Accession Number : ADP001372

Title :   Identifying Common Duties among Naval Skilled Trades,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Sharon,Amiel T.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : A comprehensive occupational survey of 22 Naval civilian trades and crafts was undertaken to establish a data base for the development of examinations to select apprentices and to determine the job-relevance of apprentice training programs. The initial step in preparation for the survey was to identify a group of common duties by reviewing draft task inventories in each of the 22 occupations. The common duties and task inventories were incorporated into occupational survey questionnaires and reviewed by 79 subject matter experts. The questionnaires, which were completed by approximately 5000 skilled blue collar workers, also sought information about the worker's background, job hazards, relevance of classroom apprenticeship training to the job, muscular effort used on the job, tools and equipment used, and relative importance of different job tasks. The results are expected to indicate the extent to which common duties are shared by workers in different trades and suggest a job family structure that would guide examination development.

Descriptors :   *Job analysis, *Job training, *Civilian personnel, Personnel management, Personnel development, Personnel selection, Careers, Skills, Data acquisition, Data bases, Aptitudes, Aptitude tests, Achievement tests, Human resources, Resource management, Optimization, Performance(Human), Surveys, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE