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EDUCATION PROGRAM SPECIALIST I

SPECIAL EDUCATION FISCAL ANALYST

Recruitment #14-005055-007

GRADE

21

LOCATION OF POSITION

200 WEST BALTIMORE STREET
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The position serves to provide direct fiscal support to the Assistant State Superintendent in the management of branch operating budgets, budget creation and over the target budget requests, and legislative session preparation, including all fiscal note responses and completion of the necessary legislative agenda notebooks for the Division; to provide direction, support, and technical assistance for the financial responsibilities of the Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services (DSE/EIS) in the areas of grants administration; and to provide direction and oversight in the areas of preparing budget proposals, auditing budgetary procedures, and reviewing/approving of submitted documents, including update and maintenance of the Division Fiscal procedures Manual and staff training therein.

POSITION DUTIES

1. Supports preparation of annual Division budget, including completion of all over-the-target budget requests.

2. Completes all legislative fiscal note responses and oversee completion, maintenance, and updating of all Division annual fiscal legislative session notebooks.

3. Prepares designated monthly reports of grant fund status by initiative, recipient, statewide, and grant period.

4. Reviews completed annual federal Part B and Part C application for accuracy.

5. Oversight of Division 5 year planning process for Part B 611 and Part B 619 and management of Division Branch budgets

6. Provides leadership and participate as an active member of Division finance groups and teams, including the monthly Finance Workgroup.

7. Provides support to Division staff in the interpretation and application federal guidance, OMB Circulars, and federal and State regulations, including CFR, COMAR, EDGAR, and IDEA, and provides IDEA Grant Management Leadership and Support.

8.  Provides assistance in grant development, assessment, and evaluation reports.

9.  Researches and resolve grant fiscal issues and concerns.

10.  Provides support in assisting LSSs, PAs, IHEs, and Non-LSS grant recipients with fiscal issues.

11. Completes, maintains, and provides staff training of the Division Fiscal procedures Manual.

12. Acts as fiscal agent for the Children’s Cabinet Interagency Collaboration Fund.

13. Computes, maintains, communicates, and assures compliance with all federal and State regulations regarding State MOE.

14. Manages all State General Funds allocated through the DSE/EIS for programs for children with disabilities and their families.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:  A Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 post baccalaureate credit hours of course work in Accounting, Finance, Grants Administration, or a related field.       

EXPERIENCE:  Four (4) years of professional administrative experience in or affiliated with general accounting or financial management, with preference for fiscal management of federal grants and/or fiscal oversight of special education or other programs for individuals with disabilities and their families.  

NOTE:  Two additional years of experience as defined may substitute for the Master’s Degree.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Completion of the on-line application via the State's on-line application system is STRONGLY recommended.

Completed MSDE Paper Applications must be directed to:

Staff Employment Section
Office of Human Resources
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Fax to 410-333-8950

For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 visit the State of Maryland's Job application website http://www. dbm.maryland.gov/jobseekers/pages/jobseekershome.aspx

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

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