Job Family 1 Knowledge Equivalencies Chart

The level of knowledge required in order to adequately perform the job. Knowledge is acquired through a combination of formal training and related job experience. This factor defines knowledge based on the level and specificity of the educational requirements of the position, and the amount of relevant experience required by the job. This is a factor with 13 scale points developed through the use of a grid incorporating both educational requirements for the job and general work experience. This equivalencies grid approach explicitly recognizes that for many jobs experience and education can act as substitutes for each other.

Specific job requirements may limit the application of this chart. For example, a specific job might require a minimum of five years of experience and not allow an educational equivalent. Another job might require a specific college degree and not allow an experience equivalent. Both jobs would be at factor level 6 regardless whether or not the equivalency was allowed. In other words, this chart allows equivalencies to exist but does not require them for all jobs where job requirements do not make it possible.

 
Factor Levels for Educational and Experience Requirements of the Job
 
 
Ia. Educational
Requirements
of the Job
 
Ib. Experience Requirements for the Job
 
1. None
 
2. One
year
 
3. Two
years
 
4. Three
years
 
5. Four
years
 
6. Five
years
 
7. Six
years plus
 

1. Primary - HS diploma or equiv.

 
1
200 pts
 
2
260 pts
 
3
360 pts
 
4
500 pts
 
5
680 pts
 
6
900 pts
 
7
1160 pts
 
2. Primary Voc.

HS + 30 hrs

 
2
260 pts
 
3
360 pts
 
4
500 pts
 
5
680 pts
 
6
900 pts
 
7
1160 pts
 
8
1460 pts
 
3. Advanced Voc.

HS + 30-60

 
3
360 pts
 
4
500 pts
 
5
680 pts
 
6
900 pts
 
7
1160 pts
 
8
1460 pts
 
9
1800 pts
 
4. Specialized

Assoc. Deg. (60+)

 
4
500 pts
 
5
680 pts
 
6
900 pts
 
7
1160 pts
 
8
1460 pts
 
9
1800 pts
 
10
2180 pts
 
5. Primary Prof.

NS Coll. Deg.

 
5
680 pts
 
6
900 pts
 
7
1160 pts
 
8
1460 pts
 
9
1800 pts
 
10
2180 pts
 
11
2600 pts
 
6. Professional

Prof. Deg.

 
6
900 pts
 
7
1160 pts
 
8
1460 pts
 
9
1800 pts
 
10
2180 pts
 
11
2600 pts
 
12
3060 pts
 
7. Advanced Prof.

Masters Deg.

 
7
1160 pts
 
8
1460 pts
 
9
1800 pts
 
10
2180 pts
 
11
2600 pts
 
12
3060 pts
 
13
3560 pts
 

Job Family 1, Factor Ia: Educational Requirements of the Job

Job knowledge including formal knowledge based on the educational and vocational training required, including secondary, vocational, and college courses necessary in order to perform the job at an acceptable level, and/or knowledge of specific professional or technical areas acquired through specific work experience.

1. Primary. A primary level of knowledge including basic literacy and mathematical knowledge equivalent to that acquired through possessing a high school diploma or the equivalent.

2. Primary Vocational. A level of knowledge beyond that of a high school diploma or its equivalent that would include one or more of the following:

  • Up to one year (30 credit hours) of technical training, certification, and/or vocational classes or course work in a specialized area.
  • Knowledge of a specific professional or technical area such as accounting, bookkeeping, purchasing, information technology, complex database or record keeping, library science, and/or similar areas, that could be acquired through one to two years of job experience.
  • Basic knowledge in supervising, training, and reviewing the work of others such as could be acquired through one to two years of job experience.
3. Advanced Vocational. A level of knowledge beyond that of high school diploma or its equivalent that would include one or more of the following:
  • More than one year and up to two years (more than 30 but less than 60 credit hours) of college in specific and/or specialized courses and/or equivalent vocational training.
  • Knowledge of a specific professional or technical area such as accounting, bookkeeping, purchasing, information technology, complex database or record keeping, library science, and/or similar areas that could be acquired through at least two years of job experience.
  • Knowledge of supervision and basic supervisory skills as demonstrated by a specific job requirement for limited but direct supervisory experience.
4. Specialized. A level of knowledge beyond that of high school diploma or its equivalent that would include one or more of the following:
  • An Associate’s degree, an equivalent vocational degree, or an equivalent level of training or specialized courses (60 credit hours or more).
  • Advanced knowledge of a specific professional or technical area such as accounting, bookkeeping, information technology, complex database or record keeping, library science, and/or similar areas that could be acquired through three or more years of job experience.
  • Considerable knowledge of supervision and evidence of supervisory skills as demonstrated by specific job requirements for significant supervisory experience.
5. Primary Professional. A level of knowledge requiring either a non-specific four-year college degree, or a degree in a non-technical field.
 
6. Professional. A level of knowledge requiring one or more of the following:
  • A college degree in a business or technical area (such as accounting, finance, computer science, engineering, management, marketing, etc.).
  • A four-year degree with specific classes in a specialized or technical area.
  • A Master’s Degree in an unspecified or non-technical area.
7. Advanced Professional. A level of knowledge requiring completion of a Master’s degree in a technical or professional field.
 

Job Family 1, Factor Ib: Experience Requirements

 
Knowledge based on the minimum amount of job-related experience that is necessary in order to perform the job at an acceptable level.
 
1. None. The job requires no previous work experience or a limited degree of experience which can be acquired in less than one year.
 
2. One Year. The job requires sufficient job knowledge to necessitate at least one year of experience performing similar or related duties.
 
3. Two Years. The job requires considerable knowledge to necessitate at least two years of experience performing similar or related duties.
 
4. Three Years. The job requires moderate job knowledge to necessitate three years of experience performing similar or related duties.
 
5. Four Years. The job requires moderately extensive job knowledge to necessitate four years of experience performing similar or related duties.
 
6. Five Years. The job requires extensive job knowledge to necessitate at least five years of experience performing similar or related duties.
 
7. Six Years Plus. The job requires extensive specialized job knowledge to necessitate six or more years of experience performing similar or related duties.