State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $38,988.00-$61,649.00 Yearly




A Computer Information Services Specialist I is the intermediate level of work evaluating, implementing and maintaining personal computer hardware and software. Employees in this classification do not supervise Computer Information Services Specialists, but may supervise support staff responsible for user support, hardware installation, data entry, production control and other support functions.

Employees in this classification receive moderate supervision from a Computer Information Services Specialist Supervisor, an information technology administrator or other administrator.

Positions in this classification are evaluated 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 a class specification.

The Computer Information Services Specialist I and the Computer Information Services Specialist II are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. The Computer Information Services 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 Computer Information Services Specialist II performs the full range of duties under general supervision.


Reviews user needs and requests for automation, evaluates personal computer hardware and software to provide solutions to user needs and recommends acquisition of appropriate personal computer hardware, software and services;

Assists users in developing the conceptual design of personal computer systems and coordinates the development of personal computer systems applications with programmer analysts;

Plans, coordinates and conducts formal and informal training programs for personal computer users;

Develops user manuals for personal computer hardware operation and software applications;

Manages and controls inventory of personal computer hardware and software, supplies and equipment;

Administers service contracts and purchase agreements for personal computer hardware, software and equipment;

Uses generally accepted computer programming languages to customize packaged personal computer software applications and to create special purpose office applications and databases;

Reviews personal computer literature and attends workshops, seminars and training classes to learn the personal computer hardware and software used by the agency and to keep abreast of the latest developments in personal computer information services;

May assist users in preparing procurement documents for personal computer hardware, software, services and equipment;

May provide input into the departmental information processing plan and budget;

May act as security representative to administer security issues related to computer connections, computer networks and personal computer systems;

May coordinate the maintenance and modification of computer system applications;

May monitor processing of data by computer systems and coordinate the resolution of production problems;

May install and troubleshoot personal computer hardware and software;

May supervise support staff responsible for user support, hardware installation, data entry, production control and other support functions;

Performs other related duties.


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


A Class Description provides information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work and General Requirements for a classification in the Management Service or a classification in the Skilled or Professional Service in which all positions have been designated Special Appointments. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

Class descriptions broadly define 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

May 20 2010 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006388; EST: ; REV: 5/20/2010;

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