Non Bargaining Classification Plan Job Families

What is a Job Family?

Job families are broadly defined groupings of jobs involving work of the same nature, but requiring different levels of skill and responsibility. They are composed of jobs related through common vocations/professions. While jobs in a given family may differ in the complexity of duties and responsibilities, the jobs in a given family tend to be related to a common vocation or profession. Jobs in a family may not be unique to a single department, and may reside in various departments across the County’s organization.

Why have a Job Family?

Arranging jobs into job families is a widely-used process that helps both managers and employees. Job families support managers’ efforts to plan employee training and development and succession planning. Job families are useful to employees to understand career paths and plan their own professional growth and development. Job families also provide a clear definition of required job attributes and a mechanism for differentiating between roles and levels of responsibility in an organization (e.g. analyst to manager).


Job Family Title

Job Family Description

Accounting and BudgetFamily includes the duties of which recommend, administer, supervise, or perform technical work with accounting, budget administration, purchasing, audit, tax management, or related fields to financial management.
Appraisal & Real EstateFamily includes the duties of which recommend, administer, supervise, analyze, or perform work pertaining to real estate and equipment. Individuals conduct investigations and studies; establishment and maintenance of contacts with industry and commerce; provision of advisory services; examination and appraisement of merchandise or property; rents properties; and administration of regulatory provisions and controls. Positions in this job family require knowledge real estate appraisal, construction, zoning laws, permits.
Criminology and Public SafetyFamily includes the duties of which recommend, administer, supervise, or perform professional, technical, and/or scientific work pertaining to public safety or criminal investigations. Individuals collect, interpret, photograph, and analyze forensic materials or evidence through the possible use of Biochemistry, Toxicology, Genetics, Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry, and other scientific fields of a similar/related nature. Administer, plan, supervision, control, and coordinate emergency programs, correction facilities, sheriff’s department, and other related aspects of the criminal justice system. Positions require an understanding of safety, criminal justice, or forensic theories.
Operations Family includes the duties of which recommend, manage, maneuver, or provide instructions and information concerning the operation, maintenance, and use of equipment, vehicles, shops, buildings, roadways, kennels or other Government facilities and grounds. Positions in this group require technical knowledge and ability of trades, crafts, or manual labor operations.
Engineering and ArchitectureFamily includes the duties of which recommend, plan, administer, supervise, or perform technical work concerned with engineering, surveying, inspection, or architectural projects for facilities, structures, systems, sewer systems, equipment, and/or roadways. Positions in this group require knowledge of the science, mathematics, or art by which materials, natural resources, and power are made useful.
General Administrative, Clerical, and Customer ServicesFamily includes the duties of which administer, supervise, or perform work involved in management analysis, scheduling meetings, typing, office correspondence, filing, maintaining records, secretarial work and communication strategies. Positions in this family operate office equipment, telephones, and computers and communicate with internal and/or external customers.
Human Resources Management and ServicesFamily includes the duties of which recommend, administer, analyze, supervise, or perform work involved in the various phases of human resources management including selection of employees, payroll, benefits, job training, retention, civil service and employee relations.
Legal, Compliance, and ContractsFamily includes the duties of which recommend, administer, inspect, supervise, perform investigations, enforcement, create, or compliance work primarily concerned with alleged or suspected offenses against the laws of the United States, compliance with regulations, codes, and legally binding contracts.
Information Technology and Computer SciencesFamily includes the duties of which supervise, lead, administer, develop, deliver, and support information technology (IT) systems and services. The family also includes classes for which the paramount requirement is knowledge of IT principles, concepts, and methods (e.g., data storage, software applications, networking, and programming). Information technology refers to systems and services used in the automated acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, assurance, or reception of information. Information technology includes computers, network components, peripheral equipment, software, firmware, services, and related resources.
Medical and Public HealthFamily includes the duties of which recommend, administer, supervise, research, care for patients, and technical work related to dietetics, pathology, nursing, occupational therapy, psychiatric services, physical therapy, pharmacy, dentistry, medical records, and others in related medical fields. As well as perform tests, investigate, and examine bodies and specimen during autopsy.
Community Outreach and Social ServicesFamily includes the duties of which to advise on, administer, communicate, supervise, or perform work that includes helping and/or advocating for individuals, families, and groups restore or enhance their capacity for social functioning, and work to create societal conditions that support communities in need.
Economic DevelopmentFamily includes the duties of which to implementing, coordinating, managing, and evaluating existing operations, developmental programs, and grants. The developmental programs include economics, community, or regulation and compliance. Individuals represent the county at various meetings and develop relationships with clients, contractors, and local businesses.