ERIC Number: ED040282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Planning and Administration Personnel in Local Governments. A Pilot Study.
Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.
To identify occupations related to the planning and administration of urban programs and to provide a basis for future employment studies and manpower requirements, interviews were conducted in five cities with officials who had knowledge of planning and administrative activities and manpower. The cities varied according to size, characteristics, and location. Several hundred professional, administrative and technical job titles were identified and condensed into 40 occupation groups, ranging from chief executives to technical level planning aids. Occupational shortages occurred mainly at entry levels for city planners, administrative specialists, and planning aids and assistants. Some efforts to alleviate manpower shortages included increasing salary levels, instituting educational aid programs, substituting personnel of a lower grade, and using technician level aids and assistants to support high level planning and administrative personnel. Some research needs are: (1) development of wide scale occupational surveys, (2) development of projections of future manpower requirements, and (3) studies of occupational mobility and job opportunity. Job descriptions, study procedure employment statistics, and a study abstract are appended. (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Administrators, Employment Opportunities, Entry Workers, Labor Needs, Occupational Clusters, Personnel Evaluation, Pilot Projects, Professional Occupations, Program Administration, Program Development, Research Needs, Technical Occupations, Urban Areas, Urban Planning
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor Statistics (DOL), Washington, DC.