State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $41,464.00-$65,790.00 Yearly




An Employee Training Specialist II is the full performance level of work in the technical phases of employee development and training. This is specialized staff work in the field of employee career development and training at the headquarters level in a major Department. Employees in this classification direct specialized career development or in-service training programs for priority occupational areas or for priority employee groups. The work is characterized by the independent judgment required and the authority granted for planning, integrating, monitoring and evaluating this program. Employees in this classification are responsible for identifying staff development and training needs within the designated area, for developing a training and development program to meet these needs, for integrating separate training activities within the program, for maintaining direction and control of the program, and for evaluating its effectiveness and efficiency. Supervision is exercised over instructors and other training specialists who conduct training activities within the program.

Employees in this classification receive general administrative direction from the head of a Departmental career development and training unit. Work is evaluated by an examination of the extent to which development and training objectives for the designated program area are met, and by the efficiency of the methodology employed.

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.


Consults with Departmental official to determine manpower objectives and needs;

Supervises the development, coordination and implementation of a component of the Department’s manpower development and training program;

Administers a component of the Departmental manpower development and training activities: establishes training objectives, reviews progress, and approves training programs and requests for training activities;

Integrates on-the-job training, in-service training, and out-service training to utilize all available resources for a comprehensive staff development system;

Develops training skills, methods, and techniques in instructional and career development staff members;

Negotiates with external educational and training resources to obtain program funding, arrange for academic courses, and to coordinate development programs;

Develops, organizes and supervises instructional activities in specialized training programs, such as in-service training for specialized professional or paraprofessional occupational groups, or for high priority groups such as the disadvantaged.


Working knowledge of the objectives of staff development and training, its role in public administration and its relationship to the personnel function; of the methods of identifying staff development and training needs; of the techniques of group leadership and of standard training methods, techniques and resources available for use in staff development; of the techniques of functional job analysis; of the theory of employee motivation and behavior; Elementary knowledge of the principle and practices of public administration and public personnel administration; Ability to identify staff development and training needs within specialized occupational areas, or for specialized priority groups; to analyze complex training problems and to develop, with other professionals or leadership staff, practical solutions to these problems; to provide leadership and direction to institutional or other career development staff in implementing, monitoring and evaluating a specialized career program; to integrate discrete training activities within a specialized career development program; to provide ongoing direction and control for a specialized career development program; to present training material in a clear, concise and orderly manner; to direct, monitor and evaluate the work of instructors assigned to a specialized development program.


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


Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 002919; EST: ; REV: 9/1/2014;

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