CAPS will resume its work with CalHR and the various departments that employ scientists immediately after ratification. CAPS’ goals are to address salaries for each level in the series, increase promotional opportunities, increase lateral transfer opportunities, expand classifications vertically to allow continued scientific work without the need to supervise others, and promote career growth generally.
CAPS wants you to be able to evaluate these for yourself and to provide feedback to CAPS if you so desire.
Please visit the CAPS Reclassification Project Discussion Forum
Read the August 12, 2014 Tentative Agreement- Reclassification Project
The classifications proposed to be folded in to the Earth Scientist series are as follows: Geologist, Seismologist, Oceanographer, Meteorologist, Petroleum Geologist, Geophysicist, and Geochemist. This class specification would provide career growth for members, and recognition to those scientists working at a higher level.
Energy Scientist – TBD
Environmental Scientist – Class Specification – To Be Revised per CAPS MOU
Hazardous Materials Scientist – Draft pending CalHR Response
Laboratory (Analytical) Scientist – TBD