Levels of Supervision

In the UA position classification system, varying job levels include differing levels of supervision. For a definition of the different supervision levels that may exist, please see the below information.

  Long-Range Administrative Direction
The employee generally proceeds independently in accordance with general plans, policies and purposes of the department. Results of work are considered technically authoritative and are normally accepted without significant change.
  General Direction
Assignments are made in terms of broad practice, precedents, policies, and goals. Work may be reviewed for fulfillment of program objectives and conformance with departmental policy and practice.
  Administrative Supervision
The supervisor sets the overall objectives and resources available. Supervisor and employee, in consultation, develop deadlines, projects, and work to be done. The employee plans and carries out the assignment, resolves most of the conflicts, coordinates work with others and interprets policy by their own initiative. The employee keeps the supervisor informed of progress, potentially controversial matters, or far-reaching implications.
  General Supervision
The supervisor provides continuing or individual assignments by indicating generally what is to be done, limitations, quality and quantity expected, deadlines and priorities. Additional, specific instructions are given for new, difficult, or unusual assignments. The employee uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments. The supervisor assures that the work is technically accurate and in compliance with instructions or established procedures.
  Intermittent Supervision
The supervisor makes assignments by defining objectives, priorities and deadlines, and assists the employee with unusual situations that do not have clear objectives. The employee plans and carries out successive steps and resolves problems and deviations in accordance with instructions, policies, and accepted practices. The supervisor reviews the work for technical adequacy and conformance with practice and policy.
  Direct Supervision
The supervisor gives specific instructions on all assignments. Work is reviewed for completeness and accuracy, or the employee performs tasks which provide inherent checks built into the nature of the work.