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Post on Dec views. For additional information, please refer to the Introduction to the Position Classification Standards. The Handbook of Occupational Groups and Families is divided into two parts: Previous editions of this document referred to these occupations as General Schedule System Occupations. Previous editions of this document referred to these occupations as Federal Wage System Occupations. Such positions are covered by the Federal Wage System.

Flysheet Flysheets provide some information about a series and may suggest standards and guides to use for determining grade levels under the General Schedule or Federal Wage System, but include no grade level criteria.

Office of Personnel Management 4 General Schedule The classification system covered by chapter 51 of title 5. It includes a range of levels of difficulty and responsibility for covered positions from grades GS1 to GS It is designated by GS for positions at all of these grade levels.

Introduction to the Position Classification Standards, TS, July Job Family for Trade, Craft and Labor A job family is a broad grouping of trades, craft, and labor occupations related in one or more ways such as: Fas6914 Classifiers Handbook, TS, Aug Occupational Group A major category of white collar occupations, embracing a group of associated or related occupations; e. Introduction to the Position Classification Standards, TS, July Series A subdivision of an occupational group or job family consisting of positions similar as to specialized line of work and qualification requirements.

Series are designated by a title and number such as the Accounting Series, ; the Fedclass Series, ; the Microbiology Series, Introduction to the Position Classification Standards, TS, July Trade, Craft, and Labor Occupations If a position clearly requires trades, vedclass, or laboring experience and knowledge as a requirement for the performance of its primary duty, and this requirement is paramount, the position is in a trade, craft, or labor occupation regardless of its organizational location or the nature of the activity in which it exists.

Introduction to the Position Classification Standards, TS, July White Collar Occupations A position is considered white collar, even if it requires physical work, if its primary duty requires knowledge or experience of an administrative, clerical, scientific, artistic, or technical nature not related to fedflass, craft, or manual-labor work. Office of Personnel Management 5 General Information This handbook does not provide grading criteria.

For positions classified under the General Schedule, position classification standards and job family standards provide grading criteria. Job grading standards provide grading criteria for trade, craft, and labor positions classified under the Federal Wage System.

Handbook of Occupational Groups and Families

Series which are underlined are hyperlinked to the corresponding standard for convenience. All agencies may use any occupational series in Parts I and II of this handbook. The following series are for the sole use of the agencies and uses specified below.

Not valid for submission to the U. Office of Personnel Management 8 Series Name Action Computer Engineering Revises this series definition as a result of a recent occupational study.

Office of Personnel Management 9 Series Name Action General Investigating Renames this series General Investigation Series,and revises this series definition as a result of a recent occupational study.

Series in this group are: Work in this series requires knowledge of: Positions in this series have as their paramount requirement the knowledge and application of correctional skills and techniques. The primary objective of this work is the elimination or minimization of human injury and property and productivity losses, caused by harmful contact incidents, through the design of effective management policies, programs, or practices.

Safety and occupational health management work requires application of the knowledge of: Positions require a practical knowledge of work processes and equipment, environmental conditions, and established safety standards, protective devices and accident prevention measures. Community planning work requires knowledge of planning concepts, principles, techniques, and practices; the social, economic, political, and physical elements involved in human settlements; and the dynamics of change within these elements.

Planners identify community htp, resources, and problems and assist citizens to make decisions on goals, policies, priorities, plans, programs, and methods of implementation designed to create a physical, economic, and social environment in which the human activities desired by the members of the community may flourish. They collect, select, compute, adjust, and process data; prepare charts, exhibits, and reports; and perform related duties supporting professional planning work. The positions require technical rather than professional fedckass and abilities for full op, and, therefore, do not require education and training equivalent in scope and nature to that required for professional positions in community ffws6914.

The work requires application of knowledge of: This involves functions such as park conservation; natural, historical, and cultural resource management; and the development and operation of interpretive and recreational programs for the benefit of the visiting public. Duties characteristically include assignments such as: These positions require specialized knowledge of the principles and methods of administering environmental protection programs and the laws and regulations related to environmental protection activities.

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This work may take the form of assisting higher level environmental protection personnel in an area of assignment or it may involve independent performance of limited assignments in a prescribed segment of an environmental protection program. This work requires the ability to apply established instructions, rules, regulations, and procedures relevant to environmental protection fes6914. Office of Personnel Management 21 Sports Specialist Series This series covers positions that require a knowledge of the physical and psychological factors in individual and team sports, and of the nature, purpose, and organization of recreational or htttp individual and team sports activities.

Positions are classifiable to this series when the nature gof duties and responsibilities is such that ordination by a recognized ecclesiastical body is a basic requirement. The work requires a knowledge of the fedclasd used in fingerprint classification and identification. Duties involve the management, supervision, or performance of work in: This series does not include police work as described in the Police Series, It also covers fire service positions that control hazardous materials incidents; train personnel in fsw6914 protection and prevention; operate fire communications equipment; develop fws6941 implement fire protection and prevention plans, procedures, and standards; and advise on improvements to structures for better fire prevention.

These positions require ability in locating and identifying wanted persons or property, knowledge of court procedure, basic knowledge of business records and practices, knowledge of Federal and State laws that deputies must enforce, as well as relevant court decisions, and ability to deal with people from all levels of society. The purpose of police work fevclass to assure compliance with Federal, State, county, and municipal laws and ordinances, and agency rules and regulations pertaining to law enforcement work.

The work requires knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, methods, techniques, and procedures governing: The purpose of security guard work is to protect and prevent loss of materials or processes that are important for national defense, for public health or safety, or as national ipm.

The feedclass involves giving formal talks, interpreting natural and historic features, fas6914 engineering structures and related water resource developments, answering questions, guiding tours, and providing miscellaneous services to visitors. Incidental duties are performed in connection with responsibility for visitor safety and protection of historic and scientific objects and natural or engineering features.

Most positions also require the ability to translate and interpret technical legal material from a foreign language into English and from English into a foreign language. Positions in this series perform legal research, reference, and writing assignments requiring expert analysis and interpretation of the legal systems of particular foreign countries in ww of Anglo-American law concepts; provide definitive advice and assistance to the three branches of Government on matters associated with foreign law; and, provide other specialized services in the acquisition, olm, and custody of foreign legal collections.

The education and employment must be part of a formal student employment program. The level of education fw6s914 experience completed by the student is a major consideration in establishing the level of on-the-job training and work assignments during periods of employment.

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This series definition applies to the XX99 student trainee series for each Occupational Group. Student trainee positions should be classified to the XX99 series for the appropriate Occupational Group,etc.

All positions classified to a student trainee series should be titled Student Trainee followed by a parenthetical title consistent with the occupational field involved; for example: Office of Personnel Management 25 Social Science Aid fws694 Technician Series This series covers positions involving nonprofessional work of a technical, specialized, or support nature in one or more of the social science or other occupational fields covered by this group when there is no more appropriate series.

The positions require a practical understanding of the objectives, policies, procedures, or regulatory requirements pertaining to the work and the ability to apply skills or knowledge of the occupation involved.

The work does not require full professional competence or equivalent professional-level preparation in the theories, principles, and concepts of the field. Included are those positions concerned with the development, preparation, issuance, and interpretation of policies, methods, and procedures for the conduct of such programs; and also those positions that involve representing the programs before the general public and determining eligibility for benefits when the work requires the ability to deal effectively with the general public.

Positions in this series require a knowledge of the history, concepts, methods, and techniques of social insurance and of the social and economic conditions under which such programs operate. This includes interpreting program requirements and formulating policies, methods, and procedures; monitoring, reviewing, evaluating, and assessing the integrity and quality of program operations; preparing and analyzing health care data related to the nttp and performing other related activities.

Positions included in this series primarily require knowledge of the laws, regulations, principles, and operational requirements of national health insurance programs; knowledge of the interrelationships among these programs and other related Federal and State programs; and analytical skills and abilities gkv in planning, developing, and evaluating the operation and delivery of these programs to the public.

Excluded are positions that require application of knowledge of statistical clerical methods characteristic of the Statistical Assistant Series, These positions require a basic knowledge and understanding of one or more of the natural or social sciences, engineering, or military science, but do not demand, as a primary qualification requirement, full knowledge of the current state of the art.

Office feedclass Personnel Management 27 Intelligence Aid and Clerk Series Positions in this series have duties involving subordinate or clerical work in the field of intelligence.

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These duties require the hrtp of knowledge concerning administrative or clerical procedures and operations peculiar to the collection, production, or dissemination of intelligence information. Such information covers the political, economic, social, cultural, physical, geographic, scientific, or military trends or conditions in foreign or domestic areas that affect the national security.

These duties require knowledge of economic, social, cultural, and political conditions in the country of assignment and of United States foreign policy.

Some positions in this occupation are involved in programs that deal with the identification of and communication with disadvantaged persons requiring employment assistance, the provision of necessary assistance and support through counseling, education, training, and their placement into suitable, stable employment.

These positions require specialized knowledge and application of workforce development methods, practices, techniques, and principles. These positions do not require full professional knowledge in one or more of the social or behavioral sciences or regular application of the theories, principles, and practices of these disciplines. Positions in this series typically involve research into specialized technical fields such as voting rights, public accommodations, or equal employment requiring specialized knowledge of a subject-matter area in addition to a broad knowledge of civil rights.

This work may involve any one or a combination of the following functions: Positions in this series involve a practical understanding of some of the principles, methods and techniques of psychology but do not require formal education in psychology. While positions in the lower grades of the Psychology Series,may involve performance of tasks similar to work performed by incumbents in this series, work classifiable to the series is distinguished by the fact that it is performed as part of a program of training and development leading to acquisition of broader knowledge, skills and insights into the overall principles and theory of psychology, whereas work in the Psychology Aid and Technician Series is performed for its immediate productive value, is typically very limited in breadth, and does not provide substantial development of broader psychological skills, knowledge, and insights.

Sociologists study specialized areas such as: Sociologists are concerned primarily with the study of patterns of group and organizational behavior, social interaction, and social situations in which interaction occurs. The emphasis is on the patterns of behavior that are characteristic of social groups, organizations, institutions, and nations. Some sociologists perform sociological research, others apply sociological principles and findings, and some perform a combination of both kinds of work.

Also included are positions concerned with teaching social work, doing research on social work problems, training of social work students, and providing consultation and advice to members of related professions and community organizations on social work questions. The persons served by the programs may be individuals or families in the community or individuals in an institution, dormitory, or other Government facility.

Duties may range from work which involves group leadership and giving practical guidance on day-to-day activities to residents in a Government facility to work that involves training or employment opportunities. The work requires skill to communicate effectively and work constructively with members of the particular group involved. The work also requires a practical knowledge of program requirements and procedures, and a practical understanding of some of the more routine methods and techniques of counseling.

This work involves such functions as obtaining selected background information through interviews and home visits, establishing eligibility to make use of agency resources, helping individuals identify needs that are related to services the agency can provide, explaining and encouraging the use of agency and community resources as means of dealing with identified problems, and making appropriate referrals to sources of additional help.

These functions may be performed either: Although these positions require a specialized knowledge of the social service program, they do not require a broad theoretical approach to social problems acquired through professional education in social work or in other recognized disciplines in the social sciences.

This practical knowledge, combined with skill in the maintenance and use of recreation materials and equipment, is used in providing support and assistance to recreation specialists or recreation program managers by performing limited aspects of recreation work, and by working with participants in well-organized and carefully monitored recreation activities. This work may be specialized in one or several of the branches of the scientific field that includes ethnology, physical anthropology, and scientific linguistics.

The work may include research, field investigations, laboratory analysis, library research, interpretation or consultative work, preparation of reports for publication, curation and exhibition of collections, or development and implementation of programs and projects that carry out such work. Such work requires knowledge of professional archeological principles, theories, concepts, methods, and techniques. Office of Personnel Management 32 This series covers, but is not limited to, the following specialties: Information Systems Work that involves developing, delivering, managing, and maintaining HR information systems when the paramount knowledge requirement is human resources management, rather than information technology.

Military Work that involves administering, delivering, maintaining, advising on, and adapting basic concepts, principles, and theories of military HR to the unique organizational, management, and mission requirements of military departments or organizations.