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Job Function Information


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Job functions are sub-sets within a job family and are used to further group jobs.  Your peers within your department are likely part of the same job family as you, and may be part of the same job function.


A job function is a specific occupational area within a family that is similar in educational background, experience/competency requirements and market value. For a comprehensive listing of job families (and their corresponding functions), please visit the job families page.

Examples of job functions (with corresponding job families):

  • Family: Human Resources
    Functions: Compensation, Benefits
  • Family: Academic Support
    Functions: Advising
  • Family: Library Services
    Functions: Collections, Archives

For definitions of job categories and job levels, please refer to the Salary Administration Guidebook.