University of Texas at El Paso
NEW: Online Job Descriptions    

HRS is pleased to announce that job descriptions are now available online.

Job Families    

Primary Occupational Activity

Executive, Administrative and Managerial

Include all persons whose assignments require primary (and major) responsibility for management of the institution, or customarily recognized department or subdivision thereof.  Assignments require the performance of work directly related to management policies or general business operations of the institution, department or subdivisions, etc.  It is assumed that assignments in this category customarily and regularly require the incumbent to exercise discretion and independent judgment, and to direct the work of others.  Included in this category are all officers holding such titles as President, Vice President, Dean, Directors, or the equivalents, as well as officers subordinate to any of these administrators with such titles as Associate Dean, Assistant Dean, Executive Officers of academic departments (chairperson, heads, or the equivalent) if their principal activity is administrative.  NOTE:  Supervisory personnel of the technical, clerical, craft, and service/maintenance force will be reported within the specific categories.



Include all persons whose specific assignments customarily are made for conducting instruction, research, or public service as a principal activity, and who hold academic-rank titles of professors, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor, lecture, or the equivalent of any one of these academic ranks.  Included in this category are Deans, Directors, or the equivalents, as well as Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, and executive officers of academic departments (chairpersons, heads, or the equivalent) if their principal activity is instructional.  Do not include student teachers or research assistants.


Professional Non-faculty

Included in this category are persons whose assignments would require either college graduation or experience of such kind and amount as to provide a comparable background.  Included would be all staff members with assignments requiring specialized professional training who should not be reported under Activity 1 (Executive) or Activity 2 (Faculty), and who should not be classified under any of the four “nonprofessional” categories.


Clerical and Secretarial

Include all persons whose assignments typically are associated with clerical activities or are specifically of a secretarial nature.  Includes personnel who are responsible for internal and external communications, recording and retrieval of data (other than computer programmers) and/or information and other paper work required in an office, such as bookkeepers, administrative assistants, clerks, etc.  Includes sales clerks such as those employed full-time in the bookstore, and library clerks who are not recognized as librarians.


Technical and Paraprofessionals

Include all persons whose assignments require specialized knowledge or skills that may be acquired through experience or academic work such as is offered in many two-year technical institutes, junior colleges or thorough equivalent on-the-job training.  Include computer programmers and operators, draftsmen, engineering aids, junior engineers, mathematical aides, licensed vocational nurses, dietitians, photographers, radio operators, scientific assistants, technical illustrators, technicians (medical, dental, electronic-physical sciences), and similar occupations not properly classifiable in other occupational activity categories but which are institutionally defined as technical assignments.


Include persons who perform some of the duties of a professional or technician in a supportive role, which usually requires less formal training and/or experience normally required for professional or technical status.  Each position may fall within an identified pattern of staff development and promotion under a “New Careers” concept.


Skilled Crafts

Include all persons whose assignments typically require special manual skills and a thorough and comprehensive knowledge training and experience or through apprenticeship or other formal training programs.  Include mechanics and repairmen, electricians, stationary engineers, skilled machinists, carpenters, compositors and typesetters.



Include persons whose assignments require limited degrees of previously acquired skills and knowledge in which workers perform duties that result in or contribute to the comfort, and upkeep buildings, facilities, or grounds of the institutional property.


Include chauffeurs, laundry and dry cleaning operators, cafeteria and restaurant workers, truck drivers, bus drivers and garage laborers, custodial personnel, gardeners and groundskeepers, refuse collectors, construction laborers, and security personnel.