Virginia Department of Human Resource Management

Salary and Job Structure

Job Structure

The Commonwealth's job organization structure consists of seven Occupational Families. The Occupational Families are divided into Career Groups. Career Groups are comprised of Roles.

Occupational Families

An Occupational Family is a broad grouping of jobs that share similar vocational characteristics.

Career Groups

Career Group is a sub-group of an Occupational Family. A Career Group identifies a specific occupational field common to the labor market.


A Role describes a broad group of occupationally related positions that represent different levels of work or career progression.

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