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Classifying Trades, Craft, and Labor Positions

Job grading standards and functional standards define Federal trades, craft, and labor occupations, establish official position titles, and describe the various levels of work.

The documents below provide general information used in determining the occupational series, title, grade, and pay system for positions performing trades, craft, and labor work in the Federal Government.



Handbook of Occupational Groups and Families
See Part II of the Handbook for definitions of Federal trades, craft, and labor jobs.
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[1.25 MB]
FWS Job Grading System
Guidance on how to classify Federal trades, craft, and labor positions under the Federal Wage System.
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[253 KB]

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