(please keep this guide for your records)
Association of Professional Engineers
and Geoscientists of British Columbia
EMPLOYMENT EVALUATION GUIDE
This point score guide has been developed as a technique for providing members with an accurate yet easy-to-
use system for evaluating the level of responsibility of engineering and geoscience careers. Usage will undoubt-
edly reveal useful improvements. Used objectively, this guide provides a base whereby any particular engineer-
ing or geoscience career can be classified and ranked relative to other engineering and geoscience positions.
This same employment evaluation system can be used to evaluate other professional and near professional
careers thus making comparisons with these occupational groups more systematic and credible.
CAUTION IN SELF-EVALUATION
In self-evaluation, there will be a tendency toward overrating on some factors, particularly duties, as well as
recommendations, decisions and commitments. Where doubt exists, the grade or half grade next lower in line
will usually prove to be the more accurate choice.
A rather special situation develops with the factors of education and experience. Under these factors, do not rate
on the basis of level of education and years of experience actually attained by yourself. You may have a Master's
degree and thirty years of experience. However, if the position requires neither an advanced degree nor long
experience, rating according to your own qualifications will result in a point score that is unreasonably high.
Members should estimate the education and experience combination required for the position.
EMPLOYMENT RATING SUMMARY
To provide the most objective rating for your position, the following procedure is recommended.
Rate your position in accordance with the points allocated for each factor: duties, education,
experience, and record points in the left-hand column of the chart on the survey.
Compare the results with ratings assigned to the benchmark i