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Recruitment #17-004523-0008


This is a recruitment for a full-time contractual position.




Garrett County Department of Social Services

Finance Unit

12578 Garrett Highway

Oakland MD 21550

Main Purpose of Job

This position works in the Finance Unit of the Garrett County Department of Social Services responsible for handling various recordkeeping and tracking of financial data using multiple accounting systems and Excel.


Tracks inventory; handles receiving and supply orders and serves as the point person for facilities management; assists as needed with fleet management, inventory/asset management, critical coverage and separation of duties for daily financial transactions. Minimal travel is required.


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.


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.


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

One year experience working with Microsoft Word and creating Excel spreadsheets for accounting related purposes. 

Must be detail oriented and highly organized. 

Must be willing to travel when necessary.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  It is important that you report all related education and experience that is relevant to this recruitment and the desired or preferred qualifications.  All information concerning your qualifications, including a copy of your diploma or transcripts must be provided if selected for an interview.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list. 


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents.  As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.


Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. If the online application process is not available, please send your paper application to:

Garrett County Dept of Social Services

Attention: Human Resources

12578 Garrett Highway

Oakland, Maryland 21550

For questions concerning this position, please call 301-533-3028. Do not submit unsolicited documentation. Resumes and copies of diplomas are not required.

The paper application must be received by 5 PM on the closing date for the recruitment.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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