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army mos 42F human resources information specialist, 42f

Army MOS 42F Human Resources Information Management Specialist    
Information on the Army and its Soldiers and Officers needs to be very organized and properly documented. It’s the
Human Resources Information System Management Specialist’s job to keep it that way. The Human Resources
Information System Management Specialist operates and manages the information systems for field personnel, as
well as trains and assists all system users.

Some of your duties as a Human Resources Information System Management Specialist may include:

  • Receive, review, analyze, process, distribute and maintain personnel information files and supporting
  • Prepare update cycle control documents and input and transmits to servicing data processing facility
  • Maintain authorized strength levels, organizational and systems control files
  • Execute and monitor automated interface with other automated systems
  • Monitor status of unresolved errors and initiates required corrective action
  • Monitor process of feedback from HQDA and takes necessary corrective action
  • Monitor performance of systems users
  • Identify problems and discrepancies
  • Provide assistance or refer resolution to superiors
  • Prepare correspondence and forms in draft and final copy
  • Post changes to Army regulations and other publications

Job training for Human Resources Information System Management Specialists requires nine weeks of Basic
Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training with classroom
instruction. Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Basic typing
  • General office skills
  • How to prepare military correspondence and forms
  • How to manage personnel records
  • Computer update and retrieval procedures

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Human Resources Information System Management Specialists provides guidance, supervises and
trains other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Human Resource Information System
Management Specialist, you may be involved in:

  • Supervise field personnel information systems
  • Determine personnel requirements, establish work priorities, organize work schedules, assign duties and
    instruct subordinates in work techniques and procedures
  • Review cyclic and other reports to assess systems performance
  • Maintain liaison with servicing data processing facility and field managers of interfaced systems
  • Prepare and monitor plans for supporting mobilization

Related Civilian Jobs
In civilian life, a Human Resources Information System Management Specialist could work in any business that
requires personnel or human resources experience. The payroll, timekeeping and human resources departments
of most companies require the kinds of skills that you’ll acquire as a Human Resources Information System
Management Specialist.

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