State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $31,286.00-$37,692.00 Yearly






A Beauty Operator is the full performance level of work in beauty care for patients in a State hospital, in the Maryland Department of Health.  Employees in this classification give permanents, haircuts, shampoos, and practice all other phases of beauty culture as an operator.  Employees in this classification are responsible for the cleanliness and safekeeping of beauty shop tools and equipment as set forth in the laws and regulations for the practice of cosmetology as controlled by the State Board of Cosmetologists.  Employees in this classification may give instructions to patient assistants in the elemental aspects of beauty culture 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 from a member of the nursing staff or other administrative personnel. 

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 beauty shop;

Calls on patients in a ward to shampoo hair, etc; Gives permanents, shampoos, haircuts, scalp treatments to patients;

Keeps combs, scissors, brushes, razors and other equipment sterile and in good working order;

Must wear standard uniform;

Keeps area clean and in good working order;

Requisitions beauty shop supplies;

May instruct patients in beautician techniques and personal hygiene;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of beautician techniques, methods and practices;

Knowledge of the proper use of lotions, oils, packs, creams, soaps, tints, etc.;

Knowledge of the procedure for waving shampooing, messaging, and manicuring; of equipment of sanitation;

Knowledge of elementary first aid;

Ability to work with and maintain a sympathetic attitude toward patients;

Ability to give simple instructions;

Ability to maintain order among patients; Ability to prepare and submit simple reports.


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


1. Applicants must possess a current Operator's license as issued by the Maryland State Board of Cosmetologists. Applicants must present evidence of current certification with the application.

2. Certification by the above board will be required before an application may be given permanent position. However, applicants who are eligible for certification will be admitted to the State examination if evidence of eligibility is presented with the application.

3. Applicants must maintain licensure with the Maryland State Board of Cosmetologists. Employees in this classification who do not currently possess the necessary Operator's 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 Established

Aug 17 1977 12:00AM

Date Revised

November 17, 2017


Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 000138; EST: 8/17/1977; REV: 11/17/2017;

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