The JSA Classification Matrices are the basis for determining the appropriate category for Lab positions. In assigning a position to a specific class, multiple factors are assessed in a consistent fashion as documented in the Matrices. Positions are evaluated based on factors such as: the scope of the position; the levels of independent action; problem solving; judgment and initiative exercised in performing the work; reporting relationships; the impact of errors; the nature of personal contacts; supervisory responsibility; and knowledge, experience, and skills required.
It should be noted that the JSA Classification Matrices were developed through collaboration between Human Resources and committees consisting of employees knowledgeable about that area.
To understand the classification levels at JSA/Jefferson Lab, please refer to the specific matrices.
The matrices define the leveling criteria for each factor in a series as follows: