State of Maryland

BARBER (#000136)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $23,977.00-$36,952.00 Yearly






A Barber is the full performance level of work cutting hair, shaving and other related tonsorial work for patients in a State hospital.  Employees in this classification are responsible for the cleanliness and safekeeping of barbers tools and equipment. In areas recognized by the State Board of Barber Examiners, employees in this classification are eligible to instruct patient assistants in the barbering trade, where the patient has been assigned as part of the therapy program. Employees in this classification do not supervise other hospital personnel.

Employees in this classification work under general supervision according to prescribed schedules established by the agency administrative staff for the hours and areas of practice.

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


Participates in the operation of an institutional barber shop;

Visits patients in a ward to perform tonsorial work;

Shaves, cuts hair, and gives shampoos, massages, and scalp treatments to patients;

Sterilizes combs, clippers, scissors, razors and other equipment sterile and keeps all in good working order;

Keeps shop in a clean and sanitary condition;

Requisitions barber supplies;

May instruct assistants in the barbering trade;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of barbering techniques, methods and practices;

Knowledge of the proper use and care of barber tools and equipment;

Knowledge of the methods used to keep tools and equipment in sterile condition;

Knowledge of elementary first aid;

Ability to give simple instructions;

Ability to maintain order with patients;

Ability to prepare and submit simple reports.


Determined by the licensing requirements set by the Maryland State Board of Barber Examiners in the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.


1. Applicants must be currently licensed as a Master Barber by the Maryland State Board of Barber Examiners.

2. Applicants must present evidence of a Master Barber license with the application.  Possession of only an apprentice license will not be accepted as meeting the minimum requirements for this classification.

3. Applicants must maintain licensure with the State Board of Barber Examiners.  Employees in this classification who do not currently possess the Master Barber license will be subject to removal from the position.


Some positions in this classification are assigned duties which will require the individual to be examined by a physician. After an offer of employment is extended, applicants for such positions will be given a medical examination to certify the ability to perform the essential job functions.


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 A, Labor and Trades classes.  As provided by the 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 the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305.    

Date Revised

October 20, 2017

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 000136; EST: ; REV: 10/20/2017;

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