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Classification & Qualifications Classifying General Schedule Positions

 

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Classifying White Collar Positions

Position classification standards and functional guides define Federal white collar occupations, establish official position titles, and describe the various levels of work.

The documents below provide general information used in determining the occupational series, title, grade, and pay system for positions performing white collar work in the Federal Government.

Handbooks

Position Classification Standards for White Collar Work

Position classification standards provide information used in determining the occupational series and title for positions performing white collar work in the Federal Government. They also provide grading criteria for positions classified under the General Schedule (GS) Classification System.

If a series is not included in this list, we have not issued a specific classification standard for that series. Documents on the Classifying White Collar Positions webpage provide series definitions and guidance on classifying positions in series with no published standard.

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0000 – Miscellaneous Occupations Group
SeriesOccupation
0006 Correctional Institution Administration Series
0007 Correctional Officer Series
0017 Explosives Safety Series
0018 Safety and Occupational Health Management Series
0019 Safety Technician Series
0020 Community Planning Series
0023 Outdoor Recreation Planning Series
0025 Park Ranger Series
0028 Environmental Protection Specialist Series
0060 Chaplain Series
0062 Clothing Design Series
0072 Fingerprint Identification Series
0080 Security Administration Series
0081 Fire Protection and Prevention Series
0082 United States Marshal Series
0083 Police Series - Grade Evaluation Guide for Police and Security Guard Positions
0084 Nuclear Materials Courier Series
0085 Security Guard Series - Grade Evaluation Guide for Police and Security Guard Positions
0086 Security Clerical and Assistance Series
0089 Emergency Management Series
0090 Guide Series
0095 Foreign Law Specialist Series

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0100 – Social Science, Psychology, and Welfare Group
SeriesOccupation
0105 Social Insurance Administration Series
0106 Unemployment Insurance Series
0110 Economist Series
0132 Intelligence Series
0136 International Cooperation Series
0142 Workforce Development Series
0150 Geography Series
0160 Civil Rights Analysis Series
0170 History Series
0180 Psychology Series
0184 Sociology Series
0185 Social Work Series
0186 Social Services Aid and Assistant Series
0187 Social Services Series
0188 Recreation Specialist Series
0189 Recreation Aid and Assistant Series
0193 Archeology Series

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0200 – Human Resources Management Group
SeriesOccupation
0200 Job Family Standard for Administrative Work in the Human Resources Management Group

Series Covered:
  • 0201, Human Resources Management
0200 Job Family Standard for Assistance Work in the Human Resources Management Group

Series Covered:
  • 0203, Human Resources Assistance
0241 Mediation Series
0243 Apprenticeship and Training Series
0244 Labor Management Relations Examining Series
0260 Equal Employment Opportunity Series

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0300 – General Administrative, Clerical, and Office Services Group
SeriesOccupation
0301 Miscellaneous Administration and Program Series
0302 Messenger Series
0303 Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Series
0304 Information Receptionist Series
0305 Mail and File Series
0306 Government Information Series
0309 Correspondence Clerk Series
0313 Work Unit Supervising Series
0318 Secretary Series
0319 Closed Microphone Reporting Series
0322 Clerk-Typist Series
0326 Office Automation Clerical and Assistance Series
0332 Computer Operation Series
0335 Computer Clerk and Assistant Series
0341 Administrative Officer Series
0342 Support Services Administration Series
0343 Management and Program Analysis Series
0344 Management and Program Clerical and Assistance Series
0346 Logistics Management Series
0350 Equipment Operator Series
0356 Data Transcriber Series
0357 Coding Series
0360 Equal Opportunity Compliance Series
0361 Equal Opportunity Assistance Series
0382 Telephone Operating Series
0390 Telecommunications Processing Series
0391 Telecommunications Series
0392 General Telecommunication Series
0394 Communications Clerical Series

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0400 – Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences Group
SeriesOccupation
0400 Job Family Standard for Professional Work in the Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences Group

Series Covered:
  • 0401, General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences
  • 0403, Microbiology
  • 0405, Pharmacology
  • 0408, Ecology
  • 0410, Zoology
  • 0413, Physiology
  • 0414, Entomology
  • 0415, Toxicology
  • 0430, Botany
  • 0434, Plant Pathology
  • 0435, Plant Physiology
  • 0437, Horticulture
  • 0440, Genetics
  • 0454, Rangeland Management
  • 0457, Soil Conservation
  • 0460, Forestry
  • 0470, Soil Science
  • 0471, Agronomy
  • 0480, Fish and Wildlife Administration
  • 0482, Fish Biology
  • 0485, Wildlife Refuge Management
  • 0486, Wildlife Biology
  • 0487, Animal Science
0400 Grade Level Guide for Aid and Technical Work in the Biological Sciences
0404 Biological Science Technician Series
0421 Plant Protection Technician Series
0455 Range Technician Series
0458 Soil Conservation Technician Series
0459 Irrigation System Operation Series
0462 Forestry Technician Series

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0500 – Accounting and Budget Group
SeriesOccupation
0500 Job Family Standard for Professional and Administrative Work in the Accounting and Budget Group

Series Covered:
  • 0501, Financial Administration and Program
  • 0510, Accounting
  • 0511, Auditing
  • 0512, Internal Revenue Agent
  • 0526, Tax Specialist
  • 0560, Budget Analysis
0500 Job Family Standard for Clerical and Technical Accounting and Budget Work

Series Covered:
  • 0503, Financial Clerical and Technician
  • 0525, Accounting Technician
  • 0530, Cash Processing
  • 0540, Voucher Examining
  • 0544, Civilian Pay
  • 0545, Military Pay
  • 0561, Budget Clerical and Assistance
  • 0592, Tax Examining
  • 0593, Insurance Accounts
0505 Financial Management Series

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0600 – Medical, Hospital, Dental, and Public Health Group
SeriesOccupation
0600 Job Family Standard for Assistance and Technical Work in the Medical, Hospital, Dental, and Public Heath Group

Series Covered:
  • 0675, Medical Records Technician
  • 0679, Medical Support Assistance
0602 Medical Officer Series
0610 Nurse Series
0620 Practical (Vocational) Nurse Series
0621 Nursing Assistant Series
0622 Medical Supply Aide and Technician Series
0625 Autopsy Assistant Series
0630 Dietitian and Nutritionist Series
0631 Occupational Therapist Series
0633/
0639
Multiseries Position Classification Standard for Therapist Series

Series Covered:
  • 0633, Physical Therapist
  • 0635, Kinesiotherapy
  • 0637, Manual Arts Therapist
  • 0638, Recreation/Creative Arts Therapist
  • 0639, Educational Therapist
0636 Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant Series
0640 Health Aid and Technician Series
0644 Medical Technologist Series
0645 Medical Technician Series
0646 Pathology Technician Series
0647 Diagnostic Radiologic Technologist Series
0648 Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist Series
0649 Medical Instrument Technician Series
0650 Medical Technical Assistant Series
0651 Respiratory Therapist Series
0660 Pharmacist Series
0661 Pharmacy Technician Series
0662 Optometrist Series
0665 Speech Pathology and Audiology Series
0667 Orthotist and Prosthetist Series
0669 Medical Records Administration Series
0670 Health System Administration Series
0671 Health System Specialist Series
0673 Hospital Housekeeping Management Series
0680 Dental Officer Series
0681 Dental Assistant Series
0682 Dental Hygiene Series
0683 Dental Laboratory Aid and Technician Series
0685 Public Health Program Specialist Series
0688 Sanitarian Series
0690 Industrial Hygiene Series
0696 Consumer Safety Series
0698 Environmental Health Technician Series

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0700 – Veterinary Medical Science Gruop
SeriesOccupation
0701 Veterinary Medical Science Series
0704 Animal Health Technician Series

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0800 – Engineering and Architecture Gruop
SeriesOccupation
0800 Job Family Standard for Professional Work in the Engineering and Architecture Group

Series Covered:
  • 0801, General Engineering and Architecture
  • 0803, Safety Engineering
  • 0804, Fire Protection Engineering
  • 0806, Materials Engineering
  • 0807, Landscape Architecture
  • 0808, Architecture
  • 0810, Civil Engineering
  • 0819, Environmental Engineering
  • 0830, Mechanical Engineering
  • 0840, Nuclear Engineering
  • 0850, Electrical Engineering
  • 0854, Computer Engineering
  • 0855, Electronics Engineering
  • 0858, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • 0861, Aerospace Engineering
  • 0871, Naval Architecture
  • 0880, Mining Engineering
  • 0881, Petroleum Engineering
  • 0890, Agricultural Engineering
  • 0893, Chemical Engineering
  • 0896, Industrial Engineering
0800 Grade-Evaluation Guide for Hospital Engineer
0800 Job Family Standard for Technical Work in the Engineering and Architecture Group

Series Covered:
  • 0802, Engineering Technical
  • 0809, Construction Control Technical
  • 0817, Survey Technical
  • 0856, Electronics Technical
  • 0873, Marine Survey Technical
  • 0895, Industrial Engineering Technical

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0900 – Legal and Kindred Group
SeriesOccupation
0900 Job Family Standard for Assistance Work in the Legal and Kindred Group

Series Covered:
  • 0962, Contact Representative
  • 0963, Legal Instruments Examining
  • 0986, Legal Assistance
  • 0998, Claims Assistance and Examining
0901 General Legal and Kindred Administration Series
0905 General Attorney Series
0950 Paralegal Specialist Series
0965 Land Law Examining Series
0967 Passport and Visa Examining Series
0991 Workers' Compensation Claims Examining Series
0993 Railroad Retirement Claims Examining Series
0996 Veteran Claims Examining Series

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1000 – Information and Arts Group
SeriesOccupation
1008 Interior Design Series
1010 Exhibits Specialist Series
1015 Museum Curator Series
1016 Museum Specialist and Technician Series
1020 Illustrating Series
1021 Office Drafting Series
1035 Public Affairs Series
1040 Language Specialist Series
1046 Language Clerical Series
1060 Photography Series
1071 Audiovisual Production Series
1082 Writing and Editing Series
1083 Technical Writing and Editing Series
1084 Visual Information Series
1087 Editorial Assistance Series

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1100 – Business and Industry Group
SeriesOccupation
1102 Contracting Series
1103 Industrial Property Management Series
1104 Property Disposal Series
1105 Purchasing Series
1106 Procurement Clerical and Technician Series
1107 Property Disposal Clerical and Technician Series
1109 Grants Management Series
1140 Trade Specialist Series
1144 Commissary Management Series
1145 Agricultural Program Specialist Series
1146 Agricultural Marketing Series
1147 Agricultural Market Reporting Series
1150 Industrial Specialist Series
1152 Production Control Series
1160 Financial Analysis Series
1163 Insurance Examining Series
1165 Loan Specialist Series
1169 Internal Revenue Officer Series
1170 Realty Series
1171 Appraising Series
1173 Housing Management Series
1176 Building Management Series

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1200 – Copyright, Patent, and Trademark Group
SeriesOccupation
1221 Patent Advisor Series
1222 Patent Attorney Series
1223 Patent Classifying Series
1224 Patent Examining Series
1226 Design Patent Examining Series

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1300 – Physical Sciences Group
SeriesOccupation
1300 Job Family Standard for Professional Work in the Physical Science Group

Series Covered:
  • 1301, General Physical Science
  • 1306, Health Physics
  • 1310, Physics
  • 1313, Geophysics
  • 1315, Hydrology
  • 1320, Chemistry
  • 1321, Metallurgy
  • 1330, Astronomy and Space Science
  • 1340, Meteorology
  • 1350, Geology
  • 1360, Oceanography
  • 1370, Cartography
  • 1372, Geodesy
  • 1373, Land Surveying
  • 1380, Forest Products Technology
  • 1382, Food Technology
  • 1384, Textile Technology
  • 1386, Photographic Technology
1300 Job Family Standard for Technical Work in the Physical Sciences Group

Series Covered:
  • 1311, Physical Science Technician
  • 1316, Hydrologic Technician
  • 1341, Meteorological Technician
  • 1371, Cartographic Technician
  • 1374, Geodetic Technician
1361 Navigational Information Series

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1400 – Library and Archives Group
SeriesOccupation
1410 Librarian Series
1411 Library Technician Series
1412 Technical Information Services Series
1420 Archivist Series
1421 Archives Technician Series

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1500 – Mathematics and Statistics Group
SeriesOccupation
1500 Job Family Standard for Professional Work in the Mathematical Sciences Group

Series Covered:
  • 1501, General Mathematics and Statistics
  • 1510, Actuarial Science
  • 1515, Operations Research
  • 1520, Mathematics
  • 1529, Mathematical Statistics
  • 1530, Statistics
1521 Mathematics Technician Series
1531 Statistical Assistant Series
1550 Computer Science Series

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1600 – Equipment, Facilities, and Services Group
SeriesOccupation
1600 Job Family Standard for Administrative Work in the Equipment, Facilities, and Services Group

Series Covered:
  • 1601, Equipment, Facilities, and Services
  • 1630, Cemetery Administration Services
  • 1640, Facility Operations Services
  • 1654, Printing Services
  • 1658, Laundry Operations Services
  • 1667, Food Services
  • 1670, Equipment Services
1603 Equipment, Facilities, and Services Assistance Series

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1700 – Education Group
SeriesOccupation
1701 General Education and Training Series
1702 Education and Training Technician Series
1710 Education and Vocational Training Series
1712 Training Instruction Series
1715 Vocational Rehabilitation Series
1720 Education Program Series
1730 Education Research Series
1740 Education Services Series
1750 Instructional Systems Series

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1800 – Administrative Work in the Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, and Compliance Group
SeriesOccupation
1800 Job Family Standard for Administrative Work in the Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, and Compliance Group

Series Covered:
  • 1801, General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, and Compliance
  • 1805, Investigative Analysis
  • 1810, General Investigation
  • 1811, Criminal Investigation
  • 1822, Mine Safety and Health Inspection
  • 1849, Wage and Hour Investigation
  • 1850, Agricultural Warehouse Inspection
  • 1860, Equal Opportunity Investigation
  • 1881, Customs and Border Protection Interdiction
  • 1889, Import Compliance
  • 1895, Customs and Border Protection
  • 1896, Border Patrol Enforcement
1802 Compliance Inspection and Support Series
1815 Air Safety Investigating Series
1825 Aviation Safety Series
1862 Consumer Safety Inspection Series
1863 Food Inspection Series
1894 Customs Entry and Liquidating Series

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1900 – Quality Assurance, Inspection, and Grading Group
SeriesOccupation
1910 Quality Assurance Series
1980 Agricultural Commodity Grading Series

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2000 – Supply Group
SeriesOccupation
2000 Supply Group
2001 General Supply Series
2003 Supply Program Management Series
2005 Supply Clerical and Technician Series
2010 Inventory Management Series
2030 Distribution Facilities and Storage Management Series
2032 Packaging Series
2091 Sales Store Clerical Series

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2100 – Transportation Group
SeriesOccupation
2102 Transportation Clerk and Assistant Series
2110 Transportation Industry Analysis Series
2121 Railroad Safety Series
2123 Motor Carrier Safety Series
2125 Highway Safety Series
2130 Traffic Management Series
2131 Freight Rate Series
2144 Cargo Scheduling Series
2151 Dispatching Series
2152 Air Traffic Control Series
2154 Air Traffic Assistance Series
2161 Marine Cargo Series
2181 Aircraft Operations Series
2183 Air Navigation Series
2185 Aircrew Technician Series

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2200 – Information Technology Group
SeriesOccupation
2200 Job Family Standard for Administrative Work in the Information Technology Group

Series Covered:
  • 2210, Information Technology Management

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Functional Guides for White Collar Work

Functional guides are used to determine the grade of broad categories of Federal white collar work classified under the General Schedule (GS) Classification System.

Refer to the Introduction to the Position Classification Standards or The Classifier's Handbook for more information on the use of functional guides.

Function Documents
FunctionTitle
Administrative Analysis Administrative Analysis Grade Evaluation Guide
Clerical & Assistance Grade Level Guide for Clerical and Assistance Work
Collateral Correctional Grade Level Guide for Positions Requiring Collateral Correctional Skills
Education Program Grade Evaluation Guide for Positions of Managers of Operating Education Programs
Equipment Development Equipment Development Grade Evaluation Guide
Instructional Grade Level Guide for Instructional Work
Interpretive Guide for the Evaluation of Professional Positions Engaged in Interpretive Work
Leader General Schedule Leader Grade Evaluation Guide
Office Automation Office Automation Grade Evaluation Guide
Policy Analysis Policy Analysis Grade-Evaluation Guide
Program Specialist Guide for the Evaluation of Program Specialist Positions
Research Research Grade Evaluation Guide
Research Grants Research Grants Grade-Evaluation Guide
Supervisory General Schedule Supervisory Guide
Supply Grade Evaluation Guide for Supply Positions
Test & Evaluation Grade Level Guide for Test and Evaluation Work in Engineering and Science Occupations
Typing & Stenography Typing and Stenography Grade Evaluation Guide
Visual Arts Grade Evaluation Guide for Visual Arts Work
Writing & Editing Writing and Editing Grade Evaluation Guide

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