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The Job Evaluation Guide, which uses point scores to assess a job, is more precise and accurate. The Job Classification Guide is used by many companies but is less precise.
It is recommended the Job Classification Guide be used to verify the results obtained through job evaluation.
This point score guide has been developed as a technique for providing members and employers of members with an accurate, yet easy to use, system for evaluating the level of responsibility of engineering, geological and geophysical jobs. Usage will undoubtedly reveal useful improvements. Used objectively, this guide provides a base whereby any particular engineering, geological and geophysical job can be classified and ranked relative to other engineering, geological and geophysical positions. This same job evaluation system can be used to evaluate other professional and near professional jobs, thus making comparisons with these occupational groups more systematic and credible.
To provide the most objective rating for the job, the following procedure is recommended:
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 next grade or half-grade lower in line will usually prove to be the more accurate choice.
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