Missouri State University

Job Family 3 Knowledge Equivalencies Chart

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

  

A. Educational
Requirements
of the Job

B. 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
197 pts
2
394 pts
3
591 pts
4
788 pts
5
985 pts
6
1182 pts
7
1379 pts

2. Primary Voc.

HS + 30 hrs

2
394 pts
3
591 pts
4
788 pts
5
985 pts
6
1182 pts
7
1379 pts
8
1576 pts

3. Advanced Voc.

HS + 30-60

3
591 pts
4
788 pts
5
985 pts
6
1182 pts
7
1379 pts
8
1576 pts
9
1773 pts

4. Specialized

Assoc. Deg. (60+)

4
788 pts
5
985 pts
6
1182 pts
7
1379 pts
8
1576 pts
9
1773 pts
10
1970 pts

5. Primary Prof.

NS Coll. Deg.

5
985 pts
6
1182 pts
7
1379 pts
8
1576 pts
9
1773 pts
10
1970 pts
11
2167 pts

6. Professional

Prof. Deg.

6
1182 pts
7
1379 pts
8
1576 pts
9
1773 pts
10
1970 pts
11
2167 pts
12
2364 pts

7. Advanced Prof.

Masters Deg.

7
1379 pts
8
1576 pts
9
1773 pts
10
1970 pts
11
2167 pts
12
2364 pts
13
2561 pts

  

Job Family 3, Factor Ia: Educational Requirements of the Job

Formal educational and vocational training required including, secondary, vocational, and college courses necessary in order to perform the job at an acceptable level.

1. Primary. The job requires a high school diploma or equivalent.

2. Primary Vocational. The job requires a high school diploma or equivalent, and up to one year (30 credit hours) of technical training, certification and/or vocational classes or course work in a specialized area.

3. Advanced Vocational. The job requires a high school diploma or equivalent and 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 or equivalent vocational training.

4. Specialized. The job requires a high school diploma or equivalent and an Associate’s degree (60 credit hours or more).

5. Primary Professional. The job requires a four-year college degree in a non-technical area or non-specific area.

6. Professional. The job requires a college degree in a business or technical area or a four-year degree with specific classes in a specialized or technical area.

7. Advanced Professional. The job requires completion of a Master’s degree.
 

Job Family 3, Factor Ib: Experience Requirements

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.