State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $44,534.00-$73,611.00 Yearly






An Employee Training Specialist Trainee is the entry level of work in the technical phases of employee development and training.  Employees in this classification 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 other positions.

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.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification.

The Employee Training Specialist Trainee, Employee Training Specialist I and Employee Training Specialist 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. The Employee Training Specialist II performs the full range of duties and responsibilities 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.


Knowledge of general governmental operations;

Knowledge of standard interviewing techniques;

Knowledge of business English and grammatical construction;

Ability to analyze technical problems and to present material in a clear, understandable form;

Ability to assess situations and people;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.


Experience: Four years of experience planning and conducting employee development and training.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university for the required experience.

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 experience.




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.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions. Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is assigned to Bargaining Unit G, Engineering, Scientific and Administrative Professionals classes. As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining. Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Employees in this classification are eligible to receive overtime compensation.  An employee who works more than the normal workweek is entitled to be compensated for that overtime as provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305.

This classification is one level in a Non-Competitive Promotion (NCP) series.  NCP promotions are promotions by which employees may advance in grade and class level from trainee to full performance level in a classification series. In order to be non-competitively promoted to the next level in a NCP series an employee must: 1) perform the main purpose of the class as defined in the Nature of Work section of the class specification; 2) receive the type of supervision defined in the class specification, and 3) meet the minimum qualifications of the classification.  

Date Established

Jul 1 2004 12:00AM

Date Revised

January 5, 2022

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 000011; EST: 7/1/2004; REV: 1/5/2022;

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