Families and Functions

Defining jobs using consistent definitions of function, category and career level allows accurate pay comparisons with other employers in our labor market for comparable jobs.

Job Family is a group of job functions that involve work in the same general occupation. These jobs have related knowledge requirements, skill sets, and abilities. Finance and General Services are examples of families in UCSC's job structure.

Job Function is a more specific occupational area within a job family. In a job function, the same or relatively similar work is performed, a similar skill set is required, and it is possible to move within the family with minimal training. For example, in UCSC's job structure, Purchasing is a function within the Finance family.

UC Job Families and Functions