State of Maryland

ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST III (#007726)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $35,078.00-$55,270.00 Yearly


GRADE

12

CLASS ATTRIBUTES

SKILLED SERVICE            BARGAINING UNIT: X          OVERTIME ELIGIBLE  

NATURE OF WORK

Administrative Specialist III is the advanced level of administrative work requiring regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting rules and regulations in accordance with agency laws and policies. Employees are assigned administrative responsibilities involving the development of solutions and alternatives to administrative problems and the resolution of administrative issues. Employees in this class may supervise assigned technical and clerical personnel to include lower-level Administrative Specialists.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a higher-level administrator.

Position allocation in the Administrative Specialist III classification is determined on the basis of relative job evaluations among similarly functioning positions. The job evaluation factors include: qualifications; nature and purpose of personal contacts; nature of recommendations, commitments, decisions, and conclusions; creative thought; responsibility for planning; responsibility for administration; and nature of supervision received.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Analyzes and interprets data, information and situations, and makes recommendations when data does not conform to established standards, policies or laws;

Assists in the administration of an assigned program, the supervision of an operational unit within an agency and in the preparation of final reports and suggested recommendations for the improvement of the agency or its programs;

Consults with program heads and administrative officials regarding policies, trends, and interpretation of data and program needs;

Researches and compiles data, as directed;

Prepares statistical tables, charts and reports, work-flow charts, staffing patterns, and organizational charts;

Assists in the planning and implementation of new or revised programs, procedures, practices, and organizations;

May provide assistance to a higher-level administrator in the formulation and preparation of an agency’s budget, or portions of the budget;

May be responsible for a program;

May supervise assigned technical and clerical personnel;

Performs other related duties.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

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

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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 for a classification in the Skilled Service in which all positions are designated as Special Appointment.  Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; specific 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, Annotated Code of Maryland, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from 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, Annotated Code of Maryland.

Date Revised

June 30, 2017

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 007726; EST: ; REV: 6/30/2017;

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