National System of Occupations (NSP) consists of three types of units of work: occupation, standard position and cross-section standard positions. In order to comply with the interpretation of the act on the employment following terms are also used: „group of work activities“ and for „standard position“, „cross-section group of work activities“ for „cross-section standard position“,
NSP methodology defines the unit of work as follows:
- Occupation - summary of work activities according to their usual grouping in the labour market, which implies a certain technical and other competences.
- Standard position – grouping of work activities, which are according to standard division of labour performed independently and with a certain technical competences.
- Cross-section standard position – grouping of work activities, which are often part of more occupations or standard positions, or complement more occupations or standard positions, often in different areas across the labour market. Cross-section standard positions define work activities used in various fields alone or in conjunction with other occupations or standard positions.
Most occupations consist of two or more standards positions. These occupations are described in the NSP only generally. The detailed description can be found in relevant standard position.
Occupations that do not consist of standard position and cross-section standard positions are in the NSP described in the same range as the standard positions.