Career Path

At the University of Florida, there are many different ways to develop your career.  Some of these include networking at various workshops, advancing your degree through the UF Employee Education Program, and expanding your working knowledge through many training programs.  The path to career progression is not always linear but is unique to each individual employee. In addition, the direction of one’s career development is dependent on various factors, such as one’s passion, motivation, work history/experience and understanding of the potential pathways.

Potential Career Pathway

Each position at the University of Florida is uniquely designed to meet the requirements and the demands of the hiring managers throughout the campus; however, many positions share some requirements – knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies – that would allow a person to progress from one classification series (i.e. administrative support assistant) to another series (i.e. fiscal assistant).

Given the nature of the complexity of mapping out all possible career paths for each position at the University of Florida, the maps below reflect the common pathways for all staff positions within its job family.  For more information on these job family, please visit the TEAMS Titles  website.

For a full listing of competencies

Please visit our Job Competency Library to explore competency definitions, behavior statements, interview questions, and associated TEAMS Titles.

Job Competency Library

  Accounting & Finance
Administration & Management
  Agricultural & IFAS Operations
  Animal & Veterinary Care
  Communications, Sales & Marketing
  Education & Training
  Facilities Operations
  Health Care
  Human Resources
  Information Technology
  Compliance, Legal & Audit Services
  Libraries & Museums
  Life, Physical & Social Sciences
  Office & Business Administration
  Public & Environmental Safety
  Research & Grants
Student & Academic Services

It is important to note that:

  • These maps do not promise or provide any guarantee that you will automatically move into the next job. It is just the common pathway.
  • Positions placed in the “stand alone” box on each map do not mean that there is no career progression available. It may mean that the path will cross into another job family.
  • These maps only reflect the progression for all staff positions that are found on UF OnTarget site. Employees in USPS positions that are not listed on the UF OnTarget site can contact Classification and Compensation to determine the equivalent position and appropriate career progression map listed here.
  • For Health Care job family, due to the nature of the partnership between UF and Shands, some career progression paths may cross over to Shands Hospital.
  • Career progression paths can evolve through time as a result of various factors, including change in the nature of the position and demands of job requirements.

For additional information questions or information regarding these maps, please contact John Sun, assistant director for recruitment and staffing, by emailing