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:

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

  • Which Subsidiary and Stream do the job responsibilities fall within?
  • 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 the Technical, General and Field Services component of the Government of Alberta has been evaluated using a point rating system. To assess whether a job falls within the Technical, General and Field Services component, consider the type of work performed. Determine the focus of the job: why does the job exist? Once you have clarified the job's purpose, determine whether the job belongs in this Subsidiary and, if so, in which Stream. Seven groupings have been recognized in the Technical, General and Field Services component of the Alberta Public Service. These are:

Stream definitions

  • Caretaking Services

    Work is focused on the delivery of janitorial services including cleaning and basic maintenance work (for example, snow and/or garbage removal) at government owned or occupied buildings.

  • Computer Operations

    This work involves the operation of computer and associated peripheral equipment in a medium to large scale data processing installation. To ensure the continuing operation of the data processing centre, jobs monitor system activity and respond to computer signals or messages indicating a variety of hardware and software problems.

  • Equipment Operations

    This work is primarily involved in the supervision or operation of light to medium equipment (for example, maintenance, construction, transport, agricultural, etc.) or the operation of vehicles for the transportation of materials, merchandise, equipment and passengers.

  • Grounds/Site Operations

    Work involves the operation of government sites (typically outdoor premises) including responsibilities for grounds maintenance or skilled horticultural work which may include propagation and care of plants, shrubbery and vegetable crops and/or greenhouse responsibilities.

  • Information and Creative Technical Services

    This stream includes technical work in the collection, maintenance and distribution of information in various physical formats (for example, books, audio visual, serials). This stream also includes the provision of creative and/or cultural technical services in support of government programs.

    This work involves planning, design, preparation, and/or production of educational materials, cultural and/or historical exhibits, displays, pictures, graphics, photographs, etc., preparation of documentary collections or the operation of technical equipment in creative disciplines.

  • Technologies

    Work primarily involves skilled technical work in support of government programs. The technical work may be conducted in laboratory, field or office settings. Work in this stream may include such fields as agriculture, agronomy, engineering, environment, cartography, surveying, pathology, toxicology and water management.

    Other jobs focus on the installation, repair, maintenance and modification of technical systems such as electronic and/or communications systems or are responsible for supervising the servicing, operations and maintenance of government structures or buildings and their technical systems.

Benchmark listings

Classes and point bands

Table 1. Subsidiary 12 classes and point bands

Class number Class title Minimum Maximum
Classes listed on 'Schedule A' for Subsidiary 12
124CP Computer Operations 1 192 227
125CP Computer Operations 2 228 268
123IC Information and Creative Technical Services 1 161 191
124IC Information and Creative Technical Services 2 192 227
125IC Information and Creative Technical Services 3 228 268
126IC Information and Creative Technical Services 4 269 313
127IC Information and Creative Technical Services 5 314 370
122TN Technologies 1 135 160
123TN Technologies 2 161 191
124TN Technologies 3 192 227
125TN Technologies 4 228 268
126TN Technologies 5 269 313
127TN Technologies 6 314 370
128TN Technologies 7 371 438
Classes listed on 'Schedule C' for Subsidiary 12
121CT Caretaking Services 1 85 134
123CT Caretaking Services 2 161 191
124CT Caretaking Services 3 192 227
121EO Equipment Operations 1 85 134
122EO Equipment Operations 2 135 160
123EO Equipment Operations 3 161 191
121GS Grounds/Site Operations 1 85 134
124GS Grounds/Site Operations 2 192 227

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