State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $36,676.00-$57,787.00 Yearly






A Management Specialist I is the entry level of work involving management systems analysis performed in at the headquarters of a secretariat level department or independent agency.  Employees in this classification perform analyses of complex managerial policies, practices, methods, agency programs, organizations, procedures, and other functions of management in order to prepare management reports.  Employees in this classification do not supervise other positions.

Employees in this classification receive close supervision from a Management Specialist Supervisor I or a designated administrator.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by 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 the class specification.

The Management Specialist I, Management Specialist II and Management Specialist III are differentiated on the basis of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees.  The Management Specialist I learns to perform duties under close supervision.  The Management Specialist II 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 Management Specialist III performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.


Learns to conduct efficiency, time or cost studies and analyses of work processes or systems;

Learns to plan and conduct work measurement studies by analyzing workload data and use of resources;

Learns to plan and conduct studies of general administrative operations to develop procedural policies and standards;

Learns to conduct studies and analyses of agency programs, organizations, procedures or systems in-house or in conjunction with the work of management consultants;

Learns to collect, compile and organize source data and information;

Learns to prepare statistical tables and charts, work flow charts, staffing patterns and organization charts;

Meets with staff level administrative and technical personnel to discuss procedural and organizational problems;

Consults with higher-level Management Specialists about policies, trends, interpretations of data and program needs;

Learns to recommend methods and procedures for the establishment, inventory, transfer or disposal of records, including information technology applications, and assist in their implementation;

Learns to recommend improved operational procedures and control measures to insure improved administration of programs and effective use of resources;

Learns to plan special projects to obtain information useful in the decision-making process;

Learns to assist in the planning of new or revised programs, evaluation methods, procedures, practices, and organizational structures;

Learns to assist in the evaluation of existing or proposed programs;

Participates in the formulation of agency policies and regulations;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of organizational structures;

Knowledge of techniques for collecting, classifying and tabulating data and source materials;

Knowledge of generally accepted management theories, principles and practices;

Ability to learn to apply practices, theories, techniques and methods to resolve management problems;

Ability to learn to apply knowledge of the organization, functions, procedures, and legislation of the agency to the assigned problems;

Ability to gather, assemble and analyze facts, draw conclusions and devise solutions;

Ability to prepare reports, presentations, graphs and charts;

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with supervisors, co-workers, administrative and operating officials, and others;

Ability to learn to determine the effects of recommended changes;

Ability to learn to exercise creativity in devising solutions to problems.


Education:   A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: None.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Industrial Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration, Operations Research, or Management Systems Analysis classifications or specialty codes in the management analysis field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required 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.

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.

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 levels 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 Revised

October 4, 2019

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 003303; EST: ; REV: 9/1/2014;

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