Fields and Families
A Job Field is a group of job families 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 fields in UC Berkeley's job structure.
A Job Family is a more specific occupational area within a job field. In a job family, 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 UC Berkeley's job structure, Purchasing is a family within the Finance field.
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