Job families

Within Career/Pay’s broad job families, jobs are further categorized into job series based on the nature of the work. Within each series, job standards may be part of a formal or informal career progression. Each job standard has a broad, market-based pay band that accommodates the complex work environment of the University.  To access job series and career progression information and individual job standards, see the family links below.  Click on the Career Payband link below to access current fiscal year paybands. (This information may be updated frequently.)

Career Paybands (pdf)

How Does this Benefit Employees?

• Clear career paths: Employees can visualize possible career progressions
• User friendly: Job standards, career progressions, and pay bands are available online for career-planning purposes
• Flexibility: Off-Cycle Increases allow for timely pay/equity adjustments
• Simplicity: Positions are classified by comparison to clear job standards
• Non-hierarchical: Based on similar bodies of work, not ‘rank’ of work
• Individualized: Uses unique working titles to supplement system titles

How Was it Developed?

Like most large organizations, UVM classifies its staff positions to help supervisors communicate with applicants and employees about jobs, to help determine salaries, and to ensure compliance with laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Civil Rights Act,  the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Higher Education Act (PDF).

UVM’s Career/Pay System was designed by individuals campus-wide and is based on best industry practices that focus on competencies, skills, and the scope and functions of the job. Currently it is used to classify staff positions except Officers of Administration. The project began with approval from President Fogel in March 2003 and the first phase was finished in December 2005.

Career/Pay Job Families

Please review the applicable Job Family (below) and select the correct Series to access specific details fo reach position.

Administrative Support (C) Family
Administrative Support Family positions do not require a Bachelor's degree and are non-exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). They cover a broad range of business, library, office, program, service and technical support functions.

Executive (E) Family
Executive Family positions require a Bachelor's degree and seven to ten years of experience, are exempt from the FLSA and are heads/directors of one or more departments. 

Professional (P) Family
Professional Family jobs require at minimum, education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree and are exempt from the FLSA. They encompass a broad range of administrative services, health care, information technology, outreach, research and student/academic professional functions..

Technical (T) Family
Technical Family positions perform a broad range of technical functions in addition to administration and oversight of laboratory and/or field research, multimedia equipment and instrumentation, environmental safety programs, and services or processes. These positions are primarily non-exempt from the FLSA. Education and experience equivalent to a minimum of a high school diploma, specialized training or skills, and one to six years' related work experience is required. Includes Equipment, Media, Research and Safety.

Specialized (Sp) Family
Specialized Family positions provide routine to complex assistance, coordination, and oversight of precise functions within diversified bodies of work that require a specific area of expertise and minimum of two years postsecondary course of study, or training. They are largely non-exempt from the FLSA. Education and experience equivalent to a minimum of an Associate’s degree, specialized training or skills, and one to four years' related experience is required. Includes Accounting, Data Management, Facilities Analysis, Information Technology, Medical Specialist and Technologist, Nursing, Process Coordination, Program and Student Services Specialties.

Skilled Craft (K) Family
Skilled Craft Family positions perform a broad range of routine to complex manual and mechanical functions and provide general to highly skilled repairs, restoration, maintenance, and installations using a specialized manual skills and knowledge of a particular craft or trade. Specific apprenticeship requirements, certification, or licensure may apply. They are non-exempt from the FLSA. Education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma is required. Includes Facilities (Building, Hazardous Materials, Operating Engineer and Utilities) and Mechanical Trades.

Service (S) Family
Service Family positions perform a broad range of routine to specialized assistance, maintenance and repair functions and provide coordination and oversight of services and operations related to law enforcement, personal/building security, access and transportation and parking. They are predominately non-exempt from the FLSA. Education and experience equivalent to a minimum of a high school diploma is required. Includes Transportation and Protective Services.

Maintenance (M) Family
Maintenance Family positions perform a broad range of assistance, coordination, and oversight of custodial, grounds, and pasture maintenance, horticultural activities, routine assistance and care to designated farm animals, and routine to specialized equipment repair and maintenance. They are non-exempt from the FLSA, with the exception of certain supervisory positions. Education and experience equivalent to at least an elementary education is required. Includes Research Facility, Farm, Custodial and Grounds Maintenance.