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Agency Grants Specialist II

Race to the Top, Early Learning Challenge Grant Specialist

Recruitment #14-999999-579

Main Purpose of Job

This is a contractual position responsible for developing, implementing and managing a uniform invoice verification process to provide financial oversight for all grants and contracts for the Division of Early Childhood Development’s Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant as well as providing technical assistance for monitoring the financial and logistical aspect of financial procedures impacting grants and contracts for the division as a whole.

POSITION DUTIES

Develops, implements, and provides fiscal management for federal dollars awarded under the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) Grant which are issued as grants and contracts by the Division of Early Childhood Development; maintains and monitors timely processing of invoices, including periodic tracking of balances on requisitions and grants; independently provides timely, accurate and substantive assistance to DECD in terms of providing logistical support; develops and implements office procedures and processes for overall effective operations; acts as an intermediary between division and procurement for all solicitation for services regarding the RTT-ELC projects as well as maintains accurate financial records for headquarter, aid accounts, schedules and federal accounts; provides direct, specialized technical assistance to local school systems, head start agencies and the child care community financial officers, agency heads and other division employees.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Finance, Accounting or a related area.

EXPERIENCE:  Three (3) years of professional experience in grant evaluation and monitoring or budget preparation, development, presentation and execution.

NOTES:

1.Applicants may substitute graduate education in business, accounting, economics, finance, political science or public administration at a rate of 30 credit hours for each year of experience.

2.  Applicants may substitute additional experience on a year for year basis for the required education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of the principles, procedures, and practices of grants administration and financial appropriations; knowledge of financial practices and budget analysis for education programs; skill in using fiscal software packages and presenting accurate and concise reports; skill in managing multiple tasks; skill interpreting policies, procedures, laws and regulations; ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationship; ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

To apply for this position online go to http://jobaps.com/MD/jobs/msde which is the preferred method for submitting your application/attachments. Using this method will allow you to access the document for further recruitments for which you apply and to check that the documents have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. If you choose fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments. In addition, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: Agency Grants Specialist II, Early Learning Challenge Grant Specialist Position # CTR 05-15 (Jobaps #14-999999-579) First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS #.  

Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education Office of Human Resources 200 West Baltimore Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201  

Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitments only. If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budge and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850.  

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.    

Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and possible travel throughout the State are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.    

June 27, 2014, 5:00 pm --- Open Until Filled  

SELECTION PROCESS:  Please provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show that you satisfy 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 employment (eligible) list for at least one year. The examination will 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. Report all experience and education that is related to this position.


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