Subsidiary 3 – Correctional and regulatory services

Find stream definitions, benchmark listings and classes and point bands for correctional and regulatory services.


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 Correctional and Regulatory Services component of the Government of Alberta has been evaluated using a point rating system. To assess whether a job falls within this 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. In general, the work in this component is to ensure the safety of people and property in a variety of areas and has a focus on highway legislation enforcement, offender management within and outside of correctional facilities and the maintenance of personal and physical security within the courthouse environment, legislature building, Alberta museums and public events. Three groupings have been recognized in the Correctional and Regulatory Services component of the Alberta Public Service. These are:

Stream definitions

  • Correctional Peace Officer

    Work focuses on performing offender supervision functions and facility security in correctional centres to ensure the care and custody of diverse groups of adult or young offenders. Responsibilities include:

    • providing a correctional environment that encourages offenders to assume accountability for rehabilitation
    • maintaining the security, safety and good order of the facility and equipment for centre operations in a 24/7 environment

    Positions are designated Peace Officers as per the Alberta Corrections Act.

  • Correctional Service Worker

    Work encompasses providing a variety of casework, security, and offender management services, and administering correctional programs and services to adult and young offenders in correctional centres or community-based settings throughout the province.

    Work focuses on:

    • needs and risks assessment
    • case management
    • education
    • investigation
    • supervision
    • monitoring compliance

    This work prepares offenders, both in custody and within the community for rehabilitation, to be accountable for acceptable behaviour, and develop necessary skillsets to be successful law-abiding citizens.

    Positions are designated Peace Officers under the Alberta Corrections Act.

  • Sheriff, Security and Transport

    This work focuses on ensuring the safety of people, highways and property such as courthouses, government buildings and museums through investigative, monitoring and enforcement responsibilities.

    A broad range of work exists, including:

    • the enforcement of moving violations on commercial vehicles
    • highway traffic enforcement and traffic accident investigations
    • inmate transfers and security
    • system monitoring
    • dispatch services for sheriffs
    • executive and courthouse security
    • warrant apprehensions
    • assisting law enforcement agencies with surveillance activities

    Highways are also monitored in regards to the carrier industry, enforcing legislation and maintenance for commercial vehicles or some vehicles operated by the general public, such as school buses. In a museum, positions ensure the proper conduct of visitors and that valuable collections, exhibits, furnishings, buildings and surrounding grounds and offsite premises are safeguarded from theft and damage.

Benchmark listings

Classes and point bands

Table 1. Subsidiary 3 classes and point bands

036WC denotes professional certification.
Class numberClass titleMinimumMaximum
Classes listed on 'Schedule A' for Subsidiary 3
Classes listed on 'Schedule A-1' for Subsidiary 3
032CRCorrectional Peace Officer 1161191
034CRCorrectional Peace Officer 2228268
036CRCorrectional Peace Officer 3314370
032SHSheriff, Security and Transport 1161191
034SHSheriff, Security and Transport 2228268
035SHSheriff, Security and Transport 3269313
036SHSheriff, Security and Transport 4314370
036CSCorrectional Service Worker 1314370
036WCCorrectional Service Worker 2314370
038CSCorrectional Service Worker 3439518