State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $61,725.00-$99,103.00 Yearly






Administrator I-VII encompasses the full performance to second managerial levels of administrative staff work related to the administration of departmental policy and overseeing or coordinating agency operations or functioning as a special assistant to an executive. Employees engaged in overseeing or coordinating agency operations are responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, administering and supervising the interpretation and application of agency policies, directives and procedures designed to accomplish the mission of the agency. Employees functioning as special assistants to departmental executives are responsible for program or project review, development, evaluation and coordination. Employees overseeing or coordinating agency operations generally supervise staff which may be comprised of professional, technical, administrative or clerical workers.

Employees in this classification receive managerial supervision from a higher-level administrator or executive.

Position allocation within the series is determined on the basis of relative job evaluation 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.

Administrator IV – VII are differentiated from Program Manager I – IV in that Program Manager I – IV are responsible for one or more agency-specific programs, including the supervision of staff and responsibility for a budget. Administrator IV – VII are differentiated from Administrative Program Manager I – IV in that Administrative Program Manager I – IV are responsible for one or more program functions found in various agencies, such as public information or directors of administration, including the supervision of staff and responsibility for a budget.


When functioning as administrator overseeing or coordinating agency operations:

Directs or assists in the direction of the daily operations of a unit or division;

Plans, organizes and supervises the work of subordinate staff, which may include professional, technical, administrative or clerical workers;

Evaluates efficiency of operations and develops, revises and recommends new policies, standards, and workflow procedures, using new technology where appropriate;

Interprets and applies or oversees the application of agency policies, rules and regulations to accomplish the work of the unit or division;

Implements new regulations and policies as directed by upper management;

Sets goals and deadlines and oversees the workflow of the unit;

Coordinates workflow with administrators of other units in areas of work spanning multiple units;

Coordinates leave and staff coverage of unit or division;

Performs other related duties.


When functioning as special assistants to executives:

Researches and compiles information as directed by the executive and may recommend innovative ideas or methods of doing business;

Reviews, evaluates and assists in the development of agency policies and programs;

Promotes the work of the agency through frequent contact with interested groups and individuals;

Makes recommendations to upper management and executives concerning new or revised legislation affecting the agency;

Develops and recommends new standards, methods of operation and new technology to accomplish the mission of the agency;

May work on sensitive and confidential projects requiring discretion and judgment in the release of information;

May act as the representative of the executive in meetings and conferences;

May act as a liaison between the executive and agency units;

May act as team leader for special projects;

Performs other related duties.


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


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.

A Class Description provides information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements for a classification in the Skilled 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.

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 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.


Date Revised

June 30, 2017

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 007787; EST: ; REV: 6/30/2017;

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