Civil Service Law §2.10 defines the term "jurisdictional classification" as the assignment of positions in the classified service to the competitive, non-competitive, exempt or labor classes while §2.11 defines the term "position classification" as a grouping together, under common and descriptive titles, of positions that are substantially similar in the essential character and scope of their duties and responsibilities and in the qualification requirements therefor.
Positions in the classified service are typically allocated to a salary grade. See, for example, §130.1.a(1) of the Civil Service Law with respect to certain positions in the service of the State as the employer.
Those positions that are not allocated to a salary grade are referred to as “Other Statutory” [O.S.] where the compensation to be paid to the incumbent is set by law or “Non-statutory” [NS] where the salary is typically determined by the entity’s budget as “not to exceed” a designated amount. An example of an “O.S.” position: §40.1 of the Executive Law sets the annual salary of the State Comptroller..