EEOC Classification of Project Manager
Project managers span various industries. You can find project managers working in information technology, business operations, insurance, construction, human resources and marketing, among other industries. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission maintains job categories and classification for many specific job titles. The project manager title is not clearly defined into one job description and neither is the EEO classification for this title. The EEO classification largely depends on the job specifics and industry. Generally, most project managers will fall under EEO classification for “Professionals."
The EEO categorizes jobs into several major categories. These categories include officials and managers, professionals, technicians, sales, administrative support workers, skilled craft workers, semi-skilled operatives, laborers and service workers. Job categories include broad job titles and do not include every title imaginable. Instead, the EEO categories serve as a basis to classify employees by general skill level and responsibility within a given occupation. The EEO classification includes a census code, based on the Census of Population Occupational Classification System, and a specific job code as developed under the Standard Occupational Classification system.
The type of project manager dictates the specific EEO classification. Project managers in the construction industry will have a census code of 700 and SOC code of 49-1011, categorized under craft workers. IT project managers may fall under the category of professionals with a census code between 100 and 104. Business project managers may fall under the professional category with a census code of 073 for “Other Business Operations Specialists.” Other general project managers group under the manager category, typically falling under the middle-level manager subcategory. When nebulous, the employer is responsible for matching the position to the closest EEO classification.
Per federal law, employers meeting specific criteria must file Standard Form 100 with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Completion of this form, developed by the EEOC and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs of the U. S. Department of Labor, is required for most private employers, in the fifty states and District of Columbia, with 100 or more employees. Private employers with federal contracts and more than 50 employees must also file Standard Form 100. The form is filed annually, preferably electronically, and requires reporting of employer data and information about employees such as job categorization.
Project managers cross various industries but the nature of the position is essentially the same in any field. The project manager is responsible for leading a project from idea to implementation. This can include managing project team members, working with clients and vendors, creating timelines, resolving issues, setting expectations and reporting status to project stakeholders. Project managers may also bear the job title of project director, project engineer, analyst or project coordinator. To manage a project's daily work, the project manager establishes tasks, prioritizes tasks and directs resources to complete tasks.