ERIC Number: ED115843
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Method of Determining Desirable Task Experiences for First Line Supervisors.
Stacy, William J.; Hazel, Joe T.
Air Force research has identified 254 highly rated journeyman-level tasks, out of a potential 683, in the career field of Accounting and Finance, and has evaluated the extent to which 1,261 first line supervisors in this area have had experience in these tasks. Two seven-skill level specialties within the career field, General Accounting (67131/51) and Disbursement Accounting (67133/53), were studied. Research methodology involved three phases: (1) occupational analysis of two previous job inventory studies of the two specialties, including a job inventory by job incumbents and work experience information regarding supervisors; (2) identification of task importance by supervisors, with supervisors rating tasks in the area where they had the most experience; and (3) evaluation of supervisory career work experience in journeyman-level tasks. Results indicate that the present accounting and finance management structure may be too broad for a supervisor to gain sufficient experience on all required work activities. A system of career work area rotation of assignments is suggested as possibly leading to improved career development of the supervisors. Five tables supplement the discussion and extensive data regarding the percentage of career work experience on desirable journeyman-level tasks is appended. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX. Occupational and Manpower Research Div.