Accession Number : ADA113876

Title :   Establishing Criteria for Assigning Personnel to Air Force Jobs.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 1 Oct 80-30 Sep 81,


Personal Author(s) : Ayoub,M M ; Bethea,N J ; Denardo,J D ; Smith,J L ; Alley,L R

PDF Url : ADA113876

Report Date : 30 Nov 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : This report summarizes a program directed toward improving the Air Force's present capability to select and assign personnel to Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSCs). This is being accomplished through development of a validated objective criterion with which the Air Force can reliably evaluate the compatibility of an individual's ability or inability to successfully perform a selected set of well defined demanding task within a wide variety of Air Force career fields and jobs. PHysically demanding tasks within AFSCs have been identified. Starting with the most demanding AFSCs, working supervisors are interviewed at bases throughout the continental United States and Alaska. Following the interview, a visit is made to the workplace for actual measurements of task demands. Data collected during these base visits have been used to categorize the task demands for the AFSCs. The manual material handling activities of lift/lower, push/pull, carry, and hold accounted for 90% of the demanding activities. These activities were subcategorized for performance measures into simulated tasks that are common across AFSCs. Laboratory tests were conducted to relate performance on weight lifting tests to performance on lift, hold, push/pull and carry activities.

Descriptors :   *Personnel selection, *Jobs, Air Force, Air Force personnel, Questionnaires, Surveys, Validation, Methodology, Compatibility, Aptitude tests, Ranking, Interviewing

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE