Project Transitioning

Beginning in June, the project will start to transition content, like the title and salary structure information, into the UW System Human Resources site. Check back for more information.

Standard Job Description

A standard job description describes work at a high level and connects UW job titles to similar job titles in the market. It is a general set of responsibilities, without regard to any specific employee, that describes the work an employee performs and their role and impact to the organization.

Salary information for jobs outside of salary ranges 15-35 is located on the UW System Compensation Appendices webpage.

Title Details
Job TitleDepartment Assistant
Job CodeAD085
Scaled JobNo
Salary Grade18
Family NameAdministration
Sub Family NameAdministrative Services
Job Overview
Job SummaryProvides general administrative support to assigned administrator and department. Establishes, maintains, and ensures compliance of department records to ensure departmental goals. Tracks department funds and purchasing. May handle a variety of clerical, student support, and facility coordination duties.
Job Responsibilities
  • Serves as a primary point of contact for the department
  • Develops, implements, and maintains methods and organizational systems directed at the maintenance of electronic/physical records related to department operations according to established policies and procedures
  • Coordinates projects and program components including, scheduling and logistics, unit workflow, and identifies areas for process improvements
  • Identifies, troubleshoots, and resolves problems regarding technical systems and programs related to department operations
  • Monitors the department, unit or program budget and expenses, and may assist in the development of program budget and projections
  • May provide operational guidance and training on day-to-day activities of student workers and program staff
Additional Information
Employee CategoryUniversity Staff (CP, CJ, CL)
Supervision RequiredNo
FLSA ExemptNon-Exempt
Education*H.S. Diploma - Preferred Minimum

*All preferred education can be fulfilled with comparable experience, unless education is listed as required for the job.

Scaled Jobs in the Library

The title and salary structure continues the idea of creating additional job titles for some jobs found systemwide or university-wide based on a small, medium, and large designation. We call this scaling. If there is a scaled job available, universities should choose that job for their employees.

  • Scaling is not title progression.
  • Scaling is a type of further refining the market pricing for a job.
  • For example,

    Title

    TTC Title

    ASSOC DIR, ATHL/L

    Athletics Assoc Dir

    ASSOC DIR, ATHL/M

    Athletics Assoc Dir (B)

    ASSOC DIR, ATHL/S

    Athletics Assoc Dir (C)

Key

Institution Scale
System A – no ( )
Milwaukee A – no ( )
Eau Claire (B)
La Crosse (B)
Oshkosh (B)
Platteville (B)
Stevens Point (B)
Stout (B)
Whitewater (B)
Green Bay (C)
River Falls (C)
Parkside (C)
Superior (C)

Scale is based on the size and budget of a university.

(Inst)

(Inst) typically designates institution-wide or systemwide scope and a non-institution version of the same job title typically indicates use at a School/College/Division/Department-level.

Minimum Education Requirements

The minimum preferred education represent the systemwide shared minimum elements of each job description. When posting for an open position, universities can add additional requirements or preferences to their specific recruitment.

[updateD September 12, 2022]