new enterprises. Our natural, cultural, and historic resources are catalysts that strengthen and renew economic and community development. Planning’s actions will change Maryland for the better.

Local government - with its residents - invests time and resources in creating a vision for how they want their communities to look in the future. They are in the best position to achieve these local aspirations through comprehensive plans, ordinances, and local planning.

Planning stands ready to assist in bringing our full portfolio of professional staff, data resources and programmatic assistance. 

Part of the Maryland Department of Planning, the Maryland Historical Trust serves as Maryland’s State Historic Preservation Office and administers The Maryland Heritage Areas Program. 

Maryland’s Heritage Areas are places to experience – to see, hear and even taste – the authentic heritage of Maryland in a unique way that you cannot experience anywhere else. 

In Heritage Areas individuals, businesses, non-profits and governments form partnerships to preserve the best of Maryland's historic sites and towns, unspoiled natural landscapes and enduring traditions. 




301 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position serves as the Department’s Accountant Advanced as Agency Procurement Manager. An Accountant Advanced is the advanced level of work examining, analyzing, and interpreting accounting systems, records, and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles in order to modify and maintain agency accounting systems, prepare financial reports or statements and give fiscal advice to management. Employees in this classification perform specialized duties in the areas of cost accounting, systems accounting, federal fund accounting or bond and loan accounting. To procure equipment, services, construction, supplies, information technology, and other needs, which must be obtained through the competitive or negotiated procurement process. Employees in this classification are responsible for soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, and awarding contracts, according to State Procurement laws, procedures, and regulations, as well as maintaining contracts by assuring compliance with terms and conditions. Procure computer related hardware, software, supplies, and services for the Department of Planning; develop procurement solicitations, Invitations for Bids (IFB), procurement contracts and when, necessary, amendments to existing contracts; serve as primary Telecommunications Officer responsible for all application telecommunications issues, such as providing new staff withtelephone equipment, providing user training, monitoring staff changes to assure currency of telecommunication operations and to manage all inventory of State property in the Department of Planning.


Performs advanced level cost accounting, systems accounting, federal fund accounting or bond and loan accounting in the preparation of financial records, reports, and statements for use by management. Plans, coordinates, leads and review the procurement work.   

Applies the principles of cost accounting, systems accounting, federal fund accounting or bond and loan accounting to develop and implement detailed accounting systems not available in general accounting systems. 

Trains Agency Procurement Specialists: Instructs State contact managers in proper contract management techniques and/or assists with or manages contracts after award.  

Interprets and applies funding source laws and regulations to specific agency fiscal matters. 

Meets with agency management and program managers to discuss and resolve advanced level accounting problems and issues. 

May design data entry forms and prepare computer user manuals to guide agency and field fiscal staff in electronic accounting record-keeping.

May assess the fiscal operations of an agency to identify accounting functions which would benefit from automation. May test the adequacy of automated accounting systems by evaluating the reliability and effectiveness of internal controls.  

Leads the entire life cycle of procurement/ contract process that includes, identifying need, pre-solicitation, solicitation, review-evaluation, award, and contract administration.


Education: A Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university, including or supplemented by three credit hours in auditing.

Experience: Three years of experience examining, analyzing and interpreting accounting systems, records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles.


1. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with thirty credit hours in Accounting and related courses, including or supplemented by three credit hours in auditing for the required education.

2. Applicants who have met the requirements for admission to the CPA examination prior to July 1, 1974 will be considered to have met the educational requirement referenced above.

3. Possession of a certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or a master's degree in accounting from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

4. Applicants may substitute one year of professional auditing experience for one year of the required experience.

5. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the Accounting Officer classification or Financial Management specialty codes in the Accounting field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.



Preferred Qualifications:

Experience using Maryland's Financial Management Information System (FMIS)
Experience using Maryland’s Maryland Marketplace Advantage (MMA) 

Experience performing the full range of procurement functions and duties in a Maryland state agency. 


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 employment (eligible) 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.



For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service needs to be provided before hire.

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  

We will not consider information submitted after this date.  

The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are not able to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to: 

Department of Budget and Management 
Recruitment and Examination Division 
301 W. Preston St., Suite 608 
Baltimore, MD  21201 

Attn:  For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410 767-7950. 

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the on-line or paper application.  

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

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling 410-767-3623. 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.  

Bilingual applicants are also encouraged to apply. 

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