State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $32,498.00-$50,881.00 Yearly




A Data Entry Operator Supervisor is the supervisory level of work keying large amounts of data from source documents into a computer or onto magnetic tape or disk according to a production schedule. Employees in this classification supervise lower-level Data Entry Operators.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Data Entry Operator Manager I or other designated administrator. Employees in this classification may be assigned to work day, evening or night shifts which may include weekends and holidays. 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 Data Entry Operator Supervisor and the Data Entry Operator Lead are differentiated on the basis of supervisory responsibility. The Data Entry Operator Supervisor has supervisory responsibility for lower-level Data Entry Operators while the Data Entry Operator Lead assigns, reviews and approves the work of and trains lower-level Data Entry Operators. The Data Entry Operator Supervisor is differentiated from the Data Entry Operator Manager I in that the Data Entry Operator Manager I has supervisory responsibility for Data Entry Operator Supervisors.


Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the work of Data Entry Operators;

Trains Data Entry Operators;

Reviews, prioritizes, and schedules work assignments and monitors work flow to meet production requirements and customer needs;

Batches incoming work to identify, organize and control the work of the data entry unit;

Maintains work production and operator performance statistics to track and evaluate the work of the data entry unit;

Prepares data entry operator instructions and procedures to facilitate work assignments;

Operates a data entry system control console to transmit data to a host computer;

Assists lower-level Data Entry Operators with equipment and screen problems;

Ensures that files for completed jobs are complete and have been verified and terminated according to standards;

Calculates inventory and equipment needs for current and future data entry work assignments;

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

Jun 10 2010 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006764; EST: ; REV: 6/10/2010;

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