Employment Status Terminology

Term
Description
Skilled Service Permanent budgeted positions in the Maryland State Merit system. Full-time and part-time employment in this service provide full State benefits, in accordance with current regulations.
Professional Service Permanent budgeted positions in the Maryland State Merit system. Full-time and part-time employment in this service provide full State benefits, in accordance with current regulations.
Management Service Budgeted position with full benefits, but not covered by other Merit system regulations. Appointee serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority.
Executive Service Budgeted position with full benefits, but not covered by other Merit system regulations. Appointee serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority.
Special Appointment Budgeted position with full benefits, but not covered by other Merit system regulations. Appointee serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority.
Contractual Positions with limited benefits, and not covered by other Merit system regulations. Appointee serves at the pleasure of the hiring authority, and is paid only for the hours actually worked.
Promotional Only These budgeted positions are open only to candidates who are current employees as specified in the announcement.
PSR Position Specific Recruitment. This means that a recruitment is being held for one or more specific positions or functions in a job classification. Read the job announcement carefully for more information about the specific position. If you want to be considered for other positions in this classification, you should re-apply when they are announced.