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FISCAL ACCOUNTS TECHNICIAN II

Recruitment #17-004523-0006

Introduction

This is a position specific recruitment for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Finance and Administrative Services. This recruitment will be used to fill current vacancies for the position and may be used to fill future vacancies in the same classification/function. Future vacancies may also be filled via other recruitments. The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year.

GRADE

11

LOCATION OF POSITION

MD Department of Natural Resources Headquarters, 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD

Main Purpose of Job

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Finance and Administrative Services, is currently accepting applications for a Fiscal Accounts Technician II. The primary purpose of this position is to manage the Accounts Receivable automated billing system for the entire DNR by preparing invoices from billing requests for services rendered and ensuring accounting codes are accurate.

The incumbent will maintain records of receivables and unpaid accounts according to policies and regulations of the Maryland Central Collection Unit. In addition, the incumbent will manage the DNR Working Fund account, issuing salary advances, travel advances and other emergency expenditures for the entire agency.

Additional duties will include:

  • auditing returned expense accounts and receipts prior to submitting to the General Accounting Division for reimbursement
  • ensuring all policies, procedures and COMAR regulations are followed
  • maintaining a database of permanent advances for over 50 field offices of petty cash, change funds or checking accounts, including the reconciliation of those accounts to the Maryland State Treasurer's Office's records

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: One year of experience reconciling agency accounting systems to fiscal control systems or developing automated spreadsheets, ledgers and reports using accounting software packages or identifying budget trends and recommending budget realignments.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute experience calculating and recording financial, statistical or other numerical data may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience in Financial Clerical/Finance Technicians classifications or specialty codes in the financial field of work at a rate of one year of military experience for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following.  Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualification(s).

Experience with automated billing systems is preferred.

Attention to detail is preferred.

Excellent customer service skills are preferred.

Good verbal and written communication skills are preferred.

SELECTION PROCESS

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. This recruitment does not require any additional materials to be uploaded. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application. Please do not submit unsolicited documentation (resumes, transcripts, cover letters, etc.).

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be scheduled to take a Microsoft Word and Excel assessment test. Those applicants who pass the assessment test will continue through the selection process.

Successful candidates may be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The examination will consist of a Microsoft Word and Excel test to be administered on site at 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you will receive notice of the examination time via the email address. You must show for the examination and pass the examination to be eligible for employment. 

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online application is STRONGLY preferred. If online access is unavailable, you may submit a paper application to:

Department of Natural Resources

Human Resources

580 Taylor Avenue, C-3

Annapolis, MD 21401

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. The Human Resource Department is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Specific inquiries regarding this recruitment can be directed to Crystal Wilson at crystal.wilson1@maryland.gov

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

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

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

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