Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: Z0099 / Professional Consult/Technical
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 17

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Under indirect supervision, provides high-level, strategic professional consulting services in the establishment, enhancement, and/or modification of integrated core operations and processes within a specialized area of high-demand technical expertise, such as engineering or computer sciences. Works on an on-call or professional services basis in support of a specified project.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides specialized consulting services to management within a given area of professional expertise, as specified under a specific contract or working agreement.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in a directly related Technical field; at least 7 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Advanced, in-depth knowledge and working expertise in a technical professional field, as specified in the contract or working agreement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work may, on occasion, involve exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • Work may involve some exposure to operating circumstances that require following standard or prescribed safety precautions.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017