The major job categories are listed below, including a brief description of the skills and training required for occupations in that category and examples of the job titles that fit each category. The examples shown below are illustrative and not intended to be exhaustive of all job titles in a job category. These job categories are primarily based on the average skill level, knowledge, and responsibility involved in each occupation within the job category.

Executive/Senior Level Officials & Managers Individuals who plan, direct and formulate policies, set strategy and provide the overall direction of enterprises/organizations for the development and delivery of products or services, within the parameters approved by boards of directors or other governing bodies. Residing in the highest levels of organizations, these executives plan, direct or coordinate activities with the support of subordinate executives and staff managers. They include, in larger organizations, those individuals within two reporting levels of the CEO, whose responsibilities require frequent interaction with the CEO. Examples of these kinds of managers are: chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chief financial officers, line of business heads, presidents or executive vice presidents of functional areas or operating groups, chief information officers, chief human resources officers, chief marketing officers, chief legal officers, management directors and managing partners.
First/Mid Level Officials & Managers

Individuals who serve as managers, other than those who serve as Executive/Senior Level Officials and Managers, including those who oversee and direct the delivery of products, services or functions at group, regional or divisional levels of organizations. These managers receive directions from the Executive/Senior Level management and typically lead major business units. They implement policies, programs and directives of executive/senior management through subordinate managers and within the parameters set by Executive/Senior Level management. Examples of these kinds of managers are: vice presidents and directors, group, regional or divisional controllers; treasurers; human resources, information systems, marketing, and operations managers.

The First/Mid Level Officials and Managers subcategory also includes those who report directly to middle managers. These individuals serve at functional, line of business segment or branch levels and are responsible for directing and executing the day-to-day operational objectives of enterprises/organizations, conveying the directions of higher level officials and managers to subordinate personnel and, in some instances, directly supervising the activities of exempt and non-exempt personnel. Examples of these kinds of managers are: first-line managers; team managers; unit managers; operations and production mangers; branch managers; administrative services managers; purchasing and transportation managers; storage and distribution managers; call center or customer service managers; technical support managers; and brand or product mangers.

Professionals Most jobs in this category require bachelor and graduate degrees, and/or professional certification. In some instances, comparable experience may establish a persons qualifications. Examples of these kinds of positions include: accountants and auditors; airplane pilots and flight engineers; architects; artists; chemists; computer programmers; designers; dieticians; editors; engineers; lawyers; librarians; mathematical scientists; natural scientists; registered nurses; physical scientists; physicians and surgeons; social scientists; teachers; and surveyors.
Technicians Jobs in this category include activities that require applied scientific skills, usually obtained by post secondary education of varying lengths, depending on the particular occupation, recognizing that in some instances additional training, certification, or comparable experience is required. Examples of these types of positions include: drafters; emergency medical technicians; chemical technicians; and broadcast and sound engineering technicians.
Sales Workers These jobs include non-managerial activities that wholly and primarily involve direct sales. Examples of these types of positions include: advertising sales agents; insurance sales agents; real estate brokers and sales agents; wholesale sales representatives; securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents; telemarketers; demonstrators; retail salespersons; counter and rental clerks; and cashiers.
Administrative Support Workers These jobs involve non-managerial tasks providing administrative and support assistance, primarily in office settings. Examples of these types of positions include: office and administrative support workers; bookkeeping; accounting and auditing clerks; cargo and freight agents; dispatchers; couriers; data entry keyers; computer operators; shipping, receiving and traffic clerks; word processors and typists; proofreaders; desktop publishers; and general office clerks.
Craft Workers Most jobs in this category includes higher skilled occupations in construction (building trades craft workers and their formal apprentices) and natural resource extraction workers. Examples of these types of positions include: boilermakers; brick and stone masons; carpenters; electricians; painters (both construction and maintenance); glaziers; pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters; plasterers; roofers; elevator installers; earth drillers; derrick operators; oil and gas rotary drill operators; and blasters and explosive workers. This category also includes occupations related to the installation, maintenance and part replacement of equipment, machines and tools, such as: automotive mechanics; aircraft mechanics; and electric and electronic equipment repairers. This category also includes some production occupations that are distinguished by the high degree of skill and precision required to perform them, based on clearly defined task specifications, such as: millwrights; etchers and engravers; tool and die makers; and pattern makers.
Operatives Most jobs in this category include intermediate skilled occupations and include workers who operate machines or factory related processing equipment. Most of these occupations do not usually require more than several months of training. Examples include: textile machine workers; laundry and dry cleaning workers; photographic process workers; weaving machine operators; electrical and electronic equipment assemblers; semiconductor processors; testers, graders and sorters; bakers; and butchers and other meat, poultry and fish processing workers. This category also includes occupations of generally intermediate skill levels that are concerned with operating and controlling equipment to facilitate the movement of people or materials, such as: bridge and lock tenders; truck, bus or taxi drivers; industrial truck and tractor (forklift) operators; parking lot attendants; sailors; conveyor operators; and hand packers and packagers.
Laborers & Helpers Jobs in this category include workers with more limited skills who require only brief training to perform tasks that require little or no independent judgment. Examples include: production and construction worker helpers; vehicle and equipment cleaners; laborers; freight, stock and material movers; service station attendants; construction laborers; refuse and recyclable materials collectors; septic tank servicers; and sewer pipe cleaners.
Service Workers Jobs in  his category include food service, cleaning service, personal service, and protective service activities. Skill may be acquired through formal training, job-related training or direct experience. Examples of food service positions include: cooks; bartenders; and other food service workers. Examples of personal service positions include: medical assistants and other healthcare support positions; hairdressers; ushers; and transportation attendants. Examples of cleaning service positions include: cleaners; janitors; and porters. Examples of protective service positions include: transit and railroad police and fire fighters; guards; private detectives and investigators.
EEO Function Code EEO Reporting Category

Category Description
(EEO-4 State and Local Government Function Code Descriptions)

County Departments/Sections
EEO1 Financial Administration Financial Administration: Tax billing and collection, budgeting, purchasing, central accounting and similar financial administration carried on by a treasurer's , auditor's or comptroller's office. Clerk and Recorder, Commissioners, County Attorney, Assessor, DA, Extension, Facilities, Finance, Risk Management, Purchasing, HR/Payroll, IMS, Treasurer
General Control General Control: Duties usually performed by boards of supervisors or commissioners, central administration offices and agencies, central personnel or planning agencies, all judicial offices and employees.
EEO2 Streets & Highways Streets and Highways: Maintenance, repair, construction and administration of streets, alleys, sidewalks, roads, highways and bridges. Engineering, Road and Bridge, Fleet, Public Works Administration
(was EEO15)
Public Welfare Public Welfare: Maintenance of homes and other institutions for the needy; administration of public assistance. Human Services, HHS Administration, Workforce Center, Veterans Services
EEO4 Police Protection Police Protection: Duties of a police department, sheriff's, constable's, coroner's office, etc., including technical and clerical employees engaged in police activities.

Sheriff & Coroner

(Does not include Detention Center, ASU, Emergency Services & Wildland Firefighters)

EEO6 Natural Resources & Firefighters Natural Resources: Agriculture, forestry, forest fire protection, irrigation drainage, flood control, etc. Department of Natural Resources, Fairgrounds & Sheriff (Emergency Services & Wildland Firefighters only)
Parks & Recreation Parks and Recreation: Provision, maintenance and operation of parks, playgrounds, swimming pools, auditoriums, museums, marinas, zoos, etc.
EEO8 Health Health: Provision of public health services, out patient clinics, visiting nurses, food and sanitary inspections, mental health, alcohol rehabilitation service, etc. Health & Environment
EEO10 Community Development Community Development: Planning, zoning, land development, open space, beautification, preservation. Planning and Building
EEO11 Corrections Corrections: Jails, reformatories, detention homes, half-way houses, prisons, parole and probation activities. Sheriff (ASU & Detention Center sections only) & Community Corrections
EEO13 Sanitation and Sewage Sanitation and Sewage: Street cleaning, garbage and refuse collection and disposal. Provision, maintenance and operation of sanitary and storm sewer systems and sewage disposal plants. Solid Waste

Larimer County is subject to certain governmental recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the administration of civil rights laws and regulations. In order to comply with these laws, we invite employees to voluntarily self-identify their race or ethnicity. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject the employee to any adverse treatment. The information obtained will be kept confidential and may only be used in accordance with the provisions of applicable laws, executive orders, and regulations, including those that require the information to be summarized and reported to the federal government for civil rights enforcement. When reported, data will not identify any specific individual.

Category Definition of Category
Hispanic or Latino A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.
(Not Hispanic or Latino)
A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.
Black or African American
(Not Hispanic or Latino)
A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
(Not Hispanic or Latino)
A person having origins in any of the peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
(Not Hispanic or Latino)
A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian Subcontinent, including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.

American Indian or Alaska Native
(Not Hispanic or Latino)

A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the North and South America (including Central America), and who maintain tribal affiliation or community attachment.
Two or More Races
(Not Hispanic or Latino)
All persons who identify with more than one of the above five races.

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