Workforce Training: Productivity
Available formats: Example of a completed Sequence of Job Duties Form
Job Duty Analysis
The use of various instructional strategies for training employees with disabilities has been well documented, including the use of job duty analysis. Before the worker with a disability begins working, the human resource specialist and or the employment specialist must analyze the job and organize the daily routine. This analysis includes:
- Identifying the areas in which various job tasks are performed,
- Determining the essential and non-essential job functions, and
- Establishing a work routine.
Once the sequence of major job duties has been determined, the next step is to analyze the skills required to perform each major duty. Usually, each duty in the sequence of job duties will have several associated skills. For example, in the sequence of job duties for a stock clerk position, one of the duties is "setting up the work station". This job duty includes several tasks:
- Locate stock for pricing
- Open and empty boxes
- Obtain inventory sheets and day's price tickets from the supervisor
- Collect equipment: price gun, pencil, and inventory stamp
- Interview the direct line supervisor for her/his input.
- Observe a worker completing the job duty.
- Identify the skills that must be completed successfully to perform the job duty.
- Identify all tools and machinery that are required.
- Determine the most efficient procedure to complete each skill.