A SUGGESTED GUIDE TO POSITION-TASK DESCRIPTION,
AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH PITTSBURGH PA
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The primary purpose of this guide is to expound methods which may be used for describing job requirements for operation and maintenance of new Air Force weapon systems. The procedures and format suggested in this guide for preparing position-task descriptions are not the only ones which may serve adequately for anticipating the personnel and training requirements generated by new Air Force weapon systems. The procedures described are based, however, upon previous studies in which job information was developed and recorded for the operation and maintenance of certain complex systems. These procedures, therefore, have been tested on a trial basis through application to selected equipment systems. Position-task description represents a means of systematically developing information which is required at one time or another in the multitude of personnel and training actions which must be planned and accomplished before a new weapon system is introduced into the field. It is recognized that for specific purposes less detailed job information may be required than is described in this guide. It is expected that this guide will be helpful in indicating even for these more restricted purposes how the required information might be assembled and recorded.