State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $47,364.00-$78,528.00 Yearly






An Employee Training Specialist I is the intermediate level of work in the technical phases of employee development and training.  Employees in this classification plan, develop, integrate and administer a training program of a generalized nature for clerical, supervisory and managerial personnel.  Employees in this classification, in instances where training programs of highly technical nature are already established, coordinates such programs with program chiefs and administrative staff of the agency to adequately meet the agency’s specific needs.  Employees in this classification, where training programs do not exist, assist program chiefs in establishing programs advising them of training needs, resources, and methods.  Employees in this classification also assist management officials in determining long-range training requirements and are responsible for developing and implementing training programs to meet those needs.  Employees in this classification make recommendations to the supervisor for possible improvements in training methods, for course content, coverage, facilities and equipment, the selection of candidates for training, need for new programs, and the selection of subject matter specialists as instructors.  Employees in this classification are in frequent contact with program chiefs as well as other training specialists, both in government and private industry.  Employees in this classification may provide supervision and guidance to other full time training personnel and special instructors, as well as clerical support.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a designated personnel officer, training director or other management official.  Work effectiveness is determined through written reports, conferences and evaluation of the effectiveness of training programs under the employee’s supervision.  In addition to the primary responsibility of employee development and training, the employee may also perform related personnel work.

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.


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

Participates in the planning of all agency training programs;

Develops and administers training programs of a generalized nature such as conducting induction training courses covering orientation, work procedures, interpretation of administrative rules and regulations;

Conducts supervisory management training courses;

Evaluates the effectiveness of training courses in terms of employee participation and for results achieved;

Coordinates the various specialized technical and professional training programs of the agency through conferences with program chiefs, determining specific needs of such programs, advising on training methods as well as systematic approach to training;

Develops or assists in developing training manuals and guides;

Plans and supervises a rotational program for new employees;

Plans, develops and promotes a safety program for the agency; prepares safety manuals and other related material;

Makes recommendations for future changes and modifications of training programs and safety programs;

Maintains a library of training and safety materials;

Travels throughout the State and establishes field training and safety programs;

Coordinates the training and safety programs of the agency with other training programs in the State, as necessary;

May conduct occasional counseling interviews and assist supervisors in setting up transfers and promotions of employees;

May be in charge of safety program requiring review of agency operations to determine safety requirements;

May represent the agency at various schools and other professional groups relating to matters of training and safety;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of the objectives of employee training, its role in public administration and its relationship to the personnel functions;

Knowledge of standard training methods, techniques and materials available for use in training, including the construction of lesson plans;

Knowledge of the elementary principles and practices of public administration and public personnel administration;

Ability to plan, organize and administer agency-wide training programs for clerical, supervisory and managerial personnel, and to evaluate their effectiveness;

Ability to research, analyze and formulate statements of training needs and goals;

Ability to present training materials;

Ability to obtain pertinent information from working, supervisory and managerial personnel;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency personnel, contractors, and training candidates.


Experience: Five 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 and one year of experience planning, conducting or coordinating training or staff development activities 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: 001212; EST: 7/1/2004; REV: 1/5/2022;

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