Professional Service Title Descriptions
This page provides links to Title Descriptions for State University of New York professional service (unclassified) titles that are maintained by SUNY.
SUNY professional service unclassified positions is a listing of the unclassified titles grouped into "job families". This family listing is helpful to employees and supervisors when they are trying to determine promotional opportunities or to identify appropriate titles for new positions. Campus Human Resources Offices receive frequent requests for copies of title descriptions and these titles are provided via the internet to make them more accessible and to reduce workload in the campus Human Resources Departments. Links to job descriptions/title specifications are not currently available for titles printed in red. Preferred qualifications included in these title descriptions are for general guidance only and SUNY campuses may have different requirements that will be reflected in vacancy announcements. The following codes are used in the listings of SUNY unclassified and will be useful to anyone reviewing these title specifications.
(MP) - managerial salary plan identifies SUNY positions in the unclassified service (unrepresented managerial/confidential) in which campuses have the ability to assign the MP salary level in accordance with the SUNY Professional Service Managerial/Confidential Salary Plan.
T.H. in front of a title indicates that the position is assigned to teaching hospitals. CTS within T.H. titles or family labels equals Clinical Technical Services.
Title Descriptions provide guidance for determining the proper classification of positions. However, they should not be used exclusively in the design of positions, or, in particular, in the design of performance programs and/or vacancy announcements. Within the title description that establish, among other things, the salary grade for a title and some of the acceptable job assignments within a title, there can be many different job/position assignments. While a title description may allow the assignment of duties and responsibilities A-Z, positions/incumbents within the class may only be assigned some of the duties appropriate to the title. Likewise, the preferred qualifications may vary depending upon the specific, and appropriate, duties to be assigned to a particular position holding the title. As an example, a supervisor would invite problems if a vacancy created a need for a programmer-analyst with expertise in a particular programming language, if s/he used only the preferred qualifications for that title in the vacancy announcement. While title description may also be used as guides in the preparation of performance programs and vacancy announcements, and in determining a unit's organizational structure, these activities require a thorough analysis of individual positions/jobs with title descriptions only providing benchmarks.
For a complete list of Unclassified Titles in alphabetical order, click here. Or search the Index below for SUNY Campus and System Administration Titles by Job Family
Index for SUNY Teaching Hospital by Title Specifications