Opted out and excluded

Find stream definitions, benchmark listings and classes and point bands for opted out and excluded job positions.


Evaluators need to understand why the job exists, determine the focus of the work and have a sound understanding of the job responsibilities, then assess it against the:

  • classification or stream definitions for Opted Out and Excluded and each Subsidiary by considering the descriptor in its entirety rather than isolated phrases
  • guide charts
  • benchmark jobs developed for Opted Out and Excluded, which identify the number of levels and characterize the difference between the work in each level in a class series or Stream

In some cases, it may be necessary to assess the work by using the guide charts and benchmarks for the management plan.

The following questions can be used as a guide:

  • Does the job fit within Opted Out and Excluded?
  • What is the rating?
  • Which benchmark job aligns with the kind and level of work?
  • Where appropriate, do the job responsibilities compare to the Management Job Evaluation Plan and the benchmarks?

Work currently performed within Opted Out and Excluded, Schedule 1 Part 2-A of the Government of Alberta has been evaluated using a point rating system. Assessment of whether a job falls within Schedule 1 Part 2-A is based on the type of work performed. Ten groupings exist within Schedule 1 Part 2-A of the Opted Out and Excluded element. These are:

Stream definitions

Opted Out


  • Auditor

    Professional audit work applying accepted audit theories and principles when conducting financial and/or management audits internal to the ministry or government. Auditor positions are engaged in independent review of activities within the organization that may include compliance audits or operational ‘value for money’ audits, where complete objectivity is essential. Work at the senior levels involves planning audits, selecting audit procedures, recommending or selecting team members, providing instruction on methods, selecting and establishing operating performance standards, and preparing reports on the findings.

  • Budget Officer

    The work involves professional review, analysis and forecasting of expenditures and revenues. Budget Officers prepare economic projections and background data required for budgetary projections, review revenue and expenditure trends and prepare reports on these trends, and conduct special studies on the relation of general economic conditions to budgetary requirements. Work also includes preparing budget estimates and analyzing and making recommendations on program objectives and proposed spending levels.

  • Human Relations

    Professional consulting in the human resource management field includes the administration of personnel policies or programs, or officers under the Labour Relations Code dealing with matters related to collective bargaining under that act or investigative work under the authority of the Ombudsman.

  • Systems Analyst

    Installation, maintenance, support and planning of information technology infrastructure (software or hardware). Entails the application of computing science principles and theories. Work could involve specialization in: end-user support, applications, technical support or any combination of these. Work includes: assisting non-electronic data processing users in the use of the computer, development and/or maintenance of small to medium applications or segments of larger or more complex applications, or evaluation, installation and support of moderately complex system hardware or software.

Classes and point bands

Table 1. Opted Out and Excluded classes and point bands

Class numberClass titleMinimumMaximum
521AGAgrologist Level 1269370
522AGAgrologist Level 2371438
523AGAgrologist Level 3439518
521EREngineering and Related Level 1269370
522EREngineering and Related Level 2371438
524EREngineering and Related Level 3519613
522LCLegal Counsel371438
522VTVeterinarian Level 1371438
523VTVeterinarian Level 2439518
524VTVeterinarian Level 3519613
525VTVeterinarian Level 4614734
511AUAuditor Level 1269370
512AUAuditor Level 2371438
513AUAuditor Level 3439518
511BOBudget Officer Level 1269370
512BOBudget Officer Level 2371438
513BOBudget Officer Level 3439518
511HRHuman Relations Level 1269370
512HRHuman Relations Level 2371438
513HRHuman Relations Level 3439518
511SASystems Analyst 1269370
512SASystems Analyst Level 2371438
513SASystems Analyst Level 3439518

Salary details are listed on Opted out and excluded pay plans and salary ranges.