Accession Number : AD0624048

Title :   A MODEL OF JUNIOR OFFICER JOBS FOR USE IN DEVELOPING TASK INVENTORIES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : AMMERMAN,Harry L.

Report Date : NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : A job description procedure was developed for use by Army service schools in identifying all of the tasks performed by junior officers in a job assignment. This procedure was based on a model of officer job behavior, illustrating the nature and sequence of tasks performed to attain specific goals within each area of responsibility. The behavior model was itself developed from considerations of existing job descriptions, the nature of job information typically provided by interviews with officers, and an information-processing view of purposive behavior. Application of the description technique to one officer job yielded 816 tasks covering troop leadership and unit management, as well as tactical and technical functions. General statements of work were effectively broken into task-level statements of job activities. The technique should provide a practical means for describing most supervisory and command jobs characterized by a high proportion of variable, nonroutine, and covert activities. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JOB ANALYSIS, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT), (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, JOB ANALYSIS), (*ARMY PERSONNEL, JOB ANALYSIS), (*PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, JOB ANALYSIS), DECISION MAKING, MILITARY TRAINING

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE