CHAPTER 4 PHYSICAL SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT STRUCTURE CAREER LADDERS AND SAMPLE PROGRESSION PATTERNS Career Ladders have been developed for the CP-19 career areas presently identified. Career progression is separated into four career levels which make up the "ladder" as follows: (a) Grades 5-7, Intern Level (i) Entry positions such as an intern or functional trainee in any career area. (ii) Progressive and broadening developmental assignments with more responsibility and less supervision in preparation for movement into the specialist level. (b) Grades 9-12, Specialist Level (i) Continuing progressive and broadening developmental assignments with minimal supervision. (ii) Performs functions and takes appropriate actions with minimal supervision. (c) Grades 12-13, Intermediate Level (i) Full performance specialist to senior specialist. These positions are typically located at operating levels. (ii) Performs, in some instances, supervisory responsibilities. (d) Grades 13-15, Management Level (i) Managerial positions and senior specialists in various career areas. (ii) Perform, in some instances, supervisory responsibilities. (iii) Senior experts/advisors (non-supervisory positions) in very broad and important areas of physical security and law enforcement at Major Subordinate Command (MSC) headquarters, MACOM headquarters or higher. The Sample Progression Patterns (Career Ladders) (Appendix A) illustrate possible routes that a careerist might follow up the career ladder in each of the current CP-19 career areas. They are not meant to indicate the only paths available, but rather the most desirable for suitable career progression.