Accession Number:

ADA523957

Title:

Prototype Procedures to Describe Army Jobs

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 2007-31 Dec 2009

Corporate Author:

HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

2010-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

188.0

Abstract:

Descriptions of Army jobs or Military Occupational Specialties MOS provide the foundation for Army personnel management, from entry-level selection and classification to training and performance management. However, existing job analysis approaches used in the Army have a number of limitations. This project represents the first step in a long-term research roadmap intended to address this issue Campbell et al., 2007. The purpose of this project was to develop and field test a new prototype job analysis approach, customized to the Army, for describing entry-level enlisted jobs. Questionnaires measuring work and worker-oriented domains were developed and administered online to incumbents and supervisors in six MOS N 1,390 a Infantryman 11B, b Armor Crewman 19K, c Signal Support Specialist 25U, d Light-Wheel Vehicle Mechanic 63B, e Military Police 31B, and f Motor Transport Operator 88M. The results of the field test demonstrated that the questionnaires evidenced sufficient reliability and validity for describing enlisted jobs and feature a method that could be easily expanded Army-wide and at a reasonable cost. The report concludes with a summary of lessons learned from the field test and discussion of ways in which future research can enhance and extend the prototype approach.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE