Description of EEO-1 Job Categories

Sourced from EEOC website

1.1 Executive/Senior Level Officials and Managers – Individuals who plan, direct and formulate policies, set strategy and provide the overall direction of organizations. Example: chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chief financial officers, line of business heads, presidents or executive vice presidents, chief information officers, chief HR officers, chief marketing officers, chief legal officers, management directors and managing partners.

1.2 First/Mid Level Officials and Managers – Managers other than Executive/Senior Level. Managers who lead major business units implementing policies, programs, and directives of executive/senior managers through subordinate managers. Example: VPs and directors; group, regional or divisional controllers; treasurers; human resources, information systems, marketing, and operations managers.

Those who report directly to middle managers are also included. These individuals serve at functional, line of business segment or branch levels and are responsible for directing and executing day-to-day operational objectives. Example: first-line, team, unit, operations & production, branch, administrative services, purchasing & transportation, storage & distribution, call center or customer service, technical support, and brand or product managers.

2 Professionals — Jobs requiring bachelor or graduate degrees and/or professional certification or comparable experience. Example: accountants & auditors; airplane pilots & flight engineers; architects; artists; chemists; computer programmers; designers; dieticians; editors; engineers; lawyers; librarians; mathematical scientists; natural scientists; registered nurses; physical scientists; physicians & surgeons; social scientists; teachers; and surveyors.

3 Technicians – Jobs requiring applied scientific skills usually obtained by post-secondary education of varying lengths. Example: drafters; emergency medical technicians; chemical technicians; and broadcast & sound engineering technicians.

4 Sales Workers – Non-managerial activities that wholly or primarily involve direct sales. Example: advertising sales agents; insurance sales agents; real estate brokers & sales agents; wholesale sales representatives; securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents; telemarketers; demonstrators; retail salespersons; counter and rental clerks; and cashiers.

5 Administrative Support Workers – Jobs involving non-managerial tasks providing administrative and support assistance, primarily in office settings. Example: office & administrative support workers; bookkeeping, accounting & auditing clerks; cargo & freight agents; dispatchers; couriers; data entry keyers; computer operators; shipping, receiving & traffic clerks; work processors & typists; proofreaders; desktop publishers; and general office clerks.

6 Craft Workers – Higher skilled occupations in construction (building trades craft workers and their formal apprentices) and natural resource extraction workers; jobs related to the installation, maintenance and part replacement of equipment, machines & tools; and some production occupations that are distinguished by the high degree of skill and precision required to perform them based on clearly defined task specifications. Example: boilermakers; brick & stone masons; carpenters; electricians; painters; glaziers; plumbers, pipefitters & steam fitters; roofers; elevator installers; earth drillers; oil & gas rotary drill operators; blasters & explosive workers; automotive mechanics; aircraft mechanics; electric & electronic equipment repairers; millwrights; etchers & engravers; tool & die makers; and pattern makers.

7 Operatives – Jobs involving operation of machines or factor-related processing equipment or operating and controlling equipment to facilitate the movement of people or materials. These occupations require intermediate skill level and usually do not require more than several months of training. Example: textile machine operators; laundry & dry cleaning workers; photographic process works; weaving machine operators; electrical & electronic equipment assemblers; semiconductor processors; testers; graders & sorters; bakers; butchers; and other meat, poultry & fish processing workers; bridge & lock tenders; truck, bus or taxi drivers; industrial truck & tractor (forklift) operators; parking lot attendants; sailors; conveyor operations; and hand packers & packagers.

8 Laborers and Helpers – Jobs requiring limited skills and only brief training to perform tasks that require little or no independent judgment. Example: production & construction worker helpers; vehicle & equipment cleaners; laborers; freight, stock & material movers; service station attendants; construction laborers; refuse & recyclable materials collectors; septic tank servicers; and sewer pipe cleaners.

9 Service Workers – Jobs including food service, personal service, cleaning service, and protective service activities. Skill may be acquired through formal training, job-related training or direct experience. Example: Cooks; bartenders; other food service workers; medical assistants and other healthcare support occupations; hairdressers; ushers; transportation attendants; cleaners; janitors; porters; transit and railroad police and fire fighters; guards; private detectives and investigators.

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