Accession Number : ADA119620

Title :   Translation of Functional Tasks of a Naval Workstation to Structured Job Elements.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL BIODYNAMICS LAB NEW ORLEANS LA

Personal Author(s) : Shannon,Richard H

PDF Url : ADA119620

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Two task inventories, Combat Information Control Officer (CICO) in the E2 aircraft and the Operations Specialist Rating (OS) containing respectively 249 and 325 tasks, were translated into structured job elements of the Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ). Both of these rating profiles represented functions performed in Naval Combat Information Centers by 35 (CICO) and 1909 (OS) people. The adequacy of the translation was determined through a correlational comparison with other PAQ profiles from similar jobs. Seven sets of Radarman Rating (RD) scores were provided by PAQ Services from their computer files. The average correlation between CICO/RD and OS/RD were, respectively, .477 and .546, which compared rather well with the average correlation of .528 among the seven RD scores. When these ratings were pooled, the reliability coefficient using the Spearman-Brown formula was .913. The attribute requirements of these ratings were then isolated and these indicated that cognitive skills, visual perception/interpretation, and quantitative skills were critical to performance within the tactical command and control workstation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Job analysis, Ratings, *Profiles, Officer personnel, Specialists, Combat information centers, Naval operations, Naval personnel, Skills

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE