broad categories of Federal work classified under the General Schedule (GS) General Schedule, position classification standards and job family standards

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Handbook of Occupational Groups and Families December 2018 *Classification standard issued; **Flysheet issued; ***Job family standard issued U.S. Office of Personnel Management 1 HANDBOOK OF OCCUPATIONAL GROUPS AND FAMILIES TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION . 3 GLOSSARY . 3 GENERAL INFORMATION 5 CHANGES IN THIS EDITION OF THE HANDBOOK .. 7 PART I .12 OUTLINE OF POSITION CLASSIFICATION PLAN FOR WHITE COLLAR OCCUPATIONAL GROUPS AND SERIES .. 12 DEFINITIONS OF WHITE COLLAR OCCUPATIONAL GROUPS AND SERIES . 18 0000 ΠMISCELLANEOUS OCCUPATIONS GROUP . 18 0100 ΠSOCIAL SCIENCE , PSYCHOLOGY , AND WELFARE GROUP .. 25 0200 ΠHUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT GROUP . 32 0300 ΠGENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE , CLERICAL , AND OFFICE SERVICES GROUP . 36 0400 ΠNATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES GROUP .. 43 0500 ΠACCOUNTING AND BUDGET GROUP 50 0600 ΠMEDICAL , HOSPITAL , DENTAL , AND PUBLIC HEALTH GROUP 54 0700 ΠVETERINARY MEDICAL SCIENCE GROUP 66 0800 ΠENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE GROUP .. 67 0900 ΠLEGAL AND KINDRED GROUP 75 1000 ΠINFORMATION AND ARTS GROUP . 80 1100 ΠBUSINESS AND INDUSTRY GROUP . 85 1200 ΠCOPYRIGHT , PATENT , AND TRADEMARK GROUP 91 1300 ΠPHYSICAL SCIENCES GROUP .. 93 1400 ΠLIBRARY AND ARCHIVES GROUP . 98 1500 ΠMATHEMATICAL SCIENCES GROUP . 100 1600 ΠEQUIPMENT , FACILITIES , AND SERVICES GROUP . 103 1700 ΠEDUCATION GROUP .. 105 1800 ΠINSPECTION , INVESTIGATION , ENFORCEMENT , AND COMPLIANCE GROUP .. 108 1900 ΠQUALITY ASSURANCE , INSPECTION , AND GRADING GROUP .. 115 2000 ΠSUPPLY GROUP 116 2100 ΠTRANSPORTATION GROUP . 118 2200 ΠINFORMATION TECHNOLOGY GROUP . 123 ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF WHITE COLL AR OCCUPATIONAL GROUPS AND SERIES ..125 PART II .130 OUTLINE OF POSITION CLASSIFICATION PLAN FOR TRADE , CRAFT , OR LABOR JOB FAMILIES AND OCCUPATIONS 130 DEFINITIONS OF TRADE , CRAFT , OR LABOR FAMILIES AND OCCUPATIONS 135 2500 ΠWIRE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE FAMILY .. 135 2600 ΠELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE FAMILY 136 2800 ΠELECTRICAL INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE FAMILY 138

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Handbook of Occupational Groups and Families December 2018 *Classification standard issued; **Flysheet issued; ***Job family standard issued U.S. Office of Personnel Management 2 3100 ΠFABRIC AND LEATHER WORK FAMILY .. 140 3300 ΠINSTRUMENT WORK FAMILY .. 142 3400 ΠMACHINE TOOL WORK FAMILY 144 3500 ΠGENERAL SERVICES AND SUPPORT WORK FAMILY 145 3600 ΠSTRUCTURAL AND FINISHING WORK FAMILY 147 3700 ΠMETAL PROCESSING FAMILY .. 149 3800 ΠMETAL WORK FAMILY .. 151 3900 ΠMOTION PICTURE , RADIO , TELEVISION , AND SOUND EQUIPMENT OPERATION FAMILY 153 4000 ΠLENS AND CRYSTAL WORK FAMILY 154 4100 ΠPAINTING AND PAPERHANGING FAMILY .. 155 4200 ΠPLUMBING AND PIPEFITTING FAMILY 156 4300 ΠPLIABLE MATERIALS WORK FAMILY . 157 4400 ΠPRINTING FAMILY . 158 4600 ΠWOOD WORK FAMILY . 160 4700 ΠGENERAL MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS WORK FAMILY 162 4800 ΠGENERAL EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE FAMILY 165 5000 ΠPLANT AND ANIMAL WORK FAMILY .. 168 5200 ΠMISCELLANEOUS OCCUPATIONS FAMILY 170 5300 ΠINDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE FAMILY .. 171 5400 ΠINDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT OPERATION FAMILY . 174 5700 ΠTRANSPORTATION /MOBILE EQUIPMENT OPERATION FAMILY 177 5800 ΠTRANSPORTATION /MOBILE EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE FAMILY . 181 6500 ΠAMMUNITION , EXPLOSIVES , AND TOXIC MATERIALS WORK FAMILY 183 6600 ΠARMAMENT WORK FAMILY . 185 6900 ΠWAREHOUSING AND STOCK HANDLING FAMILY . 187 7000 ΠPACKING AND PROCESSING FAMILY 189 7300 ΠLAUNDRY , DRY CLEANING , AND PRESSING FAMILY .. 191 7400 ΠFOOD PREPARATION AND SERVING FAMILY .. 192 7600 ΠPERSONAL SERVICES FAMILY . 194 8200 ΠFLUID SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE FAMILY .. 195 8600 ΠENGINE OVERHAUL FAMILY 197 8800 ΠAIRCRAFT OVERHAUL FAMILY .. 198 9000 ΠFILM PROC ESSING FAMILY .. 200 ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF TRADE, CRAFT , OR LABOR OCCUPATIONS AND FAMILIES 201 APPENDIX 204 VESSEL JOBS EXCLUDED FROM THE FEDERAL WAGE SYSTEM BY 5 U.S.C. 5342 204

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Handbook of Occupational Groups and Families December 2018 *Classification standard issued; **Flysheet issued; ***Job family standard issued U.S. Office of Personnel Management 3 INTRODUCTION The Handbook of Occupational Groups and Families provides agencies with a starting point to classify positions . For additional information, please refer to the Introduction to the Position Classification Standards . The Handbook of Occupational Groups and F amilies is divided into two parts: PART I White Collar Occupational Series Defines occupations and lists the series names and codes used in classifying white collar jobs in the Federal Government. Previous editions of this document referred to these occupations as fiGeneral Schedule System Occupations.fl PART II Trade, Craft, or Labor Occupational Series Defines occupations and lists the occupation names and codes used in classifying trade, craft or labor jobs in the Federal Government . Previous editions of this document referred to these occupations as fiFederal Wage System Occupations.fl GLOSSARY TERM DEFINITION Classification Standard Classification standards are i ssued by OPM to relate the grade level definitions in title 5 to specific work situations and thereby provide the basis for assigning to each position the appropriate title, series, and grade. (Source: Introduction to the Position Classification Standards , TS -134, July 1995, Revised 2009) Federal Wa ge System 5 U.S.C. 5102 (c)(7) exempts from coverage under the General Schedule those fiemployees in recognized trades or crafts, or other skilled mechanical crafts, or in unskilled, semi-skilled, or skilled manual-labor occupations, and other employees inc luding foremen and supervisors in positions having trade, craft, or laboring experience and knowledge as the paramount requirement.fl 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. Functional Guide and Standards Functional guides and functional standards are used to determine the grade of broad categories of Federal work classified under the General Schedule (GS) Classification System and the Federal Wage System (FWS) , respectively .

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Handbook of Occupational Groups and Families December 2018 *Classification standard issued; **Flysheet issued; ***Job family standard issued U.S. 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 It is designated by fiGSfl for positions at all of these grade levels. (Source: Introduction to the Position Classification Standards , TS -134, July 1995, Revised 2009) 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: similarity of functions performed, transferability of knowledge and skills from one occupation to another, or similarity of materials or equipment worked on. (Source: Federal Wage System Job Grading System , TS -44, Sep 1981) Job Family Standard ( for White Collar) A Job Family Standard (JFS) covers a group of related white collar occupations or series. (Source: The Classifier™s Handbook , TS -107, Aug 1991) Occupational Group A major category of white collar occupations, embracing a group of associated or related occupations; e.g., the Accounting and Budget Group, GS 0500; the Engineering and Architecture Group, GS 0800; the General Administrative, (Source: Introduction to the Pos ition Classification Standards , TS -134, July 1995 , Revised 2009) Series A subdivision of an occupational group or job family consisting of positions similar as to specialized line of work and qualifi cation requirements. Series are designated by a title a nd number such as the Accounting Series, 0510; the Secretary Series, 0318; the Microbiology Series, 0403. (Source: Introduction to the Position Classification Standards , TS -134, July 1995, Revised 2009) Trade, Cra ft, and Labor Occupations If a position clearly requires trades, craft, 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. (Source: Introduction to the Position Classification Standards , TS -134, July 1995, Revised 2009) 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 ad ministrative, clerical, scientific, artistic, or technical nature not related to trade, craft, or manual -labor work. (Source: Introduction to the Position Classification Standards , TS -134, July 1995, Revised 2009)

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Handbook of Occupational Groups and Families December 2018 *Classification standard issued; **Flysheet issued; ***Job family standard issued U.S. Office of Personnel Management 5 General Information This handbook does not provide grading criteria. For positions classified under the General Schedule, position c lassification standards and job family standards provide grading criteria. Job grading standards provide grad ing criteria for tr ade, craft, and labor positions classified under the Federal Wage System. A single asterisk (*) in this handbook indicates a published position classification standard or job grading standard exists for that series. Two asterisks (**) indicate a flysheet exists for that series. Thre e asterisks (***) indicate a published job family position classification standard exists for that series. For additional information regarding the classification of positions as Professional, Administrative, Techn ical, Clerical, or Other (PATCO), please refer to the Introduction to the Position Classification Standards , TS -134, July 1995, Revised 2009). Series which are underlined are hyperlinked to the corresponding standard for convenience. All agencies may use any occupational se ries in Parts I and II of this h andbook. The following series are for the sole use of the agencies and uses specified below . Series Number PATCO Category Series Name Agency / Use 0347 A GAO Evaluator General Accounting Office only. 0570 A Financial Institution Examining Federal Reserve System , Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Comptroller of the Currency, and the Office of Thrift Supervision only. 0580 A Credit Union Examiner National Credit Union Administration only. 0898 O Engineering Trainee National Institute of Standards and Technology (Department of Commerce) only. 0935 P Administrative Law Judge Use with Pay Plan code AL (Administrative Law Judges) only. 1002 T Arts and Information Support Department of Defense (NSPS only ). Not valid for submission to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management™s Central Personnel Data File. 1108 T Business Support Department of Defense (NSPS only ). Not valid for submission to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management™s Central Personnel Data File. 1398 O Physical Science Trainee National Institute of Standards and Technology (Department of Commerce) only. 1598 O Mathematics or Computer Science Trainee National Institute of Standards and Technology (Department of Commerce) only.

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Handbook of Occupational Groups and Families December 2018 *Classification standard issued; **Flysheet issued; ***Job family standard issued U.S. Office of Personnel Management 6 1703 P Education Specialist Department of Defense (NSPS only). Not valid for submission to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management™s Central Personnel Data File. 1831 A Securities Compliance Examining U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission only. 2186 A Technical Systems Program Manager Federal Aviation Administration (Department of Transportation) only. 2203 C Computer Operator Department of Defense (NSPS only). Not valid for submission to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management™s Central Personnel Data File. 2204 T Computer Technician Department of Defense (NSPS only). Not valid for submission to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management™s Central Personnel Data File.

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Handbook of Occupational Groups and Families December 2018 *Classification standard issued; **Flysheet issued; ***Job family standard issued U.S. Office of Personnel Management 8 Series Name Action 1021 Office Drafting Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 1109 Grants Management Establishes this series as a result of a recent occupational study. 1386 Photographic Technology Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 1540 Cryptography Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 2135 Transportation Loss and Damage Claims Examining Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 2501 General Wire Communications Equipment Installation and Maintenance Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 2508 Communications Line Installing and Repairing Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 2601 General Electronic Equipment Installation and Maintenance Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 2801 General Electrical Installation and Maintenance Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 3101 General Fabric and Leather Work Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 3119 Broom and Brush Making Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 3301 General Instrument Work Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 3378 Precision Measurement Equipment Calibrating Establishes this series as a result of a recent occupational study. 3401 General Machine Tool Work Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 3417 Tool Grinding Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 3501 General Services and Support Work Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 3601 General Structural and Finishing Work Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 3701 General Metal Processing Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 3716 Leadburning Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 3735 Metal Phototransferring Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 3736 Circuit Board Making Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 3801 General Metal Work Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System.

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Handbook of Occupational Groups and Families December 2018 *Classification standard issued; **Flysheet issued; ***Job family standard issued U.S. Office of Personnel Management 9 Series Name Action 3807 Structural/Ornamental Iron Working Cancels this series because of low agency usage . 3816 Engraving Cancels this series because of low agency usage . 3819 Airframe Jig Fitting Cancels this series because of low agency usage . 3858 Metal Tank and Radiator Repairing Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 3872 Metal Tube Making, Installing, and Repairing Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 3901 General Motion Picture, Radio, Television, and Sound Equipment Operation Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 4001 General Lens and Crystal Work Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 4005 Optical Element Working Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 4201 General Plumbing and Pipefitting Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 4301 General Pliable Materials Work Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 4360 Rubber Products Molding Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 4401 General Printing Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 4413 Negative Engraving Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 4414 Offset Photography Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 4419 Silk Screen Making and Printing Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 4425 Photoengraving Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 4440 Stereotype Platemaking Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 4446 Bank Note Engraving Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 4450 Intaglio Die and Plate Finishing Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 4601 General Wood Work Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 4639 Timber Working Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 4654 Form Block Making Cancels this series because of low agency usage.

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Handbook of Occupational Groups and Families December 2018 *Classification standard issued; **Flysheet issued; ***Job family standard issued U.S. Office of Personnel Management 10 Series Name Action 4701 General Maintenance and Operations Work Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 4716 Railroad Car Repairing Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 4801 General Equipment Maintenance Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 4806 Office Appliance Repairing Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 4807 Chemical Equipment Repairing Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 4808 Custodial Equipment Servicing Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 4820 Vending Machine Repairing Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 4848 Mechanical Parts Repairing Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 5001 General Plant and Animal Work Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 5002 Farming Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 5034 Dairy Farming Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 5035 Livestock Ranching/Wrangling Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 5201 General Miscellaneous Occupations Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 5235 Test Range Tracking Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 5301 General Industrial Equipment Maintenance Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 5310 Kitchen/Bakery Equipment Repairing Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 5341 Industrial Furnace Building and Repairing Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 5364 Door Systems Mechanic Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 5365 Physiological Trainer Mechanic Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 5384 Gasdynamic Facility Installing and Repairing Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 5401 General Industrial Equipment Operation Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 5427 Chemical Plant Operating Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 5439 Testing Equipment Operating Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 5446 Textile Equipment Operating Cancels this series because of low agency usage.

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Handbook of Occupational Groups and Families December 2018 *Classification standard issued; **Flysheet issued; ***Job family standard issued U.S. Office of Personnel Management 11 Series Name Action 5485 Aircraft Weight and Balance Operating Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 5701 General Transportation/Mobile Equipment Operation Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 5801 General Transportation/Mobile Equipment Maintenance Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 6501 General Ammunition, Explosives, and Toxic Materials Work Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 6517 Explosives Test Operating Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 6601 General Armament Work Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 6606 Artillery Testing Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 6901 General Warehousing and Stock Handling Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 7001 General Packing and Processing Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 7301 General Laundry, Dry Cleaning, and Pressing Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 7401 General Food Preparation and Serving Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 7601 General Personal Services Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 8201 General Fluid Systems Maintenance Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 8601 General Engine Overhaul Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 8675 Liquid Fuel Rocket Engine Mechanic Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 8801 General Aircraft Overhaul Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal Wage System Job Grading System. 8882 Airframe Test Operating Cancels this series because of low agency usage. 9001 General Film Processing Previously only described in Introduction to the Federal W age System Job Grading System. 9004 Motion Picture Developing/Printing Machine Operating Cancels this series because of low agency usage.

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