Accession Number : ADA306866

Title :   On-The-Job Training for Contract Specialists (GS-1102) at Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (FISC) Detachment Washington.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Stansfield, Patrick J.

PDF Url : ADA306866

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 189

Abstract : This thesis focused on the training requirements of GS-1102 Contract Specialists. In June 1995, a survey was taken of thirty-five contract specialists and ten supervisors at the Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Norfolk, Washington Detachment. An analysis of the responses was conducted in an effort to develop a training and qualification plan for this command. Principal findings include: there is a significant lack of time dedicated to training and OJT, the training needs of junior interns are different from those of more senior contract specialists, and timing of DAWIA courses are an important aspect of the intern program. Recommendations are: supervisors should conduct training in a way that allows for production and training to go on concurrently, the establishment of a Training Requirements Review Board to oversee the training at the command, training should be conducted with people of similar experience levels and in small groups, the Federal Acquisition Institute's Contract Specialists Blueprints are a useful starting point for development of training lessons, a case approach is a good vehicle for delivering training in this setting.

Descriptors :   *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, *JOB TRAINING, *SPECIALISTS, *JOB ANALYSIS, *GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, REQUIREMENTS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, ACQUISITION, PRODUCTION, COMPARISON, THESES, SUPPLY DEPOTS, SURVEYS, RESPONSE, QUALIFICATIONS, SUPERVISORS, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, PERSONNEL SELECTION, DEFENSE INDUSTRY, INTERNS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE