Accession Number : ADP001303

Title :   The Identification of Common Work Duties in 13 Federal Technical Occupations,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Cormier,Stephen M.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A comprehensive job analysis was conducted as the first stage in the development of a new examination for 13 occupations currently using the Junior Federal Assistant examination. These are technical occupations with the entry level at the GS-4 grade level. The need to survey a number of occupations at the same time creates potential advantages and disadvantages for the conduct of job analyses. Some of the critical issues dealt with in the course of the current project involved the level of generality of the individual task statements, incorporation of tasks from different occupations in a single inventory, and procedures for determining commonality between the different occupations. Approximately 3000 employees were selected to complete the inventory, using a sampling procedure which took into account the relative proportions of workers in the 13 occupations and the agencies and locations where they worked.

Descriptors :   *Job analysis, Government employees, Surveys, Inventory, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE