Job Descriptions for Temporary/Casual/Interim Employees

On November 22, 2017, the Ontario Government passed Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, which incorporates a number of changes to the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act. Amongst these changes is a provision that effective April 1, 2018, employees are entitled to equal pay for equal work, regardless of employment status. When employees perform substantially the same kind of work, in the same place of employment, and the work requires substantially the same skill, effort and responsibility, and is performed under similar working conditions, they are entitled to receive equal pay. For situations where a same or substantially similar job doesn’t exist within other employment groups at McMaster, temporary, casual and interim employees will need to be compensated according to the new compensation program for temporary employees which features a new pay grid and availability of generic job descriptions. 

See below for processes to guide you in the introduction of the equal pay for equal work provision and information about the new level and pay structure and generic job descriptions for temporary jobs. For additional information regarding Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, refer to the Manager’s Toolkit. Here you will find additional communications and FAQs relating to equal pay for equal work.

Process Guides

Job Levels and Pay Grid for Temporary/ Casual/ Interim Positions

To support department hiring needs, a number of generic job descriptions are available. Where possible, we encourage you to use an existing generic job description. Note that the temporary job descriptions included below have been developed to reflect the scope of work and representative duties of the defined role and do not reflect every duty or task that an incumbent may perform.

Effective Date: April 1, 2018. 

 

Routine-Level 1*                                                                                 Minimum: $14.00          Maximum: $16.80


Job Title                             

Job Code        Job Description      Job Posting     
Customer Service Support Assistant  
 INT004  PDF Word
Data Entry/File Clerk  INT002
PDF Word
Invigilator  Coming soon
   
Lab Assistant I  INT008 PDF Word
Lab Monitor    INT010 PDF Word
Lab Set-up Technician   INT011 PDF Word
Library Assistant (Student)  INT018
  Word
Office Assistant  INT001  PDF Word
Research Assistant I

 INT014

PDF Word
Retail Assistant
 INT007 PDF Word
Standardized Patient  INT013 PDF Word
Tour Guide   Coming soon
   
         
         
         
         
         

Intermediate-Level 2                                                                         Minimum: $15.46             Maximum: $20.09

Job Title                           

Job Code         Job Description     Job Posting     
Communications Assistant  INT003  PDF Word
Field Research Assistant   Coming soon
   
Financial Assistant  INT005  PDF Word
Head Tour Guide  Coming soon

 
IT/Technical Assistant  INT006  PDF Word
Lab Assistant II
 INT009
PDF Word
Peer Tutor   INT012 PDF Word
Research Assistant II  INT015
PDF Word

 


 

       
       
       
       
       

Advanced-Level 3                                                                               Minimum: $18.08            Maximum: $25.32

Performs duties that are complex and of larger scope and require some theoretical and operational knowledge of the field. Utilizes advanced-level skills and knowledge to complete a variety of assignments. Regularly exercises discretion within delegated authority. Requires knowledge of the University’s policies and procedures to enable the incumbent to work independently under general direction. Conducts research into defined problems, analyzes findings and develops recommendations. Receives assignments in objective oriented terms. May administer special programs or services and has responsibility to maintain the program, manage resources and facilities and oversee provision of customer service. Work is reviewed in terms of meeting organizational objectives and schedules. May supervise others.

Job Title

Job Code         Job Description      Job Posting      
Data Analyst                              Coming soon
         PDF        Word
Liaison Assistant Coming soon
   

Specialist-Level 4                                                                              Minimum: $22.28            Maximum: $33.42

Positions may be narrow in scope and require an in-depth, or specialized body of knowledge related to a functional area or may be broader in scope requiring the ability to provide program or large office administration. Makes recommendations and implements decisions on administrative and/or operational issues affecting important department functions. Selects and uses appropriate procedures, equipment and standards to conduct experiments and analyses that are complex. Decisions and recommendations made directly affect policies and procedures of major departmental programs or systems. Works independently under general direction and within broad procedural guidelines. May supervise others and accomplish results through others. Establishes organizational procedures for a significant operating function.

Job descriptions currently in development.

Professional-Level 5                                                                          Minimum: $28.74            Maximum: $45.98

Job Title            Job Code Job Description Job Posting 
Registered Nurse (Clinical)          Coming soon                   
                                                             

 

Job Description Template for Temporary/Casual/Interim Workers

*Level 1 Minimum will be increased in accordance with future Ontario minimum wage changes.