TABLE 5.1

    Type of Jobs, Descriptors, and Applications for Some Illustrative Descriptive Analytic Systems

    Name

    Types of Jobs

    Types of Descriptors

    Applications (lists are illustrative, not exhaustive)

    Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ)

    All

    Information input; mental processes; work output; relationships with others; job context; job demands

    Selection of employees; job evaluation, grouping and design; performance appraisal; position classification; job matching

    Fleishman Job Analysis Survey (F-JAS)

    All

    Abilities—cognitive, physical, psychomotor, sensory/perceptual and social-interactive; job skills and knowledge

    Job descriptions; selection of employees; classification (people into jobs); performance appraisal

    General Work Inventory (GWI)

    All

    Activities—sensory, information-based, physical, interpersonal; general mental and physical requirements; work conditions; job benefits

    Job description and grouping; selection and placement of employees

    Common Metric Questionnaire (CMQ)

    All

    Background; contacts with people decision-making; physical and mechanical activities; work setting

    Job description and evaluation; performance appraisal; position classification

    Multipurpose Occupational Analysis Systems Inventory-Closed Ended (MOSAIC)

    All federal jobs

    Tasks; competencies; personal and organizational styles

    Position description; position classification; selection of employees

    Work Profiling System (WPS)

    Managerial or professional; service or administrative; manual or technical

    Job tasks; job context

    Selection and placement of employees; performance appraisal; job design, description, and classification

    NOTE: This table is adapted with permission from Peterson and Jeanneret, 1997:36–44.



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