Job Specifications

The Job Specification Index includes generic specifications for those classifications included in CUPE (Local 1615), Nape Local 7803 (Campus Enforcement and Patrol), Nape Local 7804 (Custodial), and Nape Local 7801 (Maintenance) as well as those classifications included in the nonacademic nonbargaining staff group.

Information on the responsibilities and qualifications for management and professional classifications is available for management purposes from the Department of Human Resources.

The Job Specification Index and related specifications are constantly under review and therefore, are subject to changes on an ongoing basis. Such changes may include the addition, revision or deletion of a title or specification. To assist in the updating of this information, the Human Resources Department may request information from respective University departments, including the completion of relevant Job Fact Sheets, as required.

Job Specifications

These specifications reflect the nature of work, responsibilities and qualifications of the benchmark level of these classifications. 

The classification specifications are intended to be descriptive and explanatory - defining classes rather than prescribing restrictions. It should also be noted that the classification descriptions are just that - they are merely descriptions of what is done - THEY ARE NOT WORK ASSIGNMENTS. They should be interpreted in their entirety and in relation to others in the classification plan. Particular phrases or examples should not be isolated and treated as the full definition of a classification. The various sections of the specification should be interpreted as described below.

Job Specification Title

The classification title is intended to provide a brief but descriptive name for positions in the class. By using the class title on payrolls, budget estimates, personnel reports, and other official forms and reports dealing with positions or personnel, a common understanding of the positions is ensured. It should be understood that the classification title is selected to serve those purposes, and that it need not be used for such internal operations as signing correspondence or other university business, if some more appropriate working title will better serve such purposes. In some cases, where there is more than one classification in an occupational series, numerals have been used in the title to designate the relative level of each classification. The Roman numeral I indicates the lowest level in such a series. The use of the Roman numeral in different series has no significance, and does not imply any relationship between the series of classes using the numerals.

Nature of Work

This section is intended to set forth the type of work and the responsibilities which characterize the class. These statements may include reference to the technical difficulty of the work, independence of action, supervision exercised and received, and other factors which relate to an evaluation of the duties and responsibilities of the work.

Illustrative Examples of Work

This section lists typical tasks which are found in positions of the class. These examples show further the range of duties performed by employees in the class. They are not intended, however, to define or limit the duties that may be assigned to employees. Any single position within a class will not usually involve all of the duties listed, and many positions will involve duties which are not listed. This portion of the description primarily serves to provide a more specific picture of the types of duties assigned to positions of the class.

Requirements of Work

This section includes a statement of desirable experience and training which would ordinarily provide an employee with the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary for successful performance of work characteristic of the class. It does not, in any way, refer to the qualifications of present employees. In many cases, a variety of alternate combinations of training and experience will sufficiently satisfy the statement of desirable experience and training listed in this section of the class specifications. Although they are not specifically mentioned, certain qualifications such as integrity and dependability, which are expected of all employees, are deemed to be part of this section.

For details regarding the Job Specification Index or management and professional positions, please contact your HR advisor or manager.

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Job TitleCode
Accounting Clerk0407
Accounts Clerk - Graduate Studies0703
Administrative Assistant - Educational Technology0741
Administrative Assistant - Facilities Management0745
Administrative Assistant - Medical Studies Programs0715
Administrative Secretary0023
Administrative Staff Specialist I0704
Administrative Staff Specialist II0705
Administrative Systems Support Analyst0735
Anatomy Technician3220
Animal Surgery Technologist3245
Animal Technician I3241
Animal Technician II3242
Animal Technician III3243
Animal Technologist3240
Archaeological Curator3260
Archival Assistant3506
Art Gallery Operations Supervisor2611
Art Gallery Registrar2607
Art Gallery Technician I2605
Art Gallery Technician II2606
Assistant Archivist3504
Assistant Bookstore Manager2219
Assistant Cartographer2019
Assistant Manager of Campus Enforcement and Patrol - HSC1009
Assistant Program Developer2586
Assistant Systems Officer0625
Athletic Equipment Manager2105
Audiovisual Assistant2505
Audiovisual Supervisor2512
Bookstore Clerk2205
Bookstore Manager – SWGC2225
Bookstore Purchasing Clerk2211
Budget Assistant0470
Building Services Supervisor1146
Cartographic Technician2018
Cashier Clerk0405
Central Mail Room Supervisor0108
Classroom Facilities Coordinator0620
Clerk Stenographer0010
Communications Coordinator I2541
Communications Coordinator II2542
Computer Operator I0340
Computer Operator II0341
Computer Systems Officer0432
Computer Systems/Specialist - SWGC0310
Controls Technician1125
Coordinator - Graphics & Image Analysis2030
Coordinator - Student Support Programs2421
Craftsman I-IV3285-88
Cryogenic Officer3275
Custodian I1205
Custodian II1206
Custodian Supervisor1208
Customs Clerk0210
Data Entry Operator0315
Delivery Person0130
Draftsperson I2021
Draftsperson II2022
Duplicating Aide2720
Duplicating Equipment Operator I2721
Duplicating Equipment Operator II2722
Duplicating Satellite Supervisor2740
Electron Microscopy Technologist I3213
Electron Microscopy Technologist II3214
Electron Microscopy Technologist III3215
Electronic Technologist I-IV2525-28
Enforcement & Patrol Officer I1003
Enforcement & Patrol Officer II1004
Enforcement & Patrol Officer III1005
Enforcement & Patrol Officer IV1006
Engineering Technologist I-IV3291-94
Environmental Education Interpreter3414
Evaluations Officer0615
Exhibition/Education Curator2610
Facilities Custodian3255
Fine Arts Workshop Supervisor3702
Fisheries Biologist3335
Folklore Transcriber I0040
Folklore Transcriber II0041
Gardener - SWGC1198
General Services Foreman - SWGC1108
General Services Supervisor1118
Geology Technician II3202
Graphic Artist I2014
Graphic Artist II2015
Graphic Artist III2016
Heating and Plant Foreman1115
Histology Laboratory Supervisor3115
Horticultural Coordinator – Botanical Garden3410
Housing Clerk2304
Human Resources Technician0505
Incinerator Operator1100
Information Centre Assistant2578
Instructional Assistant3105
Intermediate Clerk0006
Intermediate Clerk Stenographer0011
Intermediate Secretary0021
Interpretation Coordinator – Botanical Garden3415
Investigations Officer1016
Laboratory Facilities Technician I3270
Laboratory Facilities Technician II3271
Laboratory Instructor3106
Laboratory Services Supervisor3277
Library Accounts Clerk3010
Library Assistant I-VIII3001-08
Library Equipment Repairman3009
Lithographer I2709
Lithographic Press Operator2711
Lithographic/Press Supervisor2712
Locksmith Supervisor1141
Mail/Printshop Supervisor0110
Maintenance Carpenter1145
Maintenance Electrician1158
Maintenance Electrician Foreman1162
Maintenance Helper1144
Maintenance Helper - SWGC1143
Maintenance Painter1150
Maintenance Plumber1155
Maintenance Repairperson1116
Managing Editor2562
Mechanical Bindery Operator2726
Mechanical Patrolperson1110
Mechanical Supervisor1117
Media Production Specialist2522
Media Production Technician I2510
Media Production Technician II2511
Medical Photographer3239
Medical Technical Officer3211
Medical Technologist I3109
Medical Technologist II3110
Micro Computer Support Specialist - SWGC0311
Microfilm Equipment Operator2025
Nursing Laboratory Instructor3120
Oceanographic Assistant3289
Offset Press Operator II (Lead hand)2732
Paper Conservator3261
Payroll Clerk I0417
Payroll Clerk II0418
Photographer I2008
Photographer II2010
Photographer III2011
Photographic Technician I2005
Photographic Technician II2006
Postal Clerk I0105
Postal Clerk II0106
Postal Clerk III0107
Power Engineer 2nd Class1114
Power Engineer 3rd Class1112
Press Operator I2729
Press Operator II2730
Press Operator III2731
Printing Records Supervisor2724
Production Supervisor2723
Production Technologist I-IV2515-18
Program Developer2587
Programmer Analyst0332
Programmer Consultant0330
Project Technologist1183
Publications Assistant I2564
Publications Assistant II2565
Publications Assistant III2566
Publications Officer2568
Radiation Control Technician3350
Radiological Technologist3248
Research Assistant I3305
Research Assistant II3306
Research Assistant III3307
Research Computing Specialist3311
Residence Maintenance Supervisor2305
Revenue Cashier0406
Safety Technician1025
Science Laboratory Supervisor I3209
Science Laboratory Supervisor II3210
Science Technician I3205
Science Technician II3206
Science Technician III3207
Science Technician IV3208
Scientific Photographer3238
Secretary to Board of Regents0027
Senior Audiovisual Assistant2507
Senior Bookstore Clerk2210
Senior Clerk0007
Senior Clerk Stenographer0012
Senior Secretary0022
Signage Technician1152
Staff Accountant0429
Stores Clerk I0205
Stores Clerk II0206
Stores Clerk III0207
Student Affairs Officer2410
Student Awards Manager2440
Student Centre Services Clerk2436
Student Health Nurse2430
Supply Supervisor0208
Systems Programmer - Computer Science0350
Technical Coordinator - Botanical Garden3405
Technical Support Supervisor2707
Technician II3226
Technologist I-IV3280-83
Television Producer/Director2555
Television Production Assistant2556
Tendering Clerk0211
Theater Technician3703
Tractor Operator1101
Utility Foreman1106
Utility Leader1105
Utility Worker1104
Visual Arts Studio Assistant II3705
Work Control Dispatcher1124


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