State of Maryland


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




An IT Production Control Specialist Supervisor is the supervisory level of work in scheduling, controlling input and output or maintaining a tape library to process data on multipurpose, multi-tasking computer systems. Employees in this classification supervise the work of IT Production Control Specialists.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Computer Operator Manager or other data processing administrator. Employees in this classification may be required to work evenings, weekends and holidays. The work may be performed in a computer room and may involve exposure to moderate levels of noise and to a climate controlled environment necessary to keep the computer from overheating. The work requires careful observance of safety procedures related to fire extinguishing systems for computers. The work may require operating high speed equipment such as bursters, decollators or binders and may require moving boxes of paper and tapes weighing up to forty pounds.

The IT Production Control Specialist Supervisor is differentiated from the IT Production Control Specialist, Lead in that the IT Production Control Specialist Supervisor has full supervisory responsibility for lower-level IT Production Control Specialists while the IT Production Control Specialist, Lead assigns, reviews and approves the work and trains IT Production Control Specialists.


Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the work of IT Production Control Specialists and related support staff;

Maintains and updates job control procedures and logs and records of scheduling, input and output and tape library management;

Instructs staff in production control policies and procedures;

Reviews new production job documentation submitted by users for compliance with standard job control language and procedures, advises users on job control standards and recommends job submission procedures to users to ensure efficient processing of data;

Informs users of changes in policies and procedures affecting the job production control standards;

Verifies input and output controls and reconciliation as detailed in job requests and job control procedure documentation;

Notifies users, computer operators, programmers and technical staff of the nature of production control problems which cannot be resolved by standard production control procedures;

Prepares reports for management on production control activities;

May oversee the scheduling of production jobs using job control procedures, programmer documentation and user job scheduling requests;

May oversee the maintenance of a tape library and the retrieval and storage of tapes for production jobs;

May oversee the sending of tape expiration notices to users, purging of expired tapes or updating of expiration listing as directed;

May oversee the backing up of data files and the offsite storage of critical data files;

May maintain inventory of data processing forms which may include negotiable documents and may requisition forms and supplies as needed;

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 Established

Jan 1 2001 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006771; EST: 1/1/2001; REV: ;

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