SKILLED SERVICE BARGAINING UNIT: G
NATURE OF WORK
Administrative Officer II is administrative work requiring regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans or policies. Employees in this classification are assigned administrative responsibilities involving the analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvements. Employees in this classification may supervise professional, technical or clerical staff.
Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a higher-level administrator or management official.
Position allocation within the Administrative Officer series is determined on the basis of relative job evaluation among similarly functioning positions. The job evaluation factors include: qualifications; nature and purpose of personal contacts; nature of recommendations, commitments, decisions and conclusions; creative thought; responsibility for planning; responsibility for administration; and nature of supervision received.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
Independently plans, develops, conducts or supervises the conduct of studies and analyses of agency programs, organizations, procedures or systems;
Formulates final reports and effective recommendations based on analyses conducted;
Prepares or supervises the preparation and development of management tools such as procedural manuals, statistical reports, work-flow charts, performance measurement criteria or organization charts;
Supervises or assists in the supervision of specific programs, sub-programs or operational units;
Participates in the formulation, establishment or modification of program goals and objectives through analysis of alternatives, trends, available resources and projected program needs;
Participates in the program planning process by developing forecasts, proposals or procedures for orderly growth and expansion;
Confers with other administrative officials, program heads, staff specialists or others in order to exchange information pertaining to the program, or interpret policies or offer recommendations;
Advises departmental officials regarding administrative practices, procedures or policies;
Coordinates inter-agency transactions and provides liaison with officials in other agencies in the State, legislature, the federal government, private industry or local government agencies;
May provide assistance to a higher-level administrator in the formulation and preparation of an agency's budget or portions of the budget;
May supervise professional, technical, or clerical staff;
Performs other related duties.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public and business administration, including the processes of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling;
Knowledge of methods and procedures for the collection or organization, interpretation and presentation of information;
Knowledge of the basic principles of accounting, budgeting, fiscal controls and statistics;
Knowledge of the basic uses and capabilities of computers and information technology;
Ability to adapt and apply the concepts and techniques of administrative analysis to the needs of specific projects;
Ability to identify problem areas and recommend appropriate solutions based on logical consideration of alternatives;
Ability to prepare and present reports or recommendations clearly and concisely;
Ability to interpret and apply a variety of laws, rules, regulations, standards and procedures;
Ability to prepare accurate work-flow charts, organization charts and other analytical aids;
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with co-workers and the general public;
Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of others.
Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
Experience: Two years experience in administrative or professional work.
1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in administrative staff or professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience.
3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.
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.
April 1, 2020
Director, Division of Classification and Salary