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State of New Jersey, Civil Service Commission
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This major category includes occupations concerned with the theoretical, practical, and managerial aspects of such as: architecture; engineering; physical, life, and social sciences; psychological and counseling services; medicine and health; education; museum, library, and archival sciences; law; writing; commercial arts; recreation; financial specialties; administrative specialties; inspections and investigations; and public broadcasting. Also includes occupations in support of the above. Also includes managerial occupations which may cross other categories in this dictionary. Most of these occupations require higher educational preparation or its equivalency in experience.

 
 
OCCUPATIONS IN ENGINEERING AND SURVEYING

This category includes occupations concerned with the practical application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development and utilization of machines, materials, instruments, structures, processes, and services. Typical specializations are research, design, construction, testing, procurement, production, and operations. Also, includes preparation of drawings, specifications, cost estimates, and participation in verification tests. Excludes occupations, regardless of discipline, in which the primary function is inspection or investigation.

 
 
OCCUPATIONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE

This category includes occupations concerned with the practical application of physical laws and principles of environmental engineering and/or architecture for the development and utilization of machines, materials, instruments, structures, processes, and services. Typical specializations are research, design, construction, testing, procurement, production, and operations. Also includes preparation of drawings, specifications, and cost estimates, and participation in verification tests. Excludes occupations, regardless of discipline, in which the primary function is inspection or investigation

 
 
OCCUPATIONS IN PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND STATISTICS

This category includes occupations concerned with research pertaining to the physical universe, and the application of established mathematical and scientific laws and principles to specific problems and situations.

 
 
OCCUPATIONS IN LIFE SCIENCES

This category includes occupations concerned with research to increase basic knowledge of living organisms, including humans, and the scientific application of biological theories.

 
 
OCCUPATIONS IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

This category includes occupations concerned with human society and its characteristic elements, and with economic and social relations, and institutions involved in human existence in organized communities. Also includes occupations concerned with planning (community and social service programs, and urban/regional planning), land use assessment and development, real estate and community housing, economic development, and program development that is directly related to community or service oriented programs. Excludes occupations concerned with grants development.

 
 
OCCUPATIONS IN SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

This category includes occupations concerned with: rendering assistance to individuals or groups with problems, such as poverty, illness, family maladjustments, antisocial behavior, financial mismanagement, and inadequate housing. Also, assists in the collection, interpretation, and application of scientific data relating to human behavior and mental processes. Provides individual and group guidance and counseling services relative to problems of a(n) educational, vocational, rehabilitative, or personal/social nature. Also, includes occupations concerned with religious worship, observance, and guidance.

 
 
OCCUPATIONS IN MEDICAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

This category includes occupations concerned with the health care and treatment of humans or animals in the fields of medicine, surgery, and dentistry; and in related patient-care areas, such as nursing, therapy, dietetics, prosthetics, rehabilitation, and pharmacy. Includes occupations in environmental and public health, and in laboratories and other health facilities. Also included are titles dealing with disease vectors contained in consumable products, such as milk or shellfish. Many occupations in this category require licensing or registration.

 
 
OCCUPATIONS IN EDUCATION

This category includes occupations in education concerned with administration and teaching. Also includes occupations that assist classroom teachers by instructing sections of classes, coaching individuals, and grading papers, but excludes aides where educational preparation is not specific and tasks performed include various clerical or service tasks. Also, includes occupations concerned with formal staff training and development.

 
 
OCCUPATIONS IN MUSEUM, LIBRARY, AND ARCHIVAL SCIENCES

This category includes occupations concerned with library and archival sciences, which include the safekeeping of public records and documents; with collecting, preserving, exhibiting, researching, and maintaining museums or gallery quality exhibits or collections (either scientific, historical, artistic, or technological); and the preservation of historic sites and cultural resources.

 
 
OCCUPATIONS IN LAW

This category includes occupations concerned with the application of principles relating to statute law and its administration.

 
 
INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEMS

This category includes occupations concerned with the application of information processing methods and techniques to store, manipulate, transform, or present information by means of computer systems, including the development of application system software, hardware systems design, and telecommunication systems

 
 
OCCUPATIONS IN WRITING

This category includes occupations concerned with reporting, editing, promoting, and interpreting ideas and facts in written form; advertising programs and strategies; programs designed to promote changes in public attitudes; public information and public relations. Occupations concerned solely with translating and interpreting written and spoken words from one language to another are included in this category, but bilingual title variants in other disciplines are excluded.

 
 
OCCUPATIONS IN ART

This category includes occupations concerned with integrating personal expression, knowledge of subject matter, and art concepts, techniques, and processes to develop ideas and create environments, products and art work, and photography. Excludes occupations concerned with teaching.

 
 
OCCUPATIONS IN FINANCIAL SPECIALIZATIONS

This category includes occupations concerned with a variety of professional financial specializations, such as: accounting and auditing; sales, promotion, or marketing of a product, service, or industry; purchasing; budgetary systems; and investments and securities; grants administration.

 
 
OCCUPATIONS IN ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIZATIONS

This category includes occupations concerned with a variety of professional administrative specializations related to the internal operation of an agency in supporting agency goals and objectives involving utilization of resources other than fiscal, such as formulating and recommending policies and administering programs; human resources management and labor relations; and program compliance review. Includes managerial occupations which may cross other categories in this dictionary, but excludes managerial occupations of specific disciplines in other categories.

 
 
OCCUPATIONS IN INSPECTIONS AND INVESTIGATIONS

This category includes occupations concerned with examining the condition of persons, plants, and animals; the quality of consumer products and services; and the operations of establishments, serving in the capacity of a governmental inspector or investigator in order to verify compliance with and enforcement of regulatory laws, health and safety laws, or the establishment's quality standards. Includes occupations which involve working in a specific professional discipline, such as engineering, medicine, or the physical and life sciences, and which involve working for a governmental agency in the capacity of an inspector or investigator. Also includes titles dealing with disease vectors contained in environmental sources, such as water, sanitation, noise, air. Excludes detective and investigator occupations concerned with enforcement of criminal laws.

 
 
OCCUPATIONS IN RECREATION

This category includes occupations concerned with the planning, promoting, organizing, and administering of recreational activities. Excludes occupations in recreation therapy.

 
 
PUBLIC BROADCASTING AND TRANSMITTING OCCUPATIONS

This category includes occupations concerned with providing various technical, production, and/or transmission services in motion pictures, radio, and television broadcasting. Excludes occupations which are primarily involved with writing.

 
 
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