State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $73,787.00-$123,760.00 Yearly






A Database Specialist Manager is the managerial level of work designing, developing, implementing, maintaining and controlling database management systems for computers.  Employees in this classification supervise Database Specialist Supervisors.

Employees in this classification receive managerial supervision from an information technology director or other designated administrator.  Employees may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays and may be subject to call-in.

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 Database Specialist Manager is differentiated from the Database Specialist Supervisor in that the Database Specialist Manager has supervisory responsibility for Database Specialist Supervisors while the Database Specialist Supervisor has supervisory responsibility for lower-level Database Specialists.


Plans, directs and administers database management systems activities of an agency or data center in accordance with applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures;

Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the work of Database Specialist Supervisors and related support staff;

Develops, implements and manages new and revised database management policies, procedures and standards;

Develops, implements and manages training programs for database management staff;

Develops training plans for systems users;

Oversees the preparation, maintenance and distribution of database management system documentation and technical literature related to database management services, policies, procedures and standards;

Prioritizes database management projects, determines staffing requirements, develops work plans and deadlines, monitors the progress of projects and approves completed projects for technical accuracy, completeness and adherence to established policies, procedures and standards;

Prepares requests for proposals for contractual database management software, hardware and services, evaluates proposals and oversees delivery and contract compliance by vendors;

Meets with upper-level management, vendors, systems users, and other information technology staff to discuss and resolve database problems and issues, including system performance, utilization and capacity and disaster recovery planning;

Prepares statistical and narrative reports of database management activities and special projects; Supplies information for the departmental information technology master plan and budget;

Collaborates in the development, testing and implementation of new or revised operating systems including data communications, applications systems, database management systems and new or modified computer hardware as required;

Reviews journals, catalogues and other technical literature and attends workshops, seminars, and trade shows to keep abreast of the latest developments in database management systems and other information technology issues and topics;

Performs other related duties.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


Class Descriptions 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.

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

This is a Management Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Management Service positions.

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102 Annotated Code of Maryland, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Date Revised

June 7, 2021

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 004482; REV: 6/7/2021;

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