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FACTORS AND DEGREES
Degree II: Operational, in that choices can be made as to what and how the operations are completed.
Degree III: Requires the determination of particular process(es) for doing work. May also include designing the process itself. Does not require the actual process to be performed by the individual.
Degree IV: Interpretative, in that there is a choice in determining the tactical plans to achieve the objectives established by a higher management level.
Degree V: Programmatic, as defined by the mission of the district, college or division/operating unit, as opposed to a piece of the program (i.e., planning, evaluation, etc.).
FACTOR II - COMPLEXITYDefinition: Measures the nature and need for analysis and judgment. Allows consideration of available guidelines, written and verbal procedures, policies, regulations, references, precedents, practice, methods and techniques. Degree I: Prescribed with established standard guidelines to cover work situations and necessary options.
Degree II: Patterned, wherein information is studies to determine meaning and develop a practical solution.
Degree III: Formulative, in that the relevance and importance of theories, concepts and principles must be considered in order to tailor and apply in varying situations.
Degree IV: Strategic actions in the development and implantation of guidelines to implement program(s) on the college or district basis are required.
Degree V: Unprecedented, in the origination of models, methods, concepts and theories which are new to the professional field or where no standard prototype exists in the location or the District.
FACTOR III - PURPOSE OF CONTACT Definition: Measures the purpose of regular work contacts with others without regard to method. Does not include supervision given or received. Degree I: Exchange and collection of information. Requires the relay and receipt of facts, perceptions, opinions, etc. for the purposes of problem-solving, error-detection, and customer service. Degree II: Requires abilities to interview and investigate for the purposes of:
Degree III: Requires skills in clarifying requirement, intent or motive. Requires abilities to educate and persuade using reasoning and logic developed from experience. Degree IV: Negotiates as official representative. Regularly pursues the support and cooperation of a variety of internal and external constituents.
Degree V: Arbitrates to resolve differences with the intent of furthering the organization's mission and goals. Authorizes actions that directly determine district policy, college rules and regulations. FACTOR IV - LINE/STAFF AUTHORITY Definition: Measures the direct field of influence the work results have on the organization. This is the direct accountability for the quantity and quality of the work product of others by indicating what is to be done, when, and how. Staff authority describes those rare positions that are required to function as a pacesetter in their profession through delegation or responsibility by management. This is not a recognition of longevity or singular department resource but an acknowledgment that such responsibility is a key part of the work assignment.
In general, a minimum of two, full-time employees is required at the second degree and three full-time positions is required at the third degree, and up. Degree I: An individual contributor who has no supervisory accountability.
Degree II: A work leader who is at least partially accountable for the work product of others, including timeliness, correctness and soundness.
Degree III: A unit or department supervisor who is accountable, including signature authority, for actions and decisions impacting the pay, status, and continued employment of a variety of assigned individuals - supervisors and employees.
Degree IV: A manager who is accountable for multiple units through the direct supervision of at least two other supervisory positions.
From a staff authority perspective: influence is through direct impact, recognized as a regional, national, or international expert.
Degree V: A manager with complex accountability for multiple units with direct supervision of at least two other administrators with supervisory responsibilities.