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42A--Human Resources Specialist

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Human resource specialist assigned to 101st Brigade Support Battalion
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Basic Job Description

A Human Resources Specialists primarily helps Soldiers develop their Army careers, but also provides personnel support and assistance to all divisions of the Army.

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

Prepares and processes recommendations for awards and decorations and arranges for awards ceremony. Pre pares, updates, and coordinates requests for evaluations, to include responding to evaluation inquiries. Prepares and monitors requests for promotions and arranges for promotion ceremony, to include promotion declinations, reconsideration for promotions, and arrange for reduction and removal boards for soldiers on local promotion standing lists. Prepares and monitors requests for reductions, trans fers, and discharges. Prepares and monitors requests for identifica tion cards and tags, leaves, and passes, line of duty determination, MILPER data and information management, orders for temporary duty and travel, personnel processing, personnel Security Clearances, training and reassignment, retention, military and special pay pro grams, personnel accounting and strength management, transition processing, legal, meal cards, training soldier support file, and unit administration.

Evaluates personnel qualifications for special assignment. Prepares and processes requests for transfer or reassignment. Processes centralized and decentralized promotions and reduction actions. Processes classiflcationlreclassiflcation actions. Prepares or ders and request for orders. Prepares and maintains officer and enlisted personnel records. Prepares and reviews personnel casualty documents. Monitors suspense actions. Initiates, monitors, processes personnel evaluations. Transfers records. Processes personnel for separation and retirement. Processes and executes Personnel Service Center SIDPERS level procedures and actions. Processes applica tions for OCS, warrant officer flight training, or other training. Processes recommendations for awards and decorations, Processes bars to reenlistment, suspension of favorable personnel actions. Ini tiates action for pass ports and visas.

Training Information

Job training for human resources specialist begins with 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and nine weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions on human resource systems. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.

Additional training opportunities will be available based on the type of unit you are assigned to, including (but not limited to) postal operations, airborne or air assault school.

ASVAB Score Required: 90 in aptitude area CL

Security Clearance: Security Clearance required

Strength Requirement: moderately heavy

Physical Profile Requirement: 323222

Other Requirements

  • The ability to type at a minimum speed of 40 net words per minute

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