ERIC Number: ED086827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
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Use of the Job Model Concept to Guide Job Description Procedures for Army Officers.
Whitmore, Paul G.
The objective of Work Unit SKYGUARD has been to facilitate the development of an improved Air Defense Officers Advanced Course (C-22) by the U.S. Army Air Defense School. Focus is on techniques for improving the completeness and relevance of the instructional objectives with respect to future job requirements. The job description procedures specified in CONARC, Regulation 350-100-1, "Systems Engineering of Training", February 1968, were evaluated as to adequacy for describing officer jobs, and to develop alternative or supplementary procedures, if necessary. It was proposed that major deficiencies could be avoided by beginning the job description process with the development of a job model to guide the rest of the descriptive process; consequently, a sample job model was developed to deal with common, non-trivial officer jobs. The partial job model for army officers includes coverage of systems assumptions underlying the identification of broad job functions; analysis and description of officer decision; behavior management (behavior analysis, group interactions, student concepts, functional model, information collection); goal-setting functions. (EA)
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Sponsor: Office of the Chief of Research and Development (Army), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Fort Bliss, TX. Div. 5.