Overview

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 Trades and Related 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 has a focus on setting and enforcing standards for industry and government, preparation and distribution of food in the kitchen of a government facility, manual or semi-skilled functions, skilled journeyman work and skilled work in the operation and maintenance of gas-fired boilers in a power plant. Thirteen groupings have been recognized in the Trades and Related Services component of the Alberta Public Service. These are:

Stream definitions

Automotive Service Technician

This is skilled journeyman and/or supervisory work performed in connection with the maintenance, renovation, alteration, repair and fabrication of structures and equipment. Work may involve coordinating and monitoring the work of contractors to best utilize their services to supplement in-house resources.

Carpenter

This is skilled journeyman and/or supervisory work performed in connection with the maintenance, renovation, alteration, repair and fabrication of structures and equipment. Work may involve coordinating and monitoring the work of contractors to best utilize their services to supplement in-house resources.

Cook

This work involves the supervision of and/or the preparation and distribution of food in the kitchen of a government facility or in a mobile camp kitchen. Employees either act as an assistant to a senior cook or are responsible for the preparation of complete meals in a smaller operation. Work may also include off-site delivery of food as well as menu preparation for distinct client groups.

Electrician

This is skilled journeyman and/or supervisory work performed in connection with the maintenance, renovation, alteration, repair and fabrication of structures and equipment. Work may involve coordinating and monitoring the work of contractors to best utilize their services to supplement in-house resources.

Heavy Equipment Technician

This is skilled journeyman and/or supervisory work performed in connection with the maintenance, renovation, alteration, repair and fabrication of structures and equipment. Work may involve coordinating and monitoring the work of contractors to best utilize their services to supplement in-house resources.

Maintenance Service Worker

The work typically involves manual or semi-skilled functions such as moving and repairing furnishings, sorting and packing of materials or may include assisting trades people in performing renovation, maintenance and manual tasks. Employees may use trades related skills to operate some basic machinery and to provide routine building maintenance. Work performed may require the application of definable skills not requiring journeyman certification such as locksmithing and sign painting. Duties may include organizing time, equipment and materials for specific projects or ongoing programs.

Maintenance Worker

This is skilled journeyman and/or supervisory work performed in connection with the maintenance, renovation, alteration, repair and fabrication of structures and equipment. Work may involve coordinating and monitoring the work of contractors to best utilize their services to supplement in-house resources.

Painter and Decorator

This is skilled journeyman and/or supervisory work performed in connection with the maintenance, renovation, alteration, repair and fabrication of structures and equipment. Work may involve coordinating and monitoring the work of contractors to best utilize their services to supplement in-house resources.

Plumber

This is skilled journeyman and/or supervisory work performed in connection with the maintenance, renovation, alteration, repair and fabrication of structures and equipment. Work may involve coordinating and monitoring the work of contractors to best utilize their services to supplement in-house resources.

Power Plant Engineer

This is skilled work to direct or perform the operation, maintenance and control of high and low pressure gas-fired boilers in a power plant providing essential services to government buildings and institutions. Duties may include monitoring water levels, steam pressures and gauge readings, testing and controlling chemical content, and repair and maintenance of steam traps, pumps, motors, compressors and fans.

Spray Painter

This is skilled journeyman and/or supervisory work performed in connection with the maintenance, renovation, alteration, repair and fabrication of structures and equipment. Work may involve coordinating and monitoring the work of contractors to best utilize their services to supplement in-house resources.

Standards, Safety and Compliance

This work involves conducting, overseeing and/or enforcement work related to occupational safety and standards for industry and government. This includes the following disciplines:

  • building safety, inspections and restorations
  • fire safety and standards
  • electrical safety
  • elevating and fixed conveyances safety
  • plumbing and gas safety
  • boiler and pressure vessels safety
  • occupational and health safety
  • apprenticeship training and certification programs

The focus of the work in these areas is on setting standards and/or providing technical advice, enforcing legislation, conducting inspections and investigations, and educational training.

Steamfitter – Pipefitter

This is skilled journeyman and/or supervisory work performed in connection with the maintenance, renovation, alteration, repair and fabrication of structures and equipment. Work may involve coordinating and monitoring the work of contractors to best utilize their services to supplement in-house resources.

Benchmark listings

Classes and point bands

Table 1. Subsidiary 4 classes and point bands

Class number Class title Minimum Maximum
Classes listed on 'Schedule A' for Subsidiary 4
044AM Automotive Service Technician 192 227
044CA Carpenter 1 192 227
045CA Carpenter 2 228 268
042CK Cook 1 114 160
043CK Cook 2 161 191
044CK Cook 3 192 227
044EL Electrician 1 192 227
045EL Electrician 2 228 268
046EL Electrician 3 269 313
044HD Heavy Equipment Technician 1 192 227
046HD Heavy Equipment Technician 2 269 313
041MW Maintenance Service Worker 1 85 113
042MW Maintenance Service Worker 2 114 160
043MW Maintenance Service Worker 3 161 191
045MA Maintenance Worker 228 268
043PA Painter and Decorator 161 191
043PT Painter-Spray 161 191
044PL Plumber 192 227
043PP Power Plant Engineer 4th Class 161 191
044PP Power Plant Engineer 3rd Class 192 227
046PP Power Plant Supervisor 3rd Class 269 313
043ST Standards, Safety and Compliance 1 161 191
044ST Standards, Safety and Compliance 2 192 227
045ST Standards, Safety and Compliance 3 228 268
046ST Standards, Safety and Compliance 4 269 313
047ST Standards, Safety and Compliance 5 314 370
048ST Standards, Safety and Compliance 6 371 438
049ST Standards, Safety and Compliance 7 439 518
044SF Steamfitter-Pipefitter 192 227