Operational Services

Operational Services (SV)

Definition

Operational Services (SV) 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 Operational Services Group, effective , as published in Part I of the Canada Gazette, on , is revised and replaced by the following definition excluding positions allocated to the Correctional Services Group effective .

The Operational Services Group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the fabrication, maintenance, repair, operation and protection of machines, equipment, vehicles, government facilities and structures such as buildings, vessels, stationary and floating plants, stores, laboratories, and equipment; and the provision of food, personal or health support 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 cleaning and servicing of buildings and adjacent grounds, including housekeeping and janitorial services, and the cleaning of laboratory equipment;
  2. the patrolling, observing, checking and taking of preventive action in protecting property from damage or loss and providing for the well-being of people;
  3. the receipt, storage, manual or mechanical handling of equipment, and the recording of transactions in an equipment or supplies stores context;
  4. the provision of food, laundry and messenger services, and other services, such as tailoring, to accommodate passengers, clients, patients, guests or tourists;
  5. the provision of patient care and health care support services not requiring the qualifications of a registered nurse, occupational therapist or physical therapist;
  6. the provision of routine assistance to pathologists, dentists, nurses, therapists and laboratory technicians;
  7. the performance of fire protection, fire prevention and/or airport rescue activities by active members of fire-fighting forces;
  8. the inspection, installation, operation, maintenance or repair of specialized and non-specialized instruments, equipment and machinery used in or related to: the generation of heat, electricity, refrigeration, or air conditioning; sewage treatment and disposal; water supply and treatment; marine navigation; and the handling and storage of fuels and lubricants;
  9. the operation and maintenance of light-station equipment and the upkeep of the light-station buildings, landing facilities or grounds;
  10. the operation and servicing of vessels staffed by civilians, including floating plants and associated equipment, and activities performed in support of programs such as buoy tending, fisheries enforcement and rescue operations;
  11. the fabrication, alteration, maintenance or repair of buildings, structures, roads or other installations;
  12. the installation, operation, maintenance or repair of equipment, distribution systems or vehicles;
  13. the production of parts, prototypes or other items;
  14. the cultivation of grounds, gardens and other land or the propagation of plants;
  15. the care and feeding of animals;
  16. the performance of leadership activities that require the inspection of construction work for conformity to prescribed standards or specifications where the following are of primary importance:
    1. acting as the architect’s or engineer’s representative on the construction site of work being performed under contract, with responsibility to ensure that work proceeds according to an agreement and that all statutory requirements are met by the contractor before progress payments are released; and
    2. performing the functions of an inspector on behalf of a property manager, with responsibility for examining and recommending work that should be done to properly maintain structures, and for recommending the acceptance or rejection of work;
  17. the weighing and sampling of grain, the operation of agricultural equipment and machinery and associated activities;
  18. the leadership of any of the above activities; and
  19. the leadership of printing services pertaining to the production and binding of text material and illustrations by the various techniques used in the printing industry and directly related printing environments.

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Operational Services 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 custody and control of inmates in institutions of Correctional Service Canada;
  2. the custody and control of detainees held under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) Security Certificates in federal holding centres or detention facilities;
  3. the planning, development, co-ordination or monitoring of fire prevention programs on a national, regional or district basis;
  4. the development and writing of specifications for the acquisition of resources, material and equipment for rescue and fire prevention and protection services;
  5. the study of potable water supply problems, sewage treatment methods, the mechanics and efficiency of heat-engines, the comparable thermal efficiencies of fuels, or the technical aspects of the purification, handling and storage of liquid fuels and lubricants;
  6. the developmental testing of pressure vessels, pumps, compressors, heat-engines, turbines or other stationary mechanical plants;
  7. the planning of the general practices and procedures to be followed at light-stations;
  8. the repair, modification and refitting of naval vessels and their equipment;
  9. the on-board command and control of the operation of civilian vessels, floating plants and associated equipment requiring a certificate of competency; and
  10. the provision of printing services that also requires a limited degree of leadership.
Job Evaluation Standard

Job Evaluation Standard

There is no job evaluation standard for the SV group. Please refer to the job evaluation standards for the following operational services work:

  • Firefighters (FR)
  • General Labour and Trades (GL)
  • General Services (GS)
  • Heating, Power and Stationary Plant Operations (HP)
  • Hospital Services (HS)
  • Lightkeepers (LI)
  • Printing Operations (Supervisory) (PR(S))
  • Ships’ Crew (SC)
Qualification Standard

Qualification Standard

There is no qualification standard for the SV group. Please refer to the qualification standards for the following operational services work:

  • Firefighters (FR)
  • General Labour and Trades (GL)
  • General Services (GS)
  • Heating, Power and Stationary Plant Operations (HP)
  • Hospital Services (HS)
  • Lightkeepers (LI)
  • Printing Operations (Supervisory) (PR(S))
  • Ships’ Crew (SC)

Firefighters (FR)

Definition

Firefighters (FR) Group Definition Excerpt of full SV Definition

The Operational Services Group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the protection of government facilities and structures such as buildings.

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 performance of fire protection, fire prevention and/or airport rescue activities by active members of fire-fighting forces;
  2. the leadership of any of the above activities

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Operational Services 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 planning, development, co-ordination or monitoring of fire prevention programs on a national, regional or district basis;
  2. the development and writing of specifications for the acquisition of resources, material and equipment for rescue and fire prevention and protection services;
Job Evaluation Standard

Firefighters (FR) Job Evaluation Standard

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

General Labour and Trades (GL)

Definition

General Labour and Trades (GL) Definition Excerpt of full SV Definition

The Operational Services Group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the fabrication, maintenance, repair, operation and protection of machines, equipment, vehicles, government facilities and structures such as buildings, vessels, stationary and floating plants, stores, laboratories, and equipment.

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 fabrication, alteration, maintenance or repair of buildings, structures, roads or other installations;
  2. the installation, operation, maintenance or repair of equipment, distribution systems or vehicles;
  3. the production of parts, prototypes or other items;
  4. the cultivation of grounds, gardens and other land or the propagation of plants;
  5. the care and feeding of animals;
  6. the performance of leadership activities that require the inspection of construction work for conformity to prescribed standards or specifications where the following are of primary importance:
    1. acting as the architect’s or engineer’s representative on the construction site of work being performed under contract, with responsibility to ensure that work proceeds according to an agreement and that all statutory requirements are met by the contractor before progress payments are released; and
    2. performing the functions of an inspector on behalf of a property manager, with responsibility for examining and recommending work that should be done to properly maintain structures, and for recommending the acceptance or rejection of work;
  7. the weighing and sampling of grain, the operation of agricultural equipment and machinery and associated activities;
  8. the leadership of any of the above activities

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Operational Services Group are those whose primary purpose is included in the definition of any other group.

GL-AIM

General Labour and Trades – Aircraft Maintaining (GL-AIM) Sub-group Definition

This sub-group includes such occupations as aero-engine mechanic, aircraft mechanic and related supervisors at classification levels 9 to 14 inclusive.

Skilled Trades, Journeyman and Higher

The performance and supervision of duties that require fabricating, processing, inspecting or repairing materials, equipment, products or structural units, including the lay-out of work, the set-up of equipment and the operation of precision tools and instruments. The work performed requires the application of an organized body of knowledge related to materials, tools and principles associated with skilled crafts and a thorough knowledge of machine capabilities, properties of materials and craft practices. Workers plan the order of successive operations, use manuals and technical data to position work, adjust machines, establish datum points, verify accuracy, and assume responsibility for the completion of each assignment.

GL-AMW

General Labour and Trades – Ammunition Working (GL-AMW) Sub-group Definition

The performance or supervision of duties that require handling, examining, repairing, modifying, inspecting or destroying ammunition and components, or that require assisting in or conducting tests for proofing ammunition and components. Typically the work is performed at an ammunition magazine or depot where hazard conditions are high, or at a proof firing range.

This sub-group includes such occupations as ammunition assembler and maintainer, ammunition supply worker, ammunition quality and safety inspector, and ammunition warehousing and production supervisors.

Excluded from this sub-group are all positions in which:

  • the storage, handling or issue of ammunition is of primary importance, and where that ammunition is small-arms ammunition only;
  • the maintenance of buildings and other facilities is of primary importance;
  • the supervision of occupations that are not included in this sub-group is of primary importance.

GL-COI

General Labour and Trades – Construction Inspecting (GL-COI) Sub-group Definition

The performance or supervision of duties that require the inspection of construction work for conformity to prescribed standards or specifications, where the inspector has no supervisory control of the workers who perform the work inspected and where the following functions are of primary importance:

  • to act as the architect’s or engineer’s representative on the construction site of work being performed under contract, with responsibility to ensure that work proceeds according to an agreement and that all statutory requirements are met by the contractor before progress payments are released; or
  • to perform the duties of an inspector employed by property management, with responsibility for examining and recommending the work that should be done to properly maintain structures, and for recommending to management the acceptance or rejection of work.

The supervision of workers engaged in the performance of duties in a number of skilled-construction-trades sub-groups that requires sufficient knowledge of each of the trades supervised (as defined in the job evaluation standard) to recognize that principles and methods are being followed and that completed work conforms to accepted trade standards.

This sub-group includes such occupations as construction inspector, construction and maintenance superintendent and multi-construction-trade supervisor at classification levels 9 to 14 inclusive.

Skilled Trades, Journeyman and Higher

The performance and supervision of duties that require fabricating, processing, inspecting or repairing materials, equipment, products or structural units, including the lay-out of work, the set-up of equipment and the operation of precision tools and instruments. The work performed requires the application of an organized body of knowledge related to materials, tools and principles associated with skilled crafts and a thorough knowledge of machine capabilities, properties of materials and craft practices. Workers plan the order of successive operations, use manuals and technical data to position work, adjust machines, establish datum points, verify accuracy, and assume responsibility for the completion of each assignment.

Exclusion

Excluded from this sub-group are all positions in which the primary duties and responsibilities are included in the definition of any other sub-group in the General Labour and Trades Group.

GL-EIM

General Labour and Trades – Electrical Installing and Maintaining (GL-EIM) Sub-group Definition

This sub-group includes such occupations as electrical-instrument repairer, electrical repairer, electrician, line maintainer, line repairer and related supervisors at classification levels 9 to 14 inclusive.

Skilled Trades, Journeyman and Higher

The performance and supervision of duties that require fabricating, processing, inspecting or repairing materials, equipment, products or structural units, including the lay-out of work, the set-up of equipment and the operation of precision tools and instruments. The work performed requires the application of an organized body of knowledge related to materials, tools and principles associated with skilled crafts and a thorough knowledge of machine capabilities, properties of materials and craft practices. Workers plan the order of successive operations, use manuals and technical data to position work, adjust machines, establish datum points, verify accuracy, and assume responsibility for the completion of each assignment.

GL-ELE

General Labour and Trades – Elemental (GL-ELE) Sub-group Definition

The performance or supervision of routine duties where adherence to rigid standards or specifications is not required and where little or no latitude exists for judgement. The work includes tending and making minor operating adjustments to machines and equipment that require no precision set-up.

This sub-group includes such occupations as labourer, labour-pool supervisor, lubrication worker, air-hammer operator, concrete-mixer operator and all trades helpers.

GL-GHW

General Labour and Trades – Grain Handling and Weighing (GL-GHW) Sub-group Definition

The performance or supervision of the official weighing of grain and grain by-products; or the operation of machinery and equipment in government-owned terminal elevators; or the inspection of carriers and equipment utilized in the handling and processing of grain and grain by-products at government or privately-owned grain elevators.

This sub-group includes such occupations as weighing assistant, grain cleaner supervisor, dumper tender, grain handler, sweeper, grain weigher, elevator worker, gallery worker, hopper tender, grain sampler, general foreman/woman, and distributor.

Excluded from this sub-group are all positions in which the maintenance of equipment is of primary importance.

GL-INM

General Labour and Trades – Instrument Maintaining (GL-INM) Sub-group Definition

This sub-group includes such occupations as instrument maker, instrument mechanic, scales mechanic, and related supervisors at classification levels 9 to 14 inclusive.

Skilled Trades, Journeyman and Higher

The performance and supervision of duties that require fabricating, processing, inspecting or repairing materials, equipment, products or structural units, including the lay-out of work, the set-up of equipment and the operation of precision tools and instruments. The work performed requires the application of an organized body of knowledge related to materials, tools and principles associated with skilled crafts and a thorough knowledge of machine capabilities, properties of materials and craft practices. Workers plan the order of successive operations, use manuals and technical data to position work, adjust machines, establish datum points, verify accuracy, and assume responsibility for the completion of each assignment.

GL-MAM

General Labour and Trades – Machinery Maintaining (GL-MAM) Sub-group Definition

This sub-group includes such occupations as air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanic, millwright, locksmith, oil burner installer and repairer, building services technician, and related supervisors at classification levels 5 to 14 inclusive.

Skilled Trades, Journeyman and Higher

The performance and supervision of duties that require fabricating, processing, inspecting or repairing materials, equipment, products or structural units, including the lay-out of work, the set-up of equipment and the operation of precision tools and instruments. The work performed requires the application of an organized body of knowledge related to materials, tools and principles associated with skilled crafts and a thorough knowledge of machine capabilities, properties of materials and craft practices. Workers plan the order of successive operations, use manuals and technical data to position work, adjust machines, establish datum points, verify accuracy, and assume responsibility for the completion of each assignment.

GL-MAN

General Labour and Trades – Manipulating (GL-MAN) Sub-group Definition

The performance or supervision of duties that require the dexterous use of hands, hand tools or special devices to work, move, guide or place objects or materials where some latitude exists for judgement in selecting appropriate tools, objects, or materials, in determining work procedure and conformance to standard, and in improvising to meet special conditions, although all of these requirements are fairly obvious. The work most frequently occurs away from a machine-oriented environment and is prevalent in bench-crafts, structural work, gardening and specialty farming.

This sub-group includes such occupations as armature winder, farmhand-livestock, gardener, insulation worker, pipelayer, welder and canal maintenance worker.

GL-MDO

General Labour and Trades – Machine Driving-Operating (GL-MDO) Sub-group Definition

The performance or supervision of duties that require starting, stopping and moving the controls of machines that must be steered or guided in order to transport people, or move goods, earth or other material.

This sub-group includes such occupations as bus driver, chauffeur, crane operator, power-shovel operator, tractor operator, and truck driver.

GL-MOC

General Labour and Trades – Machine Operating-Controlling (GL-MOC) Sub-group Definition

The performance or the supervision of duties that require setting-up, starting, adjusting, watching and stopping machines and equipment to fabricate or process materials or products, or to move and control navigational or other structures, or to ensure the proper operation of a Loran or Decca navigational system. Typically the work involves operating and/or monitoring the operation of one kind of machine or equipment and includes selecting and installing tools and holding devices; observing the functioning of the machine or equipment and various types of indicating devices; making necessary adjustments to allow for such variables as temperature changes, the flow of material or things, angles of cut, synchronization of radio signals; starting

and operating standby power equipment; identifying malfunctions and switching on standby units; removing materials or products from a machine and verifying their accuracy; and making minor repairs to the machine or equipment. Considerable latitude exists for judgement in determining conformance to standards.

This sub-group includes such occupations as bridge operator, lock tender, furnace operator, punch-press operator, rolling-mill operator and scope watcher.

GL-MST

General Labour and Trades – Metal Machining (GL-MST) Sub-group Definition

This sub-group includes such occupations as machinist, maintenance machinist, prototype machinist, tool-and-die maker, tool-machine set-up operator, machine builder, and related supervisors at classification levels 9 to 14 inclusive.

Occupations concerned with the machining of plastics or similar materials are included when methods applied to metal machining are used.

Skilled Trades, Journeyman and Higher

The performance and supervision of duties that require fabricating, processing, inspecting or repairing materials, equipment, products or structural units, including the lay-out of work, the set-up of equipment and the operation of precision tools and instruments. The work performed requires the application of an organized body of knowledge related to materials, tools and principles associated with skilled crafts and a thorough knowledge of machine capabilities, properties of materials and craft practices. Workers plan the order of successive operations, use manuals and technical data to position work, adjust machines, establish datum points, verify accuracy, and assume responsibility for the completion of each assignment.

GL-PCF

General Labour and Trades – Painting and Construction Finishing (GL-PCF) Sub-group Definition

The performance or supervision of duties relating to the application of paint and related materials to buildings and other structures using brushes and spray guns, or to the construction finishing occupations, specified in the inclusions, and requiring the use of skills normally associated with journeyman proficiency.

This sub-group includes such occupations as motor-vehicle painter, brush painter, sign painter, plasterer, stonemason, bricklayer, glazier, tile setter and related supervisors at classification levels 6 to 14 inclusive.

Skilled Trades, Journeyman and Higher

The performance and supervision of duties that require fabricating, processing, inspecting or repairing materials, equipment, products or structural units, including the lay-out of work, the set-up of equipment and the operation of precision tools and instruments. The work performed requires the application of an organized body of knowledge related to materials, tools and principles associated with skilled crafts and a thorough knowledge of machine capabilities, properties of materials and craft practices. Workers plan the order of successive operations, use manuals and technical data to position work, adjust machines, establish datum points, verify accuracy, and assume responsibility for the completion of each assignment.

GL-PIP

General Labour and Trades – Pipefitting (GL-PIP) Sub-group Definition

This sub-group includes such occupations as pipefitter, pipefitter-welder, plumber, and related supervisors at classification levels 9 to 14 inclusive.

Skilled Trades, Journeyman and Higher

The performance and supervision of duties that require fabricating, processing, inspecting or repairing materials, equipment, products or structural units, including the lay-out of work, the set-up of equipment and the operation of precision tools and instruments. The work performed requires the application of an organized body of knowledge related to materials, tools and principles associated with skilled crafts and a thorough knowledge of machine capabilities, properties of materials and craft practices. Workers plan the order of successive operations, use manuals and technical data to position work, adjust machines, establish datum points, verify accuracy, and assume responsibility for the completion of each assignment.

GL-PRW

General Labour and Trades – Precision Working (GL-PRW) Sub-group Definition

The performance or supervision of duties that require skill in working with hands, hand tools or work aids according to prescribed standards. Although the techniques and procedures are established, the work entails responsibility for achievement of the ultimate goal. Considerable latitude exists for judgement in determining work procedures, selecting tools and materials, and modifying techniques to meet varying job requirements.

This sub-group includes such occupations as leather worker-surgical, shoemaker, dental technician, upholsterer, and related supervisors at classification levels 5 to 14 inclusive.

Skilled Trades, Journeyman and Higher

The performance and supervision of duties that require fabricating, processing, inspecting or repairing materials, equipment, products or structural units, including the lay-out of work, the set-up of equipment and the operation of precision tools and instruments. The work performed requires the application of an organized body of knowledge related to materials, tools and principles associated with skilled crafts and a thorough knowledge of machine capabilities, properties of materials and craft practices. Workers plan the order of successive operations, use manuals and technical data to position work, adjust machines, establish datum points, verify accuracy, and assume responsibility for the completion of each assignment.

GL-SMW

General Labour and Trades – Sheet Metal Working (GL-SMW) Sub-group Definition

This sub-group includes such occupations as automobile-body repairer, sheet-metal worker, and related supervisors at classification levels 8 to 14 inclusive.

Excluded from this sub-group are positions engaged in setting-up and/or operating metal-working machines for the mass production of sheet-metal parts or products.

Skilled Trades, Journeyman and Higher

The performance and supervision of duties that require fabricating, processing, inspecting or repairing materials, equipment, products or structural units, including the lay-out of work, the set-up of equipment and the operation of precision tools and instruments. The work performed requires the application of an organized body of knowledge related to materials, tools and principles associated with skilled crafts and a thorough knowledge of machine capabilities, properties of materials and craft practices. Workers plan the order of successive operations, use manuals and technical data to position work, adjust machines, establish datum points, verify accuracy, and assume responsibility for the completion of each assignment.

GL-VHE

General Labour and Trades – Vehicle Heavy Equipment Maintaining (GL-VHE) Sub-group Definition

This sub-group includes such occupations as automobile mechanic, gasoline/diesel/propane engine mechanic, engineering-equipment mechanic, wheel-alignment mechanic, and related supervisors at classification levels 8 to 14 inclusive.

Skilled Trades, Journeyman and Higher

The performance and supervision of duties that require fabricating, processing, inspecting or repairing materials, equipment, products or structural units, including the lay-out of work, the set-up of equipment and the operation of precision tools and instruments. The work performed requires the application of an organized body of knowledge related to materials, tools and principles associated with skilled crafts and a thorough knowledge of machine capabilities, properties of materials and craft practices. Workers plan the order of successive operations, use manuals and technical data to position work, adjust machines, establish datum points, verify accuracy, and assume responsibility for the completion of each assignment.

GL-WOW

General Labour and Trades – Woodworking (GL-WOW) Sub-group Definition

This sub-group includes such occupations as cabinetmaker, carpenter, wood patternmaker, and related supervisors at classification levels 9 to 14 inclusive.

Skilled Trades, Journeyman and Higher

The performance and supervision of duties that require fabricating, processing, inspecting or repairing materials, equipment, products or structural units, including the lay-out of work, the set-up of equipment and the operation of precision tools and instruments. The work performed requires the application of an organized body of knowledge related to materials, tools and principles associated with skilled crafts and a thorough knowledge of machine capabilities, properties of materials and craft practices. Workers plan the order of successive operations, use manuals and technical data to position work, adjust machines, establish datum points, verify accuracy, and assume responsibility for the completion of each assignment.

Job Evaluation Standard

General Labour and Trades (GL) Job Evaluation Standard

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

General Services (GS)

Definition

General Services (GS) Definition Excerpt of full SV Definition

The Operational Services Group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the maintenance and protection of government facilities and structures such as buildings, stores, laboratories, and equipment; and the provision of food, personal support 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 cleaning and servicing of buildings and adjacent grounds, including housekeeping and janitorial services, and the cleaning of laboratory equipment;
  2. the patrolling, observing, checking and taking of preventive action in protecting property from damage or loss and providing for the well-being of people;
  3. the receipt, storage, manual or mechanical handling of equipment, and the recording of transactions in an equipment or supplies stores context;
  4. the provision of food, laundry and messenger services, and other services, such as tailoring, to accommodate passengers, clients, guests or tourists;
  5. the leadership of any of the above activities

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Operational Services 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 custody and control of inmates in institutions of Correctional Service Canada;
  2. the custody and control of detainees held under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) Security Certificates in federal holding centres or detention facilities;

GS-BUS

General Services – Building Services (GS-BUS) Sub-group Definition

The performance or supervision of duties pertaining to building cleaning, upkeep and operation, general housekeeping, and laboratory cleanup. This sub-group includes such occupations as cleaner, janitor, elevator operator, housekeeper, laboratory helper and related supervisors.

GS-FOS

General Services – Food Services (GS-FOS) Sub-group Definition

The performance or supervision of duties pertaining to the planning, preparing and serving of food. This sub-group includes such occupations as cook, butcher, kitchen-helper, waitress and related supervisors.

GS-LAS

General Services – Laundry Services (GS-LAS) Sub-group Definition

The performance or supervision of duties pertaining to wet washing, dry cleaning, drying and pressing clothes and fabrics and to the simple repair of laundry items. This sub-group includes such occupations as spotter, sorter, washman, dry cleaner, laundry seamstress, presser and related supervisors.

GS-MES

General Services – Messenger Services (GS-MES) Sub-group Definition

The routine collecting and delivery of mail and files, and the pick-up and delivery of special letters, parcels or documents. This sub-group includes such occupations as messenger and confidential messenger.

GS-MPS

General Services – Miscellaneous Personal Services (GS-MPS) Sub-group Definition

The performance or supervision of services to accommodate passengers, clients, guests and tourists. This sub-group includes such occupations as barber, first-aid attendant, lifeguard, tailor, tailoress and related supervisors.

GS-PRC

General Services – Protective and Custodial Services (GS-PRC) Sub-group Definition

The patrolling, observing, checking and taking preventive action in protecting property from damage or loss, the enforcing of statutory or other regulations and conducting investigations for the conservation and protection of renewable resources, and providing for the well-being of persons. This sub-group includes such occupations as fish or game warden, immigration guard, lookout towerman, park attendant, protection and conservation enforcement officer, security guard, watchman, and related supervisors.

GS-STS

General Services – Stores Services (GS-STS) Sub-group Definition

The receipt, stowing, custody, issue and recording of stores. This sub-group includes such occupations as warehouseman, storeman, storekeeper and related supervisors.

Job Evaluation Standard

General Services (GS) Job Evaluation Standard

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

Heating, Power and Stationary Plant Operations (HP)

Definition

Heating, Power and Stationary Plant Operations (HP) Definition Excerpt of full SV Definition

The Operational Services Group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the maintenance, repair, operation of machines, equipment, as well as government facilities and structures such as stationary plants.

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, installation, operation, maintenance or repair of specialized and non-specialized instruments, equipment and machinery used in or related to: the generation of heat, electricity, refrigeration, or air conditioning; sewage treatment and disposal; water supply and treatment; marine navigation; and the handling and storage of fuels and lubricants;
  2. the leadership of any of the above activities

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Operational Services 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 study of potable water supply problems, sewage treatment methods, the mechanics and efficiency of heat-engines, the comparable thermal efficiencies of fuels, or the technical aspects of the purification, handling and storage of liquid fuels and lubricants;
  2. the developmental testing of pressure vessels, pumps, compressors, heat-engines, turbines or other stationary mechanical plants;
Job Evaluation Standard

Heating, Power and Stationary Plant Operations (HP) Job Evaluation Standard

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

Hospital Services (HS)

Definition

Hospital Services (HS) Definition Excerpt of full SV Definition

The Operational Services Group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the provision of food, personal or health support 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 cleaning and servicing of buildings and adjacent grounds, including housekeeping and janitorial services;
  2. the patrolling, observing, checking and taking of preventive action in protecting property from damage or loss;
  3. the receipt, storage, manual or mechanical handling of equipment, and the recording of transactions in an equipment or supplies stores context;
  4. the provision of food, laundry and messenger services, and other services, such as tailoring, to accommodate, patients or guests;
  5. the provision of patient care and health care support services not requiring the qualifications of a registered nurse, occupational therapist or physical therapist;
  6. the provision of routine assistance to pathologists, dentists, nurses, therapists and laboratory technicians;
  7. the leadership of any of the above activities

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Operational Services Group are those whose primary purpose is included in the definition of any other group.

HS-HDO

Hospital Services – Housekeeping, Dietary and Other Services (HS-HDO) Sub-group Definition

The performance of duties associated with the provision of janitorial, custodial, grounds-keeping, building, laundry, stores, food and other services.

Positions included in this sub-group are those engaged in duties such as the following:

  • the provision of housekeeping services;
  • the performance of cleaning and tending tasks in buildings, in kitchens and on grounds;
  • the cooking and serving of food, and the cleaning of kitchen and ward servery equipment, utensils, dishes, cutlery, and work areas;
  • the receipt, storage and issue of stores, and the maintenance of associated records;
  • the washing, dry-cleaning, ironing, pressing and repair of clothes, bedding and linen supplies;
  • the custody of buildings and contents and the performance of other protective or custodial duties;
  • the operation of freight and passenger elevators;
  • the provision of messenger services;
  • the provision of personal services such as tailoring or barbering;
  • the supervision of any of the above duties.

HS-PHS

Hospital Services – Patient and Health Services (HS-PHS) Sub-group Definition

The performance of duties associated with the provision of diagnostic, treatment, rehabilitative, public health and related medical and dental services.

Positions included in the sub-group are those engaged in duties such as the following:

  • the provision of patient-care and health services not requiring the qualifications of a registered nurse, occupational therapist, or physical therapist;
  • the provision of routine assistance to pathologists, dentists, nurses, therapists and laboratory technicians;
  • the cleaning and care of ward, operating room, laboratory and morgue equipment, instruments and supplies;
  • the supervision of any of the above duties.
Job Evaluation Standard

Hospital Services (HS) / General Services (GS) Job Evaluation Standard

Since 1991 positions allocated to the Hospital Services (HS) Group are evaluated using the General Services (GS) Job Evaluation Standard. To obtain a copy of the GS Job Evaluation Standard please contact TBS Public Enquiries.

Lightkeepers (LI)

Definition

Lightkeepers (LI) Group Definition Excerpt of full SV Definition

The Operational Services Group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the maintenance, repair and operation of equipment government facilities and structures such as buildings.

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 operation and maintenance of light-station equipment and the upkeep of the light-station buildings, landing facilities or grounds;
  2. the leadership of any of the above activities

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Operational Services 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 planning of the general practices and procedures to be followed at light-stations;
Job Evaluation Standard

Lightkeepers (LI) Job Evaluation Standard

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

Printing Services Supervisory (PR(S))

Definition

Printing Services Supervisory (PR(S)) Definition Excerpt of full SV Definition

The Operational Services Group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the fabrication, maintenance, repair and operation of machines and equipment.

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 leadership of printing services pertaining to the production and binding of text material and illustrations by the various techniques used in the printing industry and directly related printing environments.

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Operational Services 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 provision of printing services that also requires a limited degree of leadership.
Job Evaluation Standard

Printing Services (PR) Job Evaluation Standard

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

Ships’ Crew (SC)

Definition

Ships’ Crew (SC) Definition Excerpt of full SV Definition

The Operational Services Group comprises positions that are primarily involved in the fabrication, maintenance, repair, operation and protection of vessels, floating plants and equipment; and the provision of food, personal 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 provision of food, laundry and other services, such as tailoring, to accommodate passengers, clients or guests;
  2. the operation and servicing of vessels staffed by civilians, including floating plants and associated equipment, and activities performed in support of programs such as buoy tending, fisheries enforcement and rescue operations;
  3. the leadership of any of the above activities

Exclusions

Positions excluded from the Operational Services 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 repair, modification and refitting of naval vessels and their equipment; and
  2. the on-board command and control of the operation of civilian vessels, floating plants and associated equipment requiring a certificate of competency

SC-DED

Ships’ Crew – Deck Department (SC-DED) Sub-group Definition

The performance or supervision of a variety of duties in the deck department of ships and floating plant, such as standing watch, steering, stowing cargo, chipping and painting, rigging and winching, handling of pollution gear and equipment and cleaning up spills, streaming and retrieving scientific equipment/gear.

SC-EQO

Ships’ Crew – Equipment Operation Department (SC-EQO) Sub-group Definition

The operating and servicing of machinery such as derricks, cranes, and dredging equipment, the assembling of piping and rigging on board ships and floating plant.

SC-ERD

Ships’ Crew – Engine Room Department (SC-ERD) Sub-group Definition

The performance or supervision of a variety of duties in the engine room department of ships and floating plant, such as lubricating moving parts, dismantling and reassembling machinery, cleaning and painting.

SC-SPT

Ships’ Crew – Specialist Trades Department (SC-SPT) Sub-group Definition

The performance or supervision of a skilled trade such as machinist, carpenter, or electrician.

SC-STD

Ships’ Crew – Supply Department (SC-STD) Sub-group Definition

The performance or supervision of the receipt, storage and issue of supplies, maintenance of records, the preparation and serving of food and the provision of other personal services; the performance or supervision of duties relating to materiel management, materiel identification and ship’s administration on board ships operating under an Integrated Logistics Support System.

Job Evaluation Standard

Ships’ Crew (SC) Job Evaluation Standard

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

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