Classification, also called Job Evaluation, is the process of evaluating the Duties and Responsibilities of a position to determine the best appropriate job title at UC Berkeley.

A Job Standard is a description of the scope, key responsibilities, and knowledge and skill requirements of a specific job level within a family. In UC Berkeley's Job Structure, jobs with similar duties will share a common job standard.

A Job Description (from the Guide to Managing HR) is a summary of the key responsibilities of a job, for a specific employee or group of employees. It includes the general nature of the work performed, the level of the work performed, the skills and knowledge required for competent performance of the job and other elements. A job description describes and focuses on the job itself and not on any specific individual who might fill the job.

This section will provide more detail about these topics, as well as describe classification processes and working titles.