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:
This work involves the planning, development, and/or delivery of natural resource programs in the areas of forests, provincial parks and protected areas, public lands, fisheries, wildlife, and water. Work in this stream may be professional, technical or operational, providing policy and program development, research and analysis, compliance assurance, consultation with stakeholders and/or field support activities.
- Benchmark listing – Natural Resources (PDF, 1.7 MB)
- Minimum Recruitment Standards – Natural Resources (PDF, 37 KB)
This is professional work responsible for the acquisition, analysis and use of meteorological data in support of provincial fire management programs.
- Benchmark listing – Meteorologist (PDF, 113 KB)
- Minimum Recruitment Standards – Meteorologist (PDF, 17 KB)
This work is responsible for the surveillance, early detection and accurate reporting of forest fires.
Classes and point bands
Table 1. Subsidiary 5 classes and point bands
|Class number||Class title||Minimum||Maximum|
|Classes listed on 'Schedule A' for Subsidiary 5|
|051NR||Natural Resources 1||85||97|
|052NR||Natural Resources 2||98||113|
|053NR||Natural Resources 3||114||160|
|054NR||Natural Resources 4||161||191|
|055NR||Natural Resources 5||192||268|
|056NR||Natural Resources 6||269||313|
|057NR||Natural Resources 7||314||370|
|058NR||Natural Resources 8||371||438|
|059NR||Natural Resources 9||439||518|