Education and Library Science

Education and Library Science (EB)

Definition

Education and Library Science (EB) Definition

Pursuant to section 101 of the Public Service Reform Act, the Treasury Board of Canada hereby provides notice that the following definition shall apply to the Education and Library Science Group effective .

The Education and Library Science Group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the instruction of people of different age groups in school or in out-of-school programs; the application of a comprehensive knowledge of educational techniques to the teaching and counselling of students in schools and to the education, training and counselling of youths and adults in out-of-school programs, to the conduct of research and to the provision of advice related to education; and the application of a comprehensive knowledge of library and information science to the management and provision of library and related information services.

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 instruction of students of all ages in the following, where the application of a comprehensive knowledge of educational techniques is not required: cultural matters and academic subjects as part of an elementary or secondary school curriculum; a second language; or an organized program of physical education;
  2. the application of a comprehensive knowledge of educational techniques to teach, train or counsel students in schools or in out-of-school programs;
  3. the application of a comprehensive knowledge of educational techniques to plan, develop, conduct or evaluate specialized educational programs such as language training, vocational training, adult education, literacy education and health education;
  4. the application of a comprehensive knowledge of library and information science to:
    1. select, acquire, organize, preserve and dispose of library materials;
    2. catalogue, classify, index and analyze information and library materials;
    3. provide reference, referral, bibliographic, advisory, information retrieval, and document delivery services, and perform other functions to assist users in accessing library materials; and
    4. evaluate, develop, select, implement and use manual and automated systems and networks to record, organize, store, search, retrieve and make accessible information in library or information management operations; and
  5. the leadership of any of the above activities.

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Education and Library Science Group are those whose primary purpose is included in the definition of any other group or those in which the following activity is of primary importance:

  1. the planning, development and presentation of courses of study for undergraduates and graduates in universities.
Job Evaluation Standard

Job Evaluation Standard

There is no job evaluation standard for the EB group. Please refer to the job evaluation standards for the following programs and services work:

  • Education (ED)
  • Education Support (EU)
  • Library Science (LS)
Qualification Standard

Qualification Standard

There is no qualification standard for the EB group. Please refer to the qualification standards for the following programs and services work:

  • Education (ED)
  • Education Support (EU)
  • Library Science (LS)

Education (ED)

Definition

Education (ED) Definition Excerpt of full EB Definition

The Education and Library Science Group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the application of a comprehensive knowledge of educational techniques to the teaching and counselling of students in schools and to the education, training and counselling of youths and adults in out-of-school programs, to the conduct of research and to the provision of advice related to education.

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 application of a comprehensive knowledge of educational techniques to teach, train or counsel students in schools or in out-of-school programs;
  2. the application of a comprehensive knowledge of educational techniques to plan, develop, conduct or evaluate specialized educational programs such as language training, vocational training, adult education, literacy education and health education;
  3. the leadership of any of the above activities.

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Education and Library Science Group are those whose primary purpose is included in the definition of any other group or those in which the following activity is of primary importance:

  1. the planning, development and presentation of courses of study for undergraduates and graduates in universities.

ED-EDS

Education – Education Services (ED-EDS) Subgroup Definition

The planning, development, direction or evaluation of education programs such as language teaching, vocational training, elementary and secondary teaching, adult education, literacy education and health education; the conduct of educational research; the provision of advice.

Inclusions

Positions included in this sub-group are those in which one or more of the following duties is of primary importance:

  • the conduct of education research, such as curriculum or test research and development;
  • the evaluation of course or program content and the planning and development of new programs;
  • the evaluation of teaching methodology and of teacher performance;
  • the direction of an education program, or part of a program;
  • the provision of advice on any of the aforementioned duties;
  • the supervision or direction of any of these duties.
Exclusions

Positions excluded from this sub-group are those in which one or more of the follow-ing duties is of primary importance:

  • the teaching of an official or foreign language to members of the Canadian Public Service, or the supervision of these duties by senior teachers or principals;
  • the teaching of elementary, secondary or vocational subjects in Indian and northern schools and academic, technical and vocational subjects in other Canadian Government institutions;
  • the teaching of classes in literacy and adult education in Indian and northern communities;
  • the counselling of Indian students and students in northern communities;
  • the supervision or direction of teaching activities by department heads, assistant principals and principals in Indian and northern schools and by their counterparts in other Canadian Government institutions;
  • the administration of a district or region within which the administration of the education system is one component.

ED-EST

Education – Elementary and Secondary Teaching (ED-EST) Subgroup Definition

The teaching and counselling of students in elementary and secondary schools; the teaching and counselling of youths and adults; the supervision of teaching and counselling activities.

Inclusions

Positions included in this sub-group are those in which one or more of the following duties is of primary importance:

  • the teaching of elementary, secondary or vocational curricula in Indian and northern schools and academic, technical and vocational subjects in other institutions of the Public Service of Canada;
  • the teaching of classes in literacy and adult education in Indian and northern communities;
  • the counselling of Indian students and students in northern communities;
  • the supervision of any of the above duties as provided by department heads, assistant principals and principals in Indian and northern schools and by their counterparts in other institutions of the Public Service of Canada.
Exclusions

Positions excluded from this sub-group are those in which one or more of the follow-ing duties is of primary importance:

  • the direction of an education program, or part of a program;
  • the planning, development or evaluation of education programs such as elementary and secondary teaching, language teaching, vocational training, adult education, literacy education and health education;
  • the conduct of educational research, the development of curricula or tests, or the provision of advice;
  • the teaching of an official or a foreign language to members of the Canadian Public Service, or the supervision of these duties by senior teachers or principals.

ED-LAT

Education – Language Teaching (ED-LAT) Subgroup Definition

The teaching, or the supervision of the teaching, of an official or a foreign language to members of the Public Service of Canada and such other persons as may be authorized from time to time.

Inclusions

Positions included in this sub-group are those in which one or more of the following duties is of primary importance:

  • the teaching of English, French or a foreign language to members of the Public Service of Canada and such other persons as may be authorized from time to time;
  • the provision of guidance and direction to language teachers by a senior teacher;
  • the administration by a school principal of a language school of the Public Service of Canada.
Exclusions

Positions excluded from this sub-group are those in which one or more of the follow-ing duties is of primary importance:

  • the teaching of elementary, secondary or vocational curricula in Indian and northern schools and in other institutions of the Public Service of Canada;
  • the teaching of basic or literacy education classes in Indian and northern communities;
  • the direction of an education, program, or part of a program;
  • the planning, development or evaluation of educational programs;
  • the conduct of education research, the development of curricula or tests or the provision of advice;
  • the planning, teaching, direction or guidance of education programs for adults other than those carried out in language schools of the Public Service of Canada.

Educational Support (EU)

Definition

Educational Support (EU) Definition Excerpt of full EB Definition

The Education and Library Science Group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the instruction of people of different age groups in school or in out-of-school programs.

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 instruction of students of all ages in the following, where the application of a comprehensive knowledge of educational techniques is not required: cultural matters and academic subjects as part of an elementary or secondary school curriculum; a second language; or an organized program of physical education;
  2. the leadership of any of the above activities.

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Education and Library Science Group are those whose primary purpose is included in the definition of any other group.

EU-LAI

Educational Support – Language Instructor (EU-LAI) Subgroup Definition

The primary duties of positions in this sub-group are to instruct youths or adults in a second language.

EU-PEI

Educational Support – Physical Education Instructor (EU-PEI) Subgroup Definition

The primary duties of positions in this sub-group are to conduct a program of physical fitness for youths or adults.

EU-TEA

Educational Support – Teachers' Aide (EU-TEA) Subgroup Definition

The primary duties of positions in this sub-group are to counsel students or to instruct students in a classroom setting on cultural matters and academic subjects, as part of an elementary or secondary curriculum.

Job Evaluation Standard

Educational Support (EU) Job Evaluation Standard

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

Library Science (LS)

Definition

Library Science (LS) Definition Excerpt of full EB Definition

The Education and Library Science Group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the application of a comprehensive knowledge of library and information science to the management and provision of library and related information services.

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 application of a comprehensive knowledge of library and information science to:
    1. select, acquire, organize, preserve and dispose of library materials;
    2. catalogue, classify, index and analyze information and library materials;
    3. provide reference, referral, bibliographic, advisory, information retrieval, and document delivery services, and perform other functions to assist users in accessing library materials; and
    4. evaluate, develop, select, implement and use manual and automated systems and networks to record, organize, store, search, retrieve and make accessible information in library or information management operations; and
  2. the leadership of any of the above activities.

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Education and Library Science Group are those whose primary purpose is included in the definition of any other group.

Job Evaluation Standard

Library Science (LS) Job Evaluation Standard

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

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