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About Career Paths

What is a Career Path?

A career path helps to identify job opportunities while highlighting Environment and Parks (AEP) typical requirements for career growth. It also helps provide structure for individual career planning, by providing goals for one, two, five or even ten years down the road in a career with the department.

Career path job classifications and positions will vary depending on the AEP business area.

How a Career Path Works

Positions are grouped into categories (columns) according to their classification level (i.e. Natural Resources 7). The classification levels are used to group positions that require similar levels of complexity, responsibility, training and experience.

An individual’s career progression may be within a category (movement between positions within the column) which can help broaden experience. Once higher levels of training and experience are achieved, individuals may also progress along the career pathway (i.e. Natural Resources 7 to Natural Resources 8) or may possibly move amongst the career pathways (i.e. Natural Resources 6 to Natural Resources 8).

Positions outlined in red on the chart will have information on position responsibilities, minimum recruitment standards and additional requirements listed below it.

Career Path Example


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Updated: May 29, 2015