Compensation and Classification

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View the Competencies for My Job Classification

Professional and Scientific staff can access the competencies for your job classification by going through Self Service. When you open your ePersonnel file, you will find information about your job, including your University job classification. Your classification title is now a link to a display that includes:

  • Your University job classification details, including the function, family and title of your classification, job code and salary level.
  • The key areas of responsibility for your classification, listing both the job family responsibility and the description of the responsibilities specific to your classification.
  • The universal competencies that apply to all University jobs. Colleges and divisions may identify additional competencies that may apply to all jobs within that organization.
  • The technical competencies that apply to the work you do. This may include the job family technical competencies that usually apply to jobs within your job family, and the optional technical competencies that could apply to your particular job or assignment.

The typical behaviors for each of the competencies (universal and technical) illustrate how a particular competency is applied at different levels of proficiency.  A description of the minimum proficiency level expected  for that job classification is also identified.

View the Competencies for Other Professional and Scientific Jobs

Within Self Service (Go to Personal Tab - ePersonnel File - select your linked Title) and the information about your university job classification, there are two options for looking at the classification information and competencies of other jobs that may be of interest:

  • A link labeled “View Other University Job Classifications” takes you to a search tool through which you can access the same information about any other professional and scientific job classification. This tool allows you to search by the job function and job family, using drop down options. You may also search by job code or job title. You do not need to know the exact job title to search, as the tool will search for all University professional titles containing the words you select. For example, the word “analyst” will lead you to all of the University classification titles that include the word analyst for you to select from.
  • A second link labeled “Comparison View” allows you to compare jobs within your current job family side by side. This view allows you to compare the key areas of responsibility and the anticipated minimum proficiency levels for each of the competencies for the job family. Arrows allow you to scroll through the different jobs in your job family in comparing them to your current classification.

Identifying Competencies that are Most Important for My Current Work

As noted there are two types of technical competencies, job family and optional, not all of which may be relevant or important to your individual work. After reviewing the competencies and typical behaviors for your classification, you and your supervisor should discuss which are most relevant and critical to your work today and in preparing you for future work. This discussion should consider changes anticipated through new initiatives, competitive demands, technology, and regulations.

Using Competencies to Develop My Career

By reviewing the key areas of responsibility and the competencies for your classification and another classification, you are able to identify what work you would need to perform and skills you would need to develop to develop your career. Discussing with your supervisor if there is a need for you to take on different assignments and what training or other development opportunities there are is a good way to develop a plan. You can also discuss your career interests with Career Development Advising staff or look at courses offered by Learning and Development.