State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $44,534.00-$73,611.00 Yearly






An Illustrator III is the supervisory and administrative level of illustration work involving the supervision of a graphic design and/or illustrative unit.  Employees in this classification are responsible for evaluating and assessing the graphic or visual, and informational needs of an agency, and for planning, developing, and supervising program to fulfill those needs.  Employees in this classification plan, direct, and coordinate internal control and production of all graphic material. Employees in this classification supervise lower-level Illustrators, technical and clerical personnel engaged in the agency’s graphic program.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from an agency head or designated official.  Work effectiveness is evaluated in terms of timeliness, quality and effectiveness of promotional and informational activities.

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 Illustrator III is differentiated from the Illustrator II in that the Illustrator III has supervisory responsibility for lower-level Illustrators while the Illustrator II performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.


Plans and develops the graphic and illustrative program of a state agency;

Supervises a staff of Illustrators and supportive personnel;

Supervises the preparation of a variety of visual materials (promotional and publicity) for books, booklets, bulletins, pamphlets, displays, television; posters, charts, slides, filmstrips, billboards and other printed material;

Gives technical advice and guidance to heads of agencies, divisions or programs, on any graphic question or matter;

Meets with technical personnel (printers, artists, photographers, etc.) and discusses any technical material, prior to and after completion;

Explains the agency’s program and policies, and sees that these programs and policies are reflected in the graphic material produced on their behalf;

Accounts for all budgetary cost, and price control for graphic materials supplied by the agency;

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 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 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, 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.

Employees in this classification are eligible to receive overtime compensation.  An employee who works more than the normal workweek is entitled to be compensated for that overtime, as provided by the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305.

Date Established

Mar 19 1974 12:00AM

Date Revised

June 28, 2019

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006190; EST: 3/19/1974; REV: 6/28/2019;

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