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Air Force Enlisted Job Descriptions

3S2X1 - EDUCATION AND TRAINING

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Specialty Summary: (Not an entry-level job - - requires skill level between 3 to 5). Conducts education and training (Education and Training) tasks for maintenance, operations, and support training; education services; curriculum development; and instructor activities. Develops, delivers, and evaluates Education and Training programs and oversees Education and Training activities. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 570.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Develops, delivers, and evaluates Education and Training programs. Applies instructional system development (ISD) process. Collects and analyzes job performance data, and conducts occupational analysis surveys. Compares individual knowledge and skills with job standards, and identifies Education and Training requirements. Develops and validates standards. Determines adequacy of existing courses and programs. Screens and validates formal Education and Training requirements. Develops objectives to meet Air Force academic, vocational, and technical standards. Determines most cost effective method to deliver Education and Training. Sequences objectives; selects instructional design, method, and media; and identifies resource needs. Creates materials to support objectives. Develops tests and standards to measure individual abilities. Evaluates Education and Training programs, recommends actions to correct deficiencies, and oversees evaluations and surveys. Conducts, validates, and revises programs and instruction. Coordinates user feedback with career field managers and Education and Training providers, and monitors corrective actions.

Administers Education and Training programs. Serves as Education and Training program manager. Consults on ISD process and career field Education and Training plans (CFETP). Advises on Education and Training materials and services. Conducts work center visits, and organizes programs to develop and conduct job site training. Advises on unit and individual Education and Training progress. Identifies Education and Training providers, capabilities, and resources, and ensures availability of materials. Recommends revisions to Education and Training programs and CFETPs. Helps obtain and analyze history of Education and Training achievements, establish goals, and enroll in classes, courses, and programs. Prepares and maintains records, files, and materials. Maintains liaison with activities conducting, scheduling, or supporting Education and Training requirements. Coordinates and schedules events and facility use. Requests course quotas; monitors formal Education and Training process; and maintains records of course attendance, withdrawals, completions, and costs. Manages automated systems and products, measurement tools, multimedia and maintenance qualification training programs, and the extension course program. Coordinates wartime task training.

Oversees Education and Training activities. Organizes Education and Training programs to achieve educational goals and mission requirements. Prepares directives to manage and control Education and Training programs. Implements policies and coordinates changes. Develops and manages reporting procedures. Maintains Education and Training data, and provides statistical reports on programs and operations. Monitors progress, identifies problem areas, determines causes, recommends corrective action, and provides counsel. Organizes and controls facilities, supplies, and equipment to support Education and Training needs. Forecasts Education and Training requirements, determines validity, and assesses cost. Participates in utilization and training workshops, training planning teams, and training planning groups.

Specialty Qualifications:

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: principles, policies, and procedures of Air Force Education and Training programs; interviewing and counseling techniques; training techniques and instruction methods; task analysis procedures, learning process, curriculum development, training evaluations, and Education and Training systems and products; effective writing skills; editing practices; instructional media application, training reporting, program and curriculum validation, and implementation procedures; training program management; scheduling training events and facilities; conducting assistance visits and training meetings; work center and individual job qualification standard development; education institution registration requirements; military personnel classification system and policies; application of communicative interpersonal skills; and distance learning concepts.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school or general educational development equivalency is mandatory. Academic courses in English grammar and composition, speech, psychology, guidance, and sociology are desirable.

Training. For award of AFSC 3S231, completion of the basic Education and Training course is mandatory.

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