Accession Number : ADP001355

Title :   An Occupational Analysis of Air Force Behavioral Scientists: Preliminary Results,


Personal Author(s) : Mitchell,Jimmy L. ; Keeth,James B. ; Wiekhorst,Linda A.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : USAF Behavioral Scientists (AFS 267X) are a relatively small operational group who perform very diverse jobs, primarily in Air Training Command, Air Force Systems Command, and the USAF Academy. Currently, there are about 140 officer positions authorized in this specialty which range in grade from Second Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel. An occupational survey of Air Force behavioral scientists and related jobs was conducted during the summer of 1981 to assess the types of jobs being performed, organization of the specialty, career patterns, job interest and satisfaction, and educational requirements for the various types of jobs. The occupational data developed in this study will be used by Air Force Manpower and Personnel Center personnel classification officials to determine if subspecialty designators (shredouts) are needed and to refine the current specialty description (AFR 36-1). The data will also be available for use in the behavioral scientist career development program. This paper will report the initial analysis of the occupational data focusing primarily on the types of jobs performed by members of the specialty. A more complete report of the behavioral scientist occupational analysis project should be available in early 1982.

Descriptors :   *Job analysis, Air Force, Air Force personnel, Behavior, Scientists, Inventory, Jobs, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE