Prototype procedures to describe Army jobs

Prototype procedures to describe Army jobs

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qDescriptions of Army jobs or Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) provide the foundation for Army personnel management, from entry-level selection and classification to training and performance management. However, existing job analysis approaches used in the Army have a number of limitations. This project represents the first step in a long-term research roadmap intended to address this issue (Campbell et al., 2007). The purpose of this project was to develop and field test a new prototype job analysis approach, customized to the Army, for describing entry-level enlisted jobs. Questionnaires measuring work and worker-oriented domains were developed and administered online to incumbents and supervisors in six MOS (N = 1, 390): (a) Infantryman (11B), (b) Armor Crewman (19K), (c) Signal Support Specialist (25U), (d) Light-Wheel Vehicle Mechanic (63B), (e) Military Police (31B), and (f) Motor Transport Operator (88M). The results of the field test demonstrated that the questionnaires evidenced sufficient reliability and validity for describing enlisted jobs and feature a method that could be easily expanded Army-wide and at a reasonable cost. The report concludes with a summary of lessons learned from the field test and discussion of ways in which future research can enhance and extend the prototype approach.q--p. i.Table 33 contains illustrative examples of descriptors that integrate these two domains into work activity descriptors, based on ... series of templates of work activity statements for describing a targeted subset of jobs (e.g., mechanical or electronics repair) ... that the conceptual distinction between ratings of a taska#39;s job importance and consequences-for-mission is subtle. ... equipment in vehicle repair setting X XXX X X X X X X X X EXAMPLES OF WORK ACTIVITY DESCRIPTORS THATanbsp;...

Title:Prototype procedures to describe Army jobs
Author:Michael Ingerick, U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
Publisher: - 2010


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