Business Services Specialist

The University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
Aug 03, 2022
Sep 07, 2022
Administrative, Other
Full Time

Business Services Specialist

Position Number: 118098

Hiring Range Max: $51,952.00 Hiring Range Min: $43,293.00

Position Summary/Purpose of Position: The Business Services Specialist serves as the Assistant to the Director of ESSIC and assists with business/administrative work for the ESSIC Business Office. This position will be a member of the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center Business Office (EBO)under the direction of the EBO Associate Director of Financial & Administration. Procurement/Travel and Financial processing along with file management for the department.

Minimum Qualifications: EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED.

EXPERIENCE: Six years progressively responsible experience in a combination of budgeting, accounting, payroll, purchasing, and personnel work. Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Preferences: Experience supporting a Senior Leader or department head. Experience with Kuali. Financial Systems and Demonstrated proficiency in Excel. Experience at a higher education institution. -Knowledge of and experience with UMD systems preferred.


-Must have the ability to demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate by phone, video, electronic media, and written correspondence in a clear and professional manner.

-Demonstrated organizational skills with keen attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment is required.

-Must have demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate with people at all levels within the organization.

-Demonstrated experience with Google Suite, Microsoft Office, and cloud-based collaborative file sharing products.

- Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace.

-Must be self-motivated detail oriented and have the ability to work effectively within a busy environment.

Physical Demands: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Vaccine Protocol: The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Posting Date: 7/25/2022

Closing Date: 8/15/2022

Campus/College Information: Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world. Background Checks: Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Diversity Statement: The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions

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