Agency Grants Specialist II (Program Fiscal Coordinator)

Maryland Department of Health   Baltimore, MD   Full-time     Project Management
Posted on September 17, 2022
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Main Purpose Of Job

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH)'s Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA)'s mission is to improve the health of Marylanders by reducing the transmission of infectious diseases. The mission of the Center for Tuberculosis (TB) Control and Prevention (CTBCP) is to control the spread of TB in Maryland, prevent new infections and increase the access of people diagnosed with TB to care and treatment. CTBCP works closely with the Maryland Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Consortium (TBESC) staff, in partnership with others, to monitor and assess the diagnosis and treatment of latent TB infection in community-oriented settings. The Center for Global Migration and Immigrant Health (CGMIH) is a key partner in the monitoring and evaluation of recent immigrants for infectious diseases (including TB), in order to ensure appropriate linkage to care, treatment and prevention of transmission to other state residents.

Reporting to the CTBCP Chief, this position will provide administrative fiscal support to CTBCP, TBESC and CGMIH by providing oversight of required financial processes from local health departments (LHDs) and other vendors. This position will also develop and maintain program expenditure databases, as well as provide oversight of 1222 grants; inter-agency agreements; memorandums of agreements; the Unified Funding Document (UFD) awards to LHDs and community partners; and, the management of Maryland's TB Medication Procurement Program for LHDs. This position will require the oversight and management of fiscally-complex federal cooperative agreements; awards with multiple projects and budget periods; and, sub-grantees, including other MDH administrations, LHDs, community-based organizations, other State agencies, scientific partners, and medication vendors.

This position will have frequent interactions with various internal and external partners, in order to compile, review and process grant applications; provide oversight of expenditures; compile/contribute to, and submit, required reports; and, provide direction to sub-grantees on required budget or other fiscal documentation. Furthermore, this position will be responsible for the procurement of medications for Maryland LHDs which treat TB patients, as well as for maintaining a tracking system that will allow for the prompt payment of invoices, the review of quarterly LHD inventory, and the monitoring of expenses. Finally, this person will participate in program-specific fiscal projections; serve as a liaison to both PHPA's Office of Budget and Management and federal agencies (e.g., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)); and, provide information to program staff, as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: Seven years of experience in grant evaluation and monitoring, or budget preparation, presentation and execution.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and three years of experience in grant evaluation and monitoring, or budget preparation, presentation and execution, for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute graduate education from an accredited college or university in Accounting; Business Administration; Economics; Finance; Political Science; or, Public Administration, at a rate of 30 credit hours for five years of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a Commissioned Officer in the Budget Officer classifications or Financial Management specialty codes in the Budgeting field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The desired candidate should have experience using computer software to develop and track data regarding financial expenditures. He/she should also have experience monitoring a health program's performance, as well as experience collaborating with various vendors, including Local Health Departments (LHDs), academic institutions, and other partners. 
 
Additionally, the desired candidate should have experience assessing and taking the appropriate steps to resolve payment and/or procurement issues. Finally, the desired candidate should have experience working with federal grants and State contracts, along with experience using the Financial Management Information System (FMIS).
 
All applications must be submitted online by September 30, 2022, at 11:59:00 PM.
 
Apply to Recruitment#: 22-000807-0005
 
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