ERIC Number: ED103654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Study to Determine Competencies Needed in Selected Job Titles in Agricultural Resources Occupations.
Bishop, Douglas D.; And Others
The report is a composite, compilation, and analysis of data collected from selected job titles (soil conservation technician, civil engineering technician, dairy herd improvement supervisor, and lay food inspector) in agricultural resources occupations. The study was conducted to obtain a comprehensive analysis of the occupations and the competencies needed to enter, perform, and advance in agricultural and agriculturally related jobs. The four job titles were decided upon after consultation with agencies and groups in Montana whose concern was agricultural resources. Competency statements were developed and mailed to 120 employees in the job area studied. Based on an 82 percent response, data on knowledge, skills, and attitudes were analyzed and mean rating comparisons made. Tables list and rank the competencies identified. The number of competencies identified varied among the selected job titles, but the study concluded there are definite professional, technical, and vocational competencies related to agriculture required by employees in agriculture resources job titles. Interpersonal competence ranks high across all the titles; other competencies have more specialized importance in a particular area. (The four competency instruments and correspondence related to the study are appended.) (AG)
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Technicians, Civil Engineering, Dairy Farmers, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Employment Qualifications, Food and Drug Inspectors, Job Skills, Occupational Information, Occupational Surveys, Off Farm Agricultural Occupations, Research, Soil Conservation, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Task Analysis
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Montana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Helena. Div. of Vocational and Occupational Skills.
Authoring Institution: Montana State Univ., Bozeman. Montana Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers - Location: Montana