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Subsidiary 5 – Natural resources conservation services

Find stream definitions, benchmark listings and classes and point bands for natural resources conservation 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 Natural Resources Conservation 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 focuses on activities surrounding the management of natural resources, which include land, forests, fish and wildlife, and water. Three groupings have been recognized in the Natural Resources Conservation Services component of the Alberta Public Service. These are:

Stream definitions

Benchmark listings

Classes and point bands

Table 1. Subsidiary 5 classes and point bands

Class numberClass titleMinimumMaximum
Classes listed on 'Schedule A' for Subsidiary 5
057MTMeteorologist 1314370
058MTMeteorologist 2371438
051NRNatural Resources 18597
052NRNatural Resources 298113
053NRNatural Resources 3114160
054NRNatural Resources 4161191
055NRNatural Resources 5192268
056NRNatural Resources 6269313
057NRNatural Resources 7314370
058NRNatural Resources 8371438
059NRNatural Resources 9439518