Ground Radio Operator Career Ladder AFSC 293X3.
Occupational survey rept.
AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL MEASUREMENT CENTER RANDOLPH AFB TX
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It is apparent from this study that the job structure has not changed much since 1975 when it was last surveyed. The 293X3 ladder is still fairly heterogeneous, with incumbents being found in a wide variety of jobs. Job satisfaction is still a major factor as it was in 1975. Only 51 of all career ladder respondents found their job interesting. However, this can be deceiving since several major job groups and several of the smaller specialized groups reflected much lower job satisfaction. Perhaps the only groups reflecting fairly high job satisfaction were those involving senior level supervisors, NCOICs, and managers. But even here the job satisfaction was not as high as would be expected. Training may be a major problem for the 293X3 career ladder. Survey data reflect that incumbents in many jobs perceive their training as being utilized very little or not at all. With such a wide diversity of jobs, it becomes almost impossible to provide cost effective training for everyone at the tech school. This creates a burden on the OJT program at the unit level. Functional managers for this ladder should look closely at the diversity of jobs within the ladder and the low job satisfaction of incumbents and assess their impact on such areas as retaining good personnel and training.
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