State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $44,106.00-$70,201.00 Yearly




An IT Programmer Analyst Trainee is the entry level of work designing, developing, testing, implementing and maintaining applications and programs using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools. Employees in this classification do not supervise.

Employees in this classification receive close supervision from an IT Programmer Analyst Supervisor or other data processing administrator. Employees may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays and may be subject to call-in.

The IT Programmer Analyst Trainee, IT Programmer Analyst I and IT Programmer Analyst II are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. The IT Programmer Analyst Trainee learns to perform duties under close supervision, the IT Programmer Analyst 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 IT Programmer Analyst II performs the full range of duties under general supervision.


Learns to consult with users to plan, develop, evaluate and revise applications;

Learns to collect and analyze data concerning applications to determine the purpose of the application, work methods used, cause and effect of problems and improvements needed;

Learns to prepare conceptual designs of proposed new or revised applications outlining the purpose, software components, hardware requirements, cost analysis and alternative solutions;

Learns to prepare technical application designs and project specifications detailing input, processes, output and controls using narrative reports and analysis tools such as flowcharts and diagrams;

Learns to create and compile programs using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools;

Learns to use specialty software to perform utility routines including debugging and editing;

Learns to develop and assemble documentation including job control language, job control procedures, operating instructions, program documentation and user documentation;

Learns to implement applications by obtaining signatory approval from users, security and other reviewing units;

Learns to debug and troubleshoot defects, abends, issues and other problems identified in test regions and the production region, as needed, developing software solutions and participating in coordinating software testing and re-migration as needed;

Learns to train users in the use of new and revised applications;

Learns to maintain applications by evaluating and revising them as required;

Learns to perform emergency maintenance on applications and programs as required;

Learns to prepare system documentation to support software changes such as design documentation, test plans, scope statements and other deliverables required by the work request or project;

Reviews software manuals and other technical literature and attends workshops, seminars and training classes to learn to use various computer programming languages and tools used by the agency and to keep abreast of the latest developments in information technology;

May use PC-based productivity tools to assist in program design and documentation;

Performs other related duties.


Employees in this classification may be subject to call 24 hours a day and, therefore, may be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where the employee can be reached. Employees may be furnished with a pager or cell phone.


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

Dec 24 2008 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006690; EST: ; REV: 12/24/2008;

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