Applied Science and Patent Examination

Applied Science and Patent Examination Group (SP)

Definition

Applied Science and Patent Examination (SP) Group Definition

Pursuant to paragraph 11.1(1)(b) of the Financial Administration Act, the Treasury Board of Canada hereby provides notice that the definition of the Applied Science and Engineering Group, effective , as published in Part I of the Canada Gazette on , is amended and replaced by the following definition that shall apply to the Applied Science and Patent Examination (SP) Group as well as the Applied Science (SP-SCI) and Patent Examination (SP-PEB) Sub-groups, effective .

The Applied Science and Patent Examination Group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge to one of the applied science programs involving the following: actuarial science, agriculture, biology, chemistry, forestry, meteorology, physical sciences, which include physics, planetary and earth sciences, scientific regulation and patents.

Inclusions

Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, for greater certainty, it includes positions that have, as their primary purpose, responsibility for one or more of the following activities:

  • the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge to one of the applied science programs involving the following: actuarial science, agriculture, biology, chemistry, forestry, meteorology, physical sciences, which include physics, planetary and earth sciences, and scientific regulation;
  • the regulation and control of Canadian Patents; the preparation, processing, classification and examination of applications for patents; the allowance, refusal or rejection of applications for patents; the promotion of the commercial and technological aspects of the patent system; and the dissemination and interpretation of technological information contained in patent systems; and
  • the leadership of any of the above activities.

Positions included in the Applied Science and Patent Examination Group may also be engaged, in part, in research in one of the programs involving the following: agricultural or related sciences, biology, chemistry, forestry, meteorology and the physical sciences including physics, planetary and earth sciences.

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Applied Science and Patent Examination Group are those whose primary purpose is included in the definition of any other group or those in which one or more of the following activities is of primary importance:

  1. the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge to the planning, conduct, evaluation and management of fundamental research, knowledge enhancement, technology development and innovation relevant to the natural sciences as defined in the Research Group; and
  2. the inspection and evaluation of quality assurance systems, processes, equipment, products, materials and associated components; the development, recommendation or enforcement of statutes, regulations, standards, specifications or quality assurance policies, procedures and techniques; and the investigation of accidents, defects and/or disputes for which the application of a comprehensive knowledge of scientific regulation is not required.

Also excluded are positions that do not require the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge relevant to actuarial science, agriculture, biology, chemistry, forestry, meteorology, physical sciences, which include physics, planetary and earth sciences, scientific regulation and patents.

SP-SCI

Applied Science and Patent Examination – Applied Science (SP-SCI) Sub-group Definition

The Applied Science (SP-SCI) Sub-group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge to one of the applied science programs involving the following: actuarial science (AC), agriculture (AG), biology (BI), chemistry (CH), forestry (FO), meteorology (MT), physical sciences (PC), which include physics, planetary and earth sciences, and scientific regulation (SG-SRE).

Inclusions

Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, for greater certainty, it includes positions that have, as their primary purpose, responsibility for one or more of the following activities:

  1. the evaluation of actuarial liabilities and the determination of premiums and contributions in respect of insurance, annuity and pension plans;
  2. the promotion, development and regulation of the agricultural industry and trade including the planning or conduct of quality control, regulatory and production programs, the analysis of agricultural markets and production trends, the regulation of market practices or the administration of financial incentives or subsidies;
  3. the analysis, identification, interpretation, classification, measurement, survey and management of biological resources, organisms or systems; and the analysis and interpretation of biological data;
  4. the analysis, interpretation, classification, measurement and survey of the chemical composition, properties and behaviour of matter; the development of analytical or survey methods, instruments or standards; the planning, conduct and evaluation of studies or projects; the integration of scientific information from different specialized areas; and the writing, reviewing or evaluation of papers, reports, contracts or agreements;
  5. the promotion and development of forest resources; the planning, design, development and maintenance of forest surveys, inventories and databases; the management of forests; the administration of co-operative arrangements with other government and non-governmental organizations providing assistance in the various fields of forestry; the provision of advice on the development of forest policy and liaison with the various communities of interest in the forest industry; and the co-ordination and transfer of technology on a regional, national and international level;
  6. the analysis and forecasting of weather and climatic phenomena; the development of instruments, methods and standards for observing and recording atmospheric phenomena; and the development, application and provision of data, information and advice in the application of meteorology to the economic and environmental problems of the country;
  7. the analysis, identification, interpretation, classification, measurement, survey and management of earth resources and the behaviour of earth and space and related systems; and the provision of data, information and advice in the application of geosciences and physical sciences to economic and environmental issues;
  8. the study of the physical properties of medical devices or radiation emitting devices for the purpose of evaluating their safety or efficacy; the development of analytical or survey methods, instruments or standards; the planning, conduct and evaluation of studies or projects; and the integration of scientific information from different specialized areas;
  9. the inspection or evaluation of techniques and technical processes and products to ascertain conformity with prescribed standards; the regulation of the distribution and control of drugs liable to abuse; the appraisal of submissions with respect to drugs; the inspection of the manufacture, storage, disposal, transportation and handling of dangerous commodities; and the regulation of environmental hazards;
  10. the inspection of the manufacture, processing, distribution, labelling or advertising of foods, drugs, cosmetics or medical devices for the purpose of protecting the public from health hazards or fraudulent or misleading advertising or labelling; and the provision of regulatory advice for the determination of the status of a particular product as to its identity as a drug, food, cosmetic or medical device;
  11. the inspection of the manufacture, storage, disposal, transportation and handling of dangerous commodities such as flammable, explosive, poisonous, corrosive and radioactive materials;
  12. the inspection for the assurance of the quality of goods and services purchased under contract by the Government of Canada;
  13. the development of regulations and policies dealing with regulated products, foods, cosmetics, explosives and other consumer products and the evaluation of proposed regulatory actions resulting from inspection;
  14. the planning and conduct of studies, the evaluation and interpretation of information and scientific research papers, reports, contracts or agreements, and the provision of advice in the above programs;
  15. the planning, co-ordination and management of technology transfer in any of the above activities; and
  16. the leadership of any of the above activities.

Positions included in the Applied Science Sub-group may also be engaged, in part, in research in one of the programs involving the following: agricultural or related sciences, biology, chemistry, forestry, meteorology and the physical sciences including physics, planetary and earth sciences.

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Applied Science Sub-group are those whose primary purpose is included in the definition of any other group or those in which one or more of the following activities is of primary importance:

  1. the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge to the planning, conduct, evaluation and management of fundamental research, knowledge enhancement, technology development and innovation relevant to the natural sciences as defined by the Research Group; and
  2. the inspection and evaluation of quality assurance systems, processes, equipment, products, materials and associated components; the development, recommendation or enforcement of statutes, regulations, standards, specifications or quality assurance policies, procedures and techniques; and the investigation of accidents, defects and/or disputes for which the application of a comprehensive knowledge of scientific regulation is not required.

Also excluded are positions that do not require the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge relevant to actuarial science, agriculture, biology, chemistry, forestry, meteorology, physical sciences, which include physics, planetary and earth sciences, and scientific regulation.

Also excluded are positions that are included in the Patent Examination Sub-group.

SP-PEB

Applied Science and Patent Examination – Patent Examination (SP-PEB) Sub-group Definition

The Patent Examination (SP-PEB) Sub-group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the regulation and control of Canadian Patents; the preparation, processing, classification and examination of applications for patents; the allowance, refusal or rejection of applications for patents; the promotion of the commercial and technological aspects of the patent system; and the dissemination and interpretation of technological information contained in patent systems (SG-PAT).

Inclusions

Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, for greater certainty, it includes positions that have, as their primary purpose, responsibility for one or more of the following activities:

  1. the preparation, processing or examination of applications for patents of invention;
  2. the classification of patent applications and patents;
  3. the promotion of the patent system as a source of technological information;
  4. the dissemination and interpretation of technological information and intelligence from patent documents;
  5. the development or evaluation of policies, regulations and standards;
  6. the writing and editing of papers and reports;
  7. the initiation and conduct of conflict proceedings;
  8. the provision of related advice; and
  9. the leadership of any of the above activities.
Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Patent Examination Sub-group are those whose primary purpose is included in the definition of any other group.

Also excluded are positions are positions that are included in the Applied Science Sub-group.

Job Evaluation Standard

Job Evaluation Standard

There is no job evaluation standard for the SP group. Please refer to job evaluation standards for the following applied science and patent examination work:

  • Actuarial Science (AC)
  • Agriculture (AG)
  • Biological Sciences (BI)
  • Chemistry (CH)
  • Forestry (FO)
  • Meteorology (MT)
  • Physical Sciences (PC)
  • Scientific Regulation (SG)
Qualification Standard

Qualification Standard

There is no qualification standard for the SP group. Please refer to the qualification standards for the following applied science work:

  • Actuarial Science (AC)
  • Agriculture (AG)
  • Biological Sciences (BI)
  • Chemistry (CH)
  • Forestry (FO)
  • Meteorology (MT)
  • Physical Sciences (PC)
  • Scientific Regulation (SG)

Actuarial Science (AC)

Definition

Actuarial Science (AC) Definition Excerpt of full SP-SCI Definition

The Applied Science Sub-group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge to one of the applied science programs involving the following: actuarial science.

Inclusions

Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, for greater certainty, it includes positions that have, as their primary purpose, responsibility for the following activities:

  1. the evaluation of actuarial liabilities and the determination of premiums and contributions in respect of insurance, annuity and pension plans;
  2. provision of advice in the above programs; and
  3. the leadership of any of the above activities.

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Applied Science Sub-group are those whose primary purpose is included in the definition of any other group.

Also excluded are positions that do not require the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge relevant to actuarial science.

Also excluded are positions that are included in the Patent Examination Sub-group.

Job Evaluation Standard

Actuarial Science (AC) Job Evaluation Standard

To obtain a copy of the AC Job Evaluation Standard please contact TBS Public Enquiries.

Agriculture (AG)

Definition

Agriculture (AG) Definition Excerpt of full SP-SCI Definition

The Applied Science Sub-group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge to one of the applied science programs involving the following: agriculture.

Inclusions

Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, for greater certainty, it includes positions that have, as their primary purpose, responsibility for one or more of the following activities:

  1. the promotion, development and regulation of the agricultural industry and trade including the planning or conduct of quality control, regulatory and production programs, the analysis of agricultural markets and production trends, the regulation of market practices or the administration of financial incentives or subsidies;
  2. the planning and conduct of studies, the evaluation and interpretation of information and scientific research papers, reports, contracts or agreements, and the provision of advice in the above programs;
  3. the planning, co-ordination and management of technology transfer in any of the above activities; and
  4. the leadership of any of the above activities.

Positions included in the Applied Science Sub-group may also be engaged, in part, in research in one of the programs involving the following: agricultural or related sciences.

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Applied Science Sub-group are those whose primary purpose is included in the definition of any other group or those in which one or more of the following activities is of primary importance:

  1. the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge to the planning, conduct, evaluation and management of fundamental research, knowledge enhancement, technology development and innovation relevant to the natural sciences as defined by the Research Group

Also excluded are positions that do not require the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge relevant to agriculture.

Also excluded are positions that are included in the Patent Examination Sub-group.

Job Evaluation Standard

Agriculture (AG) Job Evaluation Standard

To obtain a copy of the AG Job Evaluation Standard please contact TBS Public Enquiries.

Biological Sciences (BI)

Definition

Biological Sciences (BI) Definition Excerpt of full SP-SCI Definition

The Applied Science Sub-group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge to one of the applied science programs involving the following: biology.

Inclusions

Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, for greater certainty, it includes positions that have, as their primary purpose, responsibility for one or more of the following activities:

  1. the analysis, identification, interpretation, classification, measurement, survey and management of biological resources, organisms or systems; and the analysis and interpretation of biological data;
  2. the planning and conduct of studies, the evaluation and interpretation of information and scientific research papers, reports, contracts or agreements, and the provision of advice in the above programs;
  3. the planning, co-ordination and management of technology transfer in any of the above activities; and
  4. the leadership of any of the above activities.

Positions included in the Applied Science Sub-group may also be engaged, in part, in research in one of the programs involving the following: biology.

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Applied Science Sub-group are those whose primary purpose is included in the definition of any other group or those in which one or more of the following activities is of primary importance:

  1. the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge to the planning, conduct, evaluation and management of fundamental research, knowledge enhancement, technology development and innovation relevant to the natural sciences as defined by the Research Group

Also excluded are positions that do not require the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge relevant to biology.

Also excluded are positions that are included in the Patent Examination Sub-group.

Job Evaluation Standard

Biological Sciences (BI) Job Evaluation Standard

To obtain a copy of the BI Job Evaluation Standard please contact TBS Public Enquiries.

Chemistry (CH)

Definition

Chemistry (CH) Definition Excerpt of full SP-SCI Definition

The Applied Science Sub-group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge to one of the applied science programs involving the following: chemistry.

Inclusions

Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, for greater certainty, it includes positions that have, as their primary purpose, responsibility for one or more of the following activities:

  1. the analysis, interpretation, classification, measurement and survey of the chemical composition, properties and behaviour of matter; the development of analytical or survey methods, instruments or standards; the planning, conduct and evaluation of studies or projects; the integration of scientific information from different specialized areas; and the writing, reviewing or evaluation of papers, reports, contracts or agreements;
  2. the planning and conduct of studies, the evaluation and interpretation of information and scientific research papers, reports, contracts or agreements, and the provision of advice in the above programs;
  3. the planning, co-ordination and management of technology transfer in any of the above activities; and
  4. the leadership of any of the above activities.

Positions included in the Applied Science Sub-group may also be engaged, in part, in research in one of the programs involving the following: chemistry.

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Applied Science Sub-group are those whose primary purpose is included in the definition of any other group or those in which one or more of the following activities is of primary importance:

  1. the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge to the planning, conduct, evaluation and management of fundamental research, knowledge enhancement, technology development and innovation relevant to the natural sciences as defined by the Research Group;

Also excluded are positions that do not require the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge relevant to chemistry.

Also excluded are positions that are included in the Patent Examination Sub-group.

Job Evaluation Standard

Chemistry (CH) Job Evaluation Standard

To obtain a copy of the CH Job Evaluation Standard please contact TBS Public Enquiries.

Forestry (FO)

Definition

Forestry (FO) Definition Excerpt of full SP-SCI Definition

The Applied Science Sub-group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge to one of the applied science programs involving the following: forestry.

Inclusions

Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, for greater certainty, it includes positions that have, as their primary purpose, responsibility for one or more of the following activities:

  1. the promotion and development of forest resources; the planning, design, development and maintenance of forest surveys, inventories and databases; the management of forests; the administration of co-operative arrangements with other government and non-governmental organizations providing assistance in the various fields of forestry; the provision of advice on the development of forest policy and liaison with the various communities of interest in the forest industry; and the co-ordination and transfer of technology on a regional, national and international level;
  2. the planning and conduct of studies, the evaluation and interpretation of information and scientific research papers, reports, contracts or agreements, and the provision of advice in the above programs;
  3. the planning, co-ordination and management of technology transfer in any of the above activities; and
  4. the leadership of any of the above activities.

Positions included in the Applied Science Sub-group may also be engaged, in part, in research in one of the programs involving the following: forestry.

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Applied Science Sub-group are those whose primary purpose is included in the definition of any other group or those in which one or more of the following activities is of primary importance:

  1. the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge to the planning, conduct, evaluation and management of fundamental research, knowledge enhancement, technology development and innovation relevant to the natural sciences as defined by the Research Group;

Also excluded are positions that do not require the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge relevant to forestry.

Also excluded are positions that are included in the Patent Examination Sub-group.

Job Evaluation Standard

Forestry (FO) Job Evaluation Standard

To obtain a copy of the FO Job Evaluation Standard please contact TBS Public Enquiries.

Meteorology (MT)

Definition

Meteorology (MT) Definition Excerpt of full SP-SCI Definition

The Applied Science Sub-group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge to one of the applied science programs involving the following: meteorology.

Inclusions

Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, for greater certainty, it includes positions that have, as their primary purpose, responsibility for one or more of the following activities:

  1. the analysis and forecasting of weather and climatic phenomena; the development of instruments, methods and standards for observing and recording atmospheric phenomena; and the development, application and provision of data, information and advice in the application of meteorology to the economic and environmental problems of the country;
  2. the planning and conduct of studies, the evaluation and interpretation of information and scientific research papers, reports, contracts or agreements, and the provision of advice in the above programs;
  3. the planning, co-ordination and management of technology transfer in any of the above activities; and
  4. the leadership of any of the above activities.

Positions included in the Applied Science Sub-group may also be engaged, in part, in research in one of the programs involving the following: meteorology.

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Applied Science Sub-group are those whose primary purpose is included in the definition of any other group or those in which one or more of the following activities is of primary importance:

  1. the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge to the planning, conduct, evaluation and management of fundamental research, knowledge enhancement, technology development and innovation relevant to the natural sciences as defined by the Research Group;

Also excluded are positions that do not require the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge relevant to meteorology.

Also excluded are positions that are included in the Patent Examination Sub-group.

Physical Sciences (PC)

Definition

Physical Sciences (PC) Definition Excerpt of full SP-SCI Definition

The Applied Science Sub-group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge to one of the applied science programs involving the following: physical sciences, which include physics, planetary and earth sciences.

Inclusions

Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, for greater certainty, it includes positions that have, as their primary purpose, responsibility for one or more of the following activities:

  1. the analysis, identification, interpretation, classification, measurement, survey and management of earth resources and the behaviour of earth and space and related systems; and the provision of data, information and advice in the application of geosciences and physical sciences to economic and environmental issues;
  2. the study of the physical properties of medical devices or radiation emitting devices for the purpose of evaluating their safety or efficacy; the development of analytical or survey methods, instruments or standards; the planning, conduct and evaluation of studies or projects; and the integration of scientific information from different specialized areas;
  3. the planning and conduct of studies, the evaluation and interpretation of information and scientific research papers, reports, contracts or agreements, and the provision of advice in the above programs;
  4. the planning, co-ordination and management of technology transfer in any of the above activities; and
  5. the leadership of any of the above activities.

Positions included in the Applied Science Sub-group may also be engaged, in part, in research in one of the programs involving the following: the physical sciences including physics, planetary and earth sciences.

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Applied Science Sub-group are those whose primary purpose is included in the definition of any other group or those in which one or more of the following activities is of primary importance:

  1. the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge to the planning, conduct, evaluation and management of fundamental research, knowledge enhancement, technology development and innovation relevant to the natural sciences as defined by the Research Group;

Also excluded are positions that do not require the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge relevant to physical sciences, which include physics, planetary and earth sciences.

Also excluded are positions that are included in the Patent Examination Sub-group.

Job Evaluation Standard

Physical Sciences (PC) Job Evaluation Standard

To obtain a copy of the PC Job Evaluation Standard please contact TBS Public Enquiries.

Scientific Regulation (SG)

Definition

Scientific Regulation (SG) Definition Excerpt of full SP-SCI and SP-PEB Definition

The Applied Science Sub-group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge to one of the applied science programs involving the following: scientific regulation.

Inclusions

Notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, for greater certainty, it includes positions that have, as their primary purpose, responsibility for one or more of the following activities:

  1. the inspection or evaluation of techniques and technical processes and products to ascertain conformity with prescribed standards; the regulation of the distribution and control of drugs liable to abuse; the appraisal of submissions with respect to drugs; the inspection of the manufacture, storage, disposal, transportation and handling of dangerous commodities; and the regulation of environmental hazards;
  2. the inspection of the manufacture, processing, distribution, labelling or advertising of foods, drugs, cosmetics or medical devices for the purpose of protecting the public from health hazards or fraudulent or misleading advertising or labelling; and the provision of regulatory advice for the determination of the status of a particular product as to its identity as a drug, food, cosmetic or medical device;
  3. the inspection of the manufacture, storage, disposal, transportation and handling of dangerous commodities such as flammable, explosive, poisonous, corrosive and radioactive materials;
  4. the inspection for the assurance of the quality of goods and services purchased under contract by the Government of Canada;
  5. the development of regulations and policies dealing with regulated products, foods, cosmetics, explosives and other consumer products and the evaluation of proposed regulatory actions resulting from inspection;
  6. the planning and conduct of studies, the evaluation and interpretation of information and scientific research papers, reports, contracts or agreements, and the provision of advice in the above programs;
  7. the planning, co-ordination and management of technology transfer in any of the above activities; and
  8. the leadership of any of the above activities.

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Applied Science Sub-group are those whose primary purpose is included in the definition of any other group or those in which one or more of the following activities is of primary importance:

  1. the inspection and evaluation of quality assurance systems, processes, equipment, products, materials and associated components; the development, recommendation or enforcement of statutes, regulations, standards, specifications or quality assurance policies, procedures and techniques; and the investigation of accidents, defects and/or disputes for which the application of a comprehensive knowledge of scientific regulation is not required.

Also excluded are positions that do not require the application of comprehensive scientific and professional knowledge relevant to scientific regulation.

Also excluded are positions that are included in the Patent Examination Sub-group.

SG-SRE

Scientific Regulation – Scientific Regulation (SG-SRE) Sub-group Definition

Part of SP-SCI sub-group effective .

The inspection or evaluation of techniques and technical processes and products to ascertain conformity with prescribed standards; the regulation of the distribution and control of drugs liable to abuse; the appraisal of submissions with respect to drugs; the regulation of environmental hazards; the provision of advice.

Inclusions

Positions included in this sub-group are those that require the application of a comprehensive knowledge of a natural or applied science in the performance of one or more of the following duties:

  • the inspection of the manufacture, processing, distribution, labelling or advertising of foods, drugs, cosmetics or medical devices for the purposes of protecting the public from health hazards or fraudulent or misleading advertising or labelling;
  • the inspection of the manufacture, storage, disposal, transportation and handling of dangerous commodities such as flammable, explosive, poisonous, corrosive and radioactive materials;
  • the inspection, regulation and control of environmental hazards;
  • the inspection for assurance of quality of goods and services purchased under contract by the Government of Canada;
  • the evaluation of proposed regulatory actions resulting from inspections;
  • the development or evaluation of policies, regulations and standards;
  • the writing and editing of papers and reports;
  • the provision of advice;
  • the supervision or direction of any of the above duties.
Exclusions

Positions excluded from this sub-group are those included in the Patent Examination Sub-group.

SG-PAT

Scientific Regulation – Patent Examination (SG-PAT) Sub-group Definition

Part of SP-PEB sub-group effective .

The regulation and control of Canadian patents; the preparation, processing or examination of the applications for patents; the allowance, refusal or rejection of applications for patents; the promotion of the commercial and technological aspects of the patent system; the dissemination and interpretation of technological information contained in patent systems; the provision of advice.

Inclusions

Positions included in this sub-group are those that require the application of a comprehensive knowledge of a natural or applied science in the performance of one or more of the following duties:

  • the preparation, processing or examination of applications for patents of invention;
  • the classification of patent applications and patents;
  • the promotion of the patent system as a source of technological information;
  • the dissemination and interpretation of technological information and intelligence from patent documents;
  • the development or evaluation of policies, regulations and standards;
  • the writing and editing of papers and reports;
  • the initiation and conduct of conflict proceedings;
  • the provision of advice;
  • the supervision or direction of any of the above.
Exclusions

Positions excluded from this sub-group are those included in the Scientific Regulation Sub-group.

Job Evaluation Standard

Scientific Regulation (SG) Job Evaluation Standard

To obtain a copy of the SG Job Evaluation Standard please contact TBS Public Enquiries.

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