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Job Classification

Explore how positions are classified and the changes in classification that occur based on certain standards. This site also details the job audit process to help classify positions.

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How changes in classification occur

Changes in classification mainly occur due to a significant modification in job duties and responsibilities. If the core duties of a job changes considerably, managers can contact the Compensation team to assess the most appropriate classification and consider the possibility of a job audit.

A job audit is the process which analyzes requests for (a) new positions and (b) reclassifications. Visit our Job Audit website for more information. 

How positions are classified

Texas State has staff, faculty and student worker positions, which are classified based on:

1) Duties and knowledge, skills and abilities

Jobs are evaluated in order to objectively define and identify the core duties, responsibilities, tasks and authority level of positions.The duties and level of the position determine the assignment of a classification and job title to a position.

The Job Analysis Form (JAF) is the document used to describe positions in detail. (This form replaced the Guidelines Oriented Job Analysis [GOJA]).

2) Categories of staff positions

Staff employees may vary in the times worked in a workweek, depending on the requirements of the position. These designations range from full-time to split appointees.

Learn more here.

3) The law

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4) Other guidelines for specific positions

Guidelines exist for appointing certain positions, including management, supervisor, administrative assistant, grant and flex titles. Click on each category for more information.