Defensive Fire Control Systems Career Ladder, AFSCs 321X1E/G.
Occupational survey rept.,
AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL MEASUREMENT CENTER RANDOLPH AFB TX
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Inventory booklets were administered to Defensive Fire Control Systems AFSC 321X1EG incumbents during the period March to June 1978. Survey results are based on responses from 331 incumbents or 87 percent of the career ladder incumbents. Three major job groups were identified within the career ladder. Two of these job groups were divided on the basis of shredouts and each group was composed almost entirely of Shredout E or Shredout G incumbents. E and G shredout personnel were performing very similar jobs on different models of B-52 aircraft, and their job structures for each shredout were similar, differing primarily in equipment maintained and breadth of jobs. The third major group was composed of personnel identified as supervisors or managers. These groupings supported the current specialty structure. There are clear differences in tasks performed by 5- and 7-skill level DAFSC personnel. In both shredouts, tasks performed by 5-skill level respondents relate to flightline versus shop maintenance and in the type of system being maintained. At the 7-skill level, incumbents were both repairmen and supervisors. Nine-skill level incumbents were almost exclusively managers. Specialty descriptions for all skill levels were compared to the survey data and were found to present a comprehensive view of the major duties and tasks with only minor exceptions.
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