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Recruitment #24-004551-0007


MDEM is looking for a diligent, detail-oriented individual who is excited about making Maryland a safer place to live and work by assisting with the Department’s 9-1-1 Board.

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 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

An Accountant Supervisor I is the supervisory level of work examining, analyzing, and interpreting accounting systems, records, and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles to modify and maintain agency accounting systems, prepare financial reports or statements, and give fiscal advice to management. This position supervises Accounts Payable and Receivable, with each fiscal unit possessing an Accountant II and I.

Serves as the Accountant Supervisor I for the 9-1-1 Board. The main purpose of this position is to manage accurate and timely accounting related to the processing of monthly telephone service providers’ receipts and disbursements of the county shares of the Maryland 9-1-1 fees. Responsible for interpretation and application of fiscal plans and policies such as budget analysis regarding 9-1-1 Board expenditures and revenues, purchasing or contract administration in addition to the analysis of operational and administrative procedures with recommendations for improvements, coordination of standard administrative processes and personnel enhancement with attention to growth and professional development. Responsible for being organized, detail-oriented, and able to problem-solve matters relative to the strategic mission of the 9-1-1 Board. Employee work is evaluated regarding timelines, quality, and completeness of responsibilities/assigned projects. Responsible for providing effective leadership to the fiscal units on a daily basis. Responsible for demonstrating and enforcing rules, policies, and standards of practice regarding equal opportunity, workplace violence, sexual harassment/assault, and bullying.

The Maryland Department of Emergency Management (MDEM) is the ONLY agency of the State government with primary responsibility and authority for emergency preparedness policy and for coordinating statewide hazard mitigation, incident response, and disaster recovery. This position is an “Emergency Essential Employee.”


Cost Accounting: Proper distribution of revenues and expenditures by PCAs (Fund, Program, Subprogram) and Object for the 9-1-1 Trust Fund, county shares, wired and wireless (including prepaid) vendor activities, and county awards. Prepare reports, budgets and expenditure projections using proper Fund, Programs and Objects. Advise the Board of these activities and results.

Performs all fiscal services for the Maryland 9-1-1 Board in accordance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures prescribed by a Chief Financial Officer and other fiscal staff at the Maryland Department of Emergency Management.

Directly manages the preparation of the operating budget by reviewing program requests for format, fund limitations and compliance with departmental and 9-1-1 Board instructions and by calculating and verifying actual expenditures and budget figures. Compiles supporting fiscal and statistical data for presentation of the budget to the Executive Director. Maintain spreadsheets and accounts to assure control of cash balance of the fund.

Modifies and implements manual and automated fiscal systems in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and departmental guidelines and oversees accounting operations. Prepares and analyzes periodic and special reports to meet 9-1-1 Board funding source requirements and to keep the Executive Director advised of the fiscal status of the Board.

Conducts the annual fiscal year-end closeout in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Analyzes and interprets all directives from the State Treasurer’s Office and all agencies within the Comptroller’s Office. The Executive Director’s approval dictates internal procedures for resolving requests from those agencies concerning the 9-1-1 Board.

Provide support to Maryland 9-1-1 Board members by assisting with inquiries made regarding payments from their respective grant programs. This includes, but is not limited to, payment status, current expenditure totals, and responding to vendor payment-related questions.

Respond to annual audit requests for information from various firms for documentation related to grant payments to jurisdictions and State agencies by providing the necessary FMIS screens and deriving spreadsheets from FMIS.


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

Experience: Four 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 accounting 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.  


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications. 

1. Supervisory experience in Accounts receivables and collections. 
2. Experience with internal audits.  
3. Experience with RSTARS (Relational Statewide Accounting & Reporting System).  
4. Experience with FMIS (Financial Management Information Systems).


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF COMPLETING THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION. All information concerning your qualifications including any required certifications 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 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.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Maryland 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 call Kiara Jones at 410-702-3714 or email at .

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.

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