State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $38,988.00-$61,649.00 Yearly




An Employee Training Specialist I is the intermediate level of work in the technical phases of employee development and training. An employee in this class plans, develops, integrates and administers a training program of a generalized nature for clerical, supervisory and managerial personnel. In instances where training programs of highly technical nature are already established, an employee in this class coordinates such programs with program chiefs and administrative staff of this agency to adequately meet the agency’s specific needs. Where training programs do not exist, the employee will assist program chiefs in establishing programs advising them of training needs, resources, and methods. The employee also assists management officials in determining long-range training requirements and is responsible for developing and implementing training programs to meet those needs. The employee makes 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. The employee is in frequent contact with program chiefs as well as other training specialists, both in government and private industry.

An employee in this class receives 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. The employee may provide supervision and guidance to other full time training personnel and special instructors, as well as clerical support. In addition to the primary responsibility of employee development and training, the employee may also perform related personnel work.

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.


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;

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;

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

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

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;

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 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.


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

 Experience: One year of experience planning and conducting employee development and training.


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 experience and 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: 001212; EST: 7/1/2004; REV: 9/1/2014;

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