State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $36,676.00-$57,787.00 Yearly




An Employee Training Specialist Trainee is the entry level of work in the technical phases of employee development and training. An employee in this class performs technical duties as part of the employee training and development program of a State agency with an established training program. Employees in this classification do not supervise.

Employees in this classification receive close supervision from a higher level training specialist, but once the technical phase of the work is learned, the employee operates more independently in conducting training courses, usually involving supervisory and clerical training. As experience is gained, the employee becomes engaged in training programs involving greater scope and complexity. Responsibilities also include performing limited research, interviewing and related personnel work as directed. Employees in this class do not generally maintain contact with program chiefs, except when specifically directed.

The Employee Training Specialist Trainee, I and II are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. The Employee Training Specialist Trainee learns to perform duties under close supervision, the Employee Training Specialist I performs duties under close supervision at times and under general supervision at other times depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed and the Employee Training Specialist II performs the full range of duties under general supervision.


Conducts training classes usually supervisory and clerical training;

Reviews training manuals, training aides and materials and consults with supervisory personnel as to necessary revisions;

Evaluates books, pamphlets and periodicals for pertinent information;

Evaluates and adapts valuable information to operating procedures for inclusion in training courses;

Prepares charts, graphs, posters and other training materials, as requested;

Contacts program chiefs as assigned to obtain information for training purposes;

Assists in the study of agency operations to determine training needs;

May conduct routine counseling interviews;

Assists in developing training manuals and guides;

Performs other related duties.


General knowledge of governmental operations; of standard interviewing techniques; of English and grammatical construction; Ability to analyze technical problems and to present material in a clear, understandable form; to size up situations and people; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships.


Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

 Experience: None.


1. Additional experience in planning, conducting or coordinating training or staff development activities may substitute on a year for year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in education and training classification or education and training specialty codes in the education and training field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.





Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Established

Jul 1 2004 12:00AM

Date Revised


Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 000011; EST: 7/1/2004; REV: 9/1/2014;

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