Functional job analysis

Functional job analysis

1. Definition of functional job analysis (FJA model)

FJA model is a method of job analysis that was developed by the Employment and Training Administration of the United States Department of Labor.

FJA model is similar to the DOL method, but differs in two ways.

• Functional job analysis also identifies performance standards and training requirements.
• Functional job analysis rates the job not just on data, people, and things, but also on another dimensions: worker instructions, reasoning, mathematics, language.

2. History of FJA method / technique:

Functional Job Analysis (FJA) was used by U.S. Employment Service job in the beginning of the 1940s to classify jobs for the DOT (The Dictionary of Occupational Titles).

3. Who use FJA method / technique ?

This method were developed by groups of four to six Subject Matter Experts (“SMEs” are typically supervisors, job incumbents, or job analysts).

4. Contents of FJA method / technique:

Functional Job Analysis includes 7 scales (numbers) that measure:
• 1 worker-instruction scale.
• 3 scales that measure reasoning, mathematics, language.
• 3 worker-function scales: measure % of time spent with: data, people, things

Each scale has several levels that are anchored with specific behavioral statements and illustrative tasks.

Data, people, things in detail include:

Data
0-Synthesizing
1-Coordinating
2-Analyzing
3-Compiling
4-Computing
5-Copying
6-Comparing

People
0-Mentoring
1-Negotiating
2-Instructing
3-Supervising
4-Diverting
5-Persuading
6-Speaking
7-Serving
8-Taking instructiions
9-Helping

Things
0-Setting up
1-Precision working
2-Operating- controlling
3-Driving – Operating
4-Manipulating
5-Tending
6-Feeding – Offbearing
7-Handling

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Author: Davi Ngo, hrvinet.com

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