Employment Responsibility Evaluation


The Online Employment Responsibility Evaluation tool has been developed to provide Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia members with a thorough, yet easy-to-use, system for evaluating the level of responsibility of engineering and geoscience careers. Used objectively, this guide provides a methodology whereby most engineering or geoscience careers can be classified and ranked relative to other engineering and geoscience positions.

This evaluation examines the following 11 factors related to one's employment responsibility level:

  1. Duties
  2. Education
  3. Experience
  4. Recommendation, Decisions and Commitments
  5. Supervision Received
  6. Leadership Authority and/or Supervision Exercised
  7. Management Scope
  8. Physical Demands
  9. Job Environment
  10. Absence from Base of Operations
  11. Accident and Health Hazards

How to Use the Online Employment Responsibility Evaluation

To provide the most objective rating for your position, the following procedure is recommended:

  1. Rate your position in accordance with the points allocated for each factor: duties, education, experience, etc., and select the corresponding checkbox on the individual factor worksheets.
  2. Compare your total Employment Responsibility Evaluation point score from the Summary section with the ratings assigned to the sample Benchmark Employment Descriptions.
  3. If necessary, make adjustments to any or all of the individual factor worksheets by selecting them from the drop down menu at the top of the page.
  4. When you have completed your Employment Responsibility Evaluation, you may print out the summary for your records. This total point score should be input on question 2 of the Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia Compensation Survey.

Caution in Self-Evaluation

In self-evaluation, there may 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 your position on the basis of level of education and years of experience actually attained. 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.

Benchmark Employment Descriptions

To assist you in determining your level of responsibility, sample Benchmark Employment Descriptions have been provided. Positions range from the most junior to that of a top engineering/geoscience executive. As your employment will not match exactly with any of these, the points you give your position will vary from the benchmark samples evaluated both on the various factors and in total points.