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TITLE: Computer Engineers

DEFINITION: Analyze data processing requirements to plan electronic data processing system to provide system capabilities required for projected work loads. Plan layout and installation of new system or modification of existing system. May set up and control analog or hybrid computer systems to solve scientific and engineering problems.

  • TASKS
  • KNOWLEDGE
  • SKILLS
  • ABILITIES
  • WORK ACTIVITIES
  • WORK CONTEXT
  • INTERESTS
  • WORK VALUES
  • CROSSWALKS


    TASKS:

    1. Analyzes software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.

    2. Analyzes information to determine, recommend, and plan layout for type of computers and peripheral equipment modifications to existing systems.

    3. Consults with engineering staff to evaluate interface between hardware and software and operational and performance requirements of overall system.

    4. Evaluates factors such as reporting formats required, cost constraints, and need for security restrictions to determine hardware configuration.

    5. Formulates and designs software system, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of design.

    6. Confers with data processing and project managers to obtain information on limitations and capabilities for data processing projects.

    7. Develops and directs software system testing procedures, programming, and documentation.

    8. Coordinates installation of software system.

    9. Monitors functioning of equipment to ensure system operates in conformance with specifications.

    10. Consults with customer concerning maintenance of software system.

    11. Specifies power supply requirements and configuration.

    12. Enters data into computer terminal to store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements.

    13. Recommends purchase of equipment to control dust, temperature, and humidity in area of system installation.

    14. Trains users to use new or modified equipment.

    KNOWLEDGE:
    Knowledge elements are ranked by importance.

    100 Computers and Electronics
    Knowledge of electric circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming

    83 Engineering and Technology
    Knowledge of equipment, tools, mechanical devices, and their uses to produce motion, light, power, technology, and other applications

    83 Mathematics
    Knowledge of numbers, their operations, and interrelationships including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications

    67 English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar

    58 Administration and Management
    Knowledge of principles and processes involved in business and organizational planning, coordination, and execution. This includes strategic planning, resource allocation, manpower modeling, leadership techniques, and production methods

    58 Design
    Knowledge of design techniques, principles, tools and instruments involved in the production and use of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models

    58 Education and Training
    Knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques including curriculum design principles, learning theory, group and individual teaching techniques, design of individual development plans, and test design principles

    54 Clerical
    Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing systems, filing and records management systems, stenography and transcription, forms design principles, and other office procedures and terminology

    50 Customer and Personal Service
    Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including needs assessment techniques, quality service standards, alternative delivery systems, and customer satisfaction evaluation techniques

    50 Telecommunications
    Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems

    46 Economics and Accounting
    Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data

    42 Communications and Media
    Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media

    33 Public Safety and Security
    Knowledge of weaponry, public safety, and security operations, rules, regulations, precautions, prevention, and the protection of people, data, and property

    29 Mechanical
    Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, benefits, repair, and maintenance

    25 Psychology
    Knowledge of human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders

    21 Sales and Marketing
    Knowledge of principles and methods involved in showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategies and tactics, product demonstration and sales techniques, and sales control systems

    17 Law, Government and Jurisprudence
    Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process

    17 Physics
    Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, and applications including air, water, material dynamics, light, atomic principles, heat, electric theory, earth formations, and meteorological and related natural phenomena

    13 Production and Processing
    Knowledge of inputs, outputs, raw materials, waste, quality control, costs, and techniques for maximizing the manufacture and distribution of goods

    8 Therapy and Counseling
    Knowledge of information and techniques needed to rehabilitate physical and mental ailments and to provide career guidance including alternative treatments, rehabilitation equipment and its proper use, and methods to evaluate treatment effects

    8 Personnel and Human Resources
    Knowledge of policies and practices involved in personnel/human resource functions. This includes recruitment, selection, training, and promotion regulations and procedures; compensation and benefits packages; labor relations and negotiation strategies; and personnel information systems

    4 Transportation
    Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including their relative costs, advantages, and limitations

    4 Sociology and Anthropology
    Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, cultures, their history, migrations, ethnicity, and origins

    4 Geography
    Knowledge of various methods for describing the location and distribution of land, sea, and air masses including their physical locations, relationships, and characteristics

    SKILLS:
    Skills elements are ranked by importance.

    92 Operations Analysis
    Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design

    88 Mathematics
    Using mathematics to solve problems

    83 Information Organization
    Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information

    83 Science
    Using scientific methods to solve problems

    83 Troubleshooting
    Determining what is causing an operating error and deciding what to do about it

    83 Programming
    Writing computer programs for various purposes

    79 Active Learning
    Working with new material or information to grasp its implications

    79 Information Gathering
    Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information

    75 Speaking
    Talking to others to effectively convey information

    75 Problem Identification
    Identifying the nature of problems

    75 Testing
    Conducting tests to determine whether equipment, software, or procedures are operating as expected

    75 Critical Thinking
    Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches

    71 Active Listening
    Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate

    71 Technology Design
    Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs

    71 Judgment and Decision Making
    Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action

    71 Reading Comprehension
    Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

    67 Implementation Planning
    Developing approaches for implementing an idea

    67 Installation
    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications

    63 Idea Generation
    Generating a number of different approaches to problems

    63 Management of Material Resources
    Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work

    63 Equipment Selection
    Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job

    63 Solution Appraisal
    Observing and evaluating the outcomes of a problem solution to identify lessons learned or redirect efforts

    58 Idea Evaluation
    Evaluating the likely success of an idea in relation to the demands of the situation

    58 Synthesis/Reorganization
    Reorganizing information to get a better approach to problems or tasks

    58 Identification of Key Causes
    Identifying the things that must be changed to achieve a goal

    54 Systems Perception
    Determining when important changes have occurred in a system or are likely to occur

    54 Coordination
    Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions

    54 Visioning
    Developing an image of how a system should work under ideal conditions

    50 Identifying Downstream Consequences
    Determining the long-term outcomes of a change in operations

    46 Writing
    Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience

    46 Instructing
    Teaching others how to do something

    42 Product Inspection
    Inspecting and evaluating the quality of products

    42 Monitoring
    Assessing how well one is doing when learning or doing something

    42 Learning Strategies
    Using multiple approaches when learning or teaching new things

    42 Operation Monitoring
    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly

    42 Systems Evaluation
    Looking at many indicators of system performance, taking into account their accuracy

    38 Operation and Control
    Controlling operations of equipment or systems

    33 Management of Personnel Resources
    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job

    33 Management of Financial Resources
    Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures

    25 Social Perceptiveness
    Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react the way they do

    25 Persuasion
    Persuading others to approach things differently

    25 Service Orientation
    Actively looking for ways to help people

    21 Time Management
    Managing one's own time and the time of others

    13 Repairing
    Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools

    13 Equipment Maintenance
    Performing routine maintenance and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed

    8 Negotiation
    Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences .

    ABILITIES:
    Abilities elements are ranked by importance.

    96 Written Comprehension
    The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing

    88 Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences

    88 Inductive Reasoning
    The ability to combine separate pieces of information, or specific answers to problems, to form general rules or conclusions. It includes coming up with a logical explanation for why a series of seemingly unrelated events occur together.

    83 Mathematical Reasoning
    The ability to understand and organize a problem and then to select a mathematical method or formula to solve the problem

    83 Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand

    83 Written Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand

    79 Speech Clarity
    The ability to speak clearly so that it is understandable to a listener

    79 Deductive Reasoning
    The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to come up with logical answers. It involves deciding if an answer makes sense.

    71 Problem Sensitivity
    The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    71 Information Ordering
    The ability to correctly follow a given rule or set of rules in order to arrange things or actions in a certain order. The things or actions can include numbers, letters, words, pictures, procedures, sentences, and mathematical or logical operations.

    67 Fluency of Ideas
    The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a given topic. It concerns the number of ideas produced and not the quality, correctness, or creativity of the ideas.

    67 Number Facility
    The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly

    67 Near Vision
    The ability to see details of objects at a close range (within a few feet of the observer)

    58 Memorization
    The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures

    58 Category Flexibility
    The ability to produce many rules so that each rule tells how to group (or combine) a set of things in a different way.

    54 Speech Recognition
    The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person

    54 Originality
    The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem

    54 Visualization
    The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged

    50 Speed of Closure
    The ability to quickly make sense of information that seems to be without meaning or organization. It involves quickly combining and organizing different pieces of information into a meaningful pattern

    42 Selective Attention
    The ability to concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task over a period of time

    38 Perceptual Speed
    The ability to quickly and accurately compare letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object

    38 Flexibility of Closure
    The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material

    33 Visual Color Discrimination
    The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness

    29 Spatial Orientation
    The ability to know one's location in relation to the environment, or to know where other objects are in relation to one's self

    29 Time Sharing
    The ability to efficiently shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources)

    25 Auditory Attention
    The ability to focus on a single source of auditory (hearing) information in the presence of other distracting sounds

    25 Trunk Strength
    The ability to use one's abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without "giving out" or fatiguing

    25 Wrist-Finger Speed
    The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists

    21 Extent Flexibility
    The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs

    21 Response Orientation
    The ability to choose quickly and correctly between two or more movements in response to two or more signals (lights, sounds, pictures, etc.). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body parts

    21 Finger Dexterity
    The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects

    17 Manual Dexterity
    The ability to quickly make coordinated movements of one hand, a hand together with its arm, or two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects

    17 Control Precision
    The ability to quickly and repeatedly make precise adjustments in moving the controls of a machine or vehicle to exact positions

    17 Reaction Time
    The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to one signal (sound, light, picture, etc.) when it appears

    17 Hearing Sensitivity
    The ability to detect or tell the difference between sounds that vary over broad ranges of pitch and loudness

    17 Arm-Hand Steadiness
    The ability to keep the hand and arm steady while making an arm movement or while holding the arm and hand in one position

    13 Gross Body Coordination
    The ability to coordinate the movement of the arms, legs, and torso together in activities where the whole body is in motion

    13 Sound Localization
    The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated

    13 Speed of Limb Movement
    The ability to quickly move the arms or legs

    13 Multilimb Coordination
    The ability to coordinate movements of two or more limbs together (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the body is in motion

    8 Far Vision
    The ability to see details at a distance

    4 Depth Perception
    The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from the observer, or to judge the distance between an object and the observer

    4 Peripheral Vision
    The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are focused forward

    4 Dynamic Flexibility
    The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs

    WORK ACTIVITIES:
    Work activities elements are ranked by importance.

    100 Interacting With Computers
    Controlling computer functions by using programs, setting up functions, writing software, or otherwise communicating with computer systems.

    92 Providing Consultation and Advice to Others
    Providing consultation and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-related, or process related topics.

    92 Updating and Using Job-Relevant Knowledge
    Keeping up-to-date technically and knowing one's own jobs' and related jobs' functions.

    88 Drafting and Specifying Technical Devices
    Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to inform others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

    88 Thinking Creatively
    Originating, inventing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

    83 Analyzing Data or Information
    Identifying underlying principles, reasons, or facts by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

    79 Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
    Identifying information received by making estimates or categorizations, recognizing differences or similarities, or sensing changes in circumstances or events.

    79 Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

    75 Communicating With Other Workers
    Providing information to supervisors, fellow workers, and subordinates. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

    75 Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
    Communicating with persons outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

    75 Making Decisions and Solving Problems
    Combining, evaluating, and reasoning with information and data to make decisions and solve problems. These processes involve making decisions about the relative importance of information and choosing the best solution.

    71 Implementing Ideas or Programs
    Conducting or carrying out work procedures and activities in accord with one's own ideas or information provided through directions/instructions for purposes of installing, modifying, preparing, delivering, constructing, integrating, finishing, or completing programs, systems, structures, or products.

    71 Evaluating Information Against Standards
    Evaluating information against a set of standards and verifying that it is correct.

    71 Judging Qualities of Things, Services, or People
    Making judgments about or assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.

    71 Estimating Needed Characteristics
    Estimating the Characteristics of Materials, Products, Events, or Information: Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities, or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.

    71 Monitor Processes, Material, or Surroundings
    Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, often to detect problems or to find out when things are finished.

    71 Processing Information
    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, verifying, or processing information or data.

    71 Teaching Others
    Identifying educational needs, developing formal training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.

    71 Documenting or Recording Information
    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in either written form or by electronic/magnetic recording.

    67 Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
    Inspecting or diagnosing equipment, structures, or materials to identify the causes of errors or other problems or defects.

    58 Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing
    Developing plans to accomplish work, and prioritizing and organizing one's own work.

    58 Interpreting Meaning of Information to Others
    Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be understood or used to support responses or feedback to others.

    58 Establishing and Maintaining Relationships
    Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

    54 Handling and Moving Objects
    Using one's own hands and arms in handling, installing, forming, positioning, and moving materials, or in manipulating things, including the use of keyboards.

    54 Developing Objectives and Strategies
    Establishing long range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve these objectives.

    54 Monitoring and Controlling Resources
    Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.

    50 Performing Administrative Activities
    Approving requests, handling paperwork, and performing day-to-day administrative tasks.

    46 Coaching and Developing Others
    Identifying developmental needs of others and coaching or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.

    42 Repairing and Maintaining Electrical Equipment
    Fixing, servicing, adjusting, regulating, calibrating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.

    42 Developing and Building Teams
    Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

    42 Coordinating Work and Activities of Others
    Coordinating members of a work group to accomplish tasks.

    42 Resolving Conflict or Negotiating with Others
    Handling complaints, arbitrating disputes, and resolving grievances, or otherwise negotiating with others.

    38 Performing For or Working With Public
    Performing for people or dealing directly with the public, including serving persons in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.

    29 Scheduling Work and Activities
    Scheduling events, programs, activities, as well as the work of others.

    29 Selling or Influencing Others
    Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods, or otherwise changing their minds or actions.

    25 Guiding, Directing and Motivating Subordinates
    Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring subordinates.

    21 Controlling Machines and Processes
    Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).

    17 Performing General Physical Activities
    Performing physical activities that require moving one's whole body, such as in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, where the activities often also require considerable use of the arms and legs, such as in the physical handling of materials.

    17 Assisting and Caring for Others
    Providing assistance or personal care to others.

    13 Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
    Fixing, servicing, aligning, setting up, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.

    8 Staffing Organizational Units
    Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting persons for the organization.

    WORK CONTEXT:
    Work context elements are ranked by frequency (F), importance (I), responsibility (R), amount of contact (C), how serious (S), objective vs. subjective (O), automation (A), extent of frustration (E), responsible for health and safety (H), likelihood of injury (L), degree of injury (D) .

    100 (F) Indoors
    How frequently does this job require the worker to work: Indoors

    90 (I) Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
    How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?

    87 (I) Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
    How important is it to be sure that all the details of this job are performed and everything is done completely?

    79 (F) Sitting
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Sitting?

    73 (I) Supervise, Coach, Train Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Supervise, coach, train, or develop other employees?

    73 (I) Provide a Service to Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Provide a service to others (e.g., customers)?

    72 (A) Degree of Automation
    Indicate the level of automation of this job.

    67 (I) Deal With External Customers
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Deal with external customers (e.g., retail sales) or the public in general (e.g., police work)?

    58 (C) Job-Required Social Interaction
    How much does this job require the worker to be in contact (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) with others in order to perform it?

    58 (F) Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?

    53 (S) Consequence of Error
    How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?

    50 (I) Coordinate or Lead Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities (not supervision)?

    43 (I) Importance of Being Aware of New Events
    How important is being constantly aware of either frequently changing events (e.g. security guard watching for shoplifters) or infrequent events (e.g. radar operator watching for tornadoes) to performing this job?

    42 (F) Walking or Running
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Walking or running?

    42 (F) Making Repetitive Motions
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Making repetitive motions?

    42 (F) Standing
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Standing?

    40 (I) Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment
    How important is it to this job that the pace is determined by the speed of equipment or machinery? (This does not refer to keeping busy at all times on this job.)

    39 (O) Objective or Subjective Information
    How objective or subjective is the information communicated in this job?

    39 (E) Frustrating Circumstances
    To what extent do frustrating circumstances ("road blocks" to work that are beyond the worker's control) hinder the accomplishment of this job?

    37 (I) Persuade Someone to a Course of Action
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Persuade someone to a course of action (informally) or influence others to buy something (to sell)?

    36 (R) Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
    How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?

    33 (I) Take a Position Opposed to Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Take a position opposed to coworkers or others?

    33 (F) Frequency in Conflict Situations
    How frequently do the job requirements place the worker in conflict situations?

    27 (I) Importance of Repeating Same Tasks
    How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?

    25 (F) Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People
    How frequently does the worker have to deal with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous individuals as part of the job requirements?

    21 (F) Bending or Twisting the Body
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Bending or twisting the body?

    21 (F) Sounds or Noise Levels Are Distracting
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Sounds and noise levels that are distracting and uncomfortable?

    17 (F) Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Cramped work space that requires getting into awkward positions?

    17 (F) Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?

    17 (F) Kneeling, Crouching or Crawling
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Kneeling, stooping, crouching or crawling?

    14 (H) Responsible for Health and Safety of Others
    How responsible is the worker for others' health and safety on this job?

    13 (F) Special Uniform
    How often does the worker wear: A special uniform, such as that of a commercial pilot, nurse, police officer, or military personnel?

    13 (F) Contaminants
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Contaminants (pollutants, gases, dust, odors, etc.)?

    10 (D) Hazardous Conditions
    If injury, due to exposure to hazardous conditions, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? Hazardous Conditions (e.g., high voltage electricity, combustibles, explosives, chemicals; do not include hazardous equipment or situations)

    8 (F) Hazardous Conditions
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to hazardous conditions? Hazardous Conditions (e.g., high voltage electricity, combustibles, explosives, chemicals; do not include hazardous equipment or situations)

    8 (F) Common Protective or Safety Attire
    How often does the worker wear: Common protective or safety attire, such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard-hat, or personal flotation device?

    8 (F) Keeping or Regaining Balance
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Keeping or regaining balance?

    8 (F) Hazardous Situations
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to harardous situations? Hazardous Situations involving likely cuts, bites, stings, or minor burns

    8 (F) Hazardous Equipment
    How often does this job require the worker to be exposed to harardous equipment? Hazardous Equipment (e.g., saws, machinery/mechanical parts include exposure to vehicular traffic, but not driving a vehicle)

    7 (D) Hazardous Equipment
    If injury, due to exposure to hazardous equipment, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? Hazardous Equipment (e.g., saws, machinery/mechanical parts include exposure to vehicular traffic, but not driving a vehicle)

    5 (L) Hazardous Situations
    What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to hazardous situations while performing this job? Hazardous Situations involving likely cuts, bites, stings, or minor burns

    5 (L) Hazardous Equipment
    What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to hazardous equipment while performing this job? Hazardous Equipment (e.g., saws, machinery/mechanical parts include exposure to vehicular traffic, but not driving a vehicle)

    5 (L) Hazardous Conditions
    What is the likelihood that the worker would be injured as a result of being exposed to hazardous conditions while performing this job? Hazardous Conditions (e.g., high voltage electricity, combustibles, explosives, chemicals; do not include hazardous equipment or situations)

    4 (F) Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, Poles, etc.
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Climbing ladders, scaffolds, poles, etc?

    4 (F) Outdoors
    How frequently does this job require the worker to work: Outdoors

    4 (F) Very Hot
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Very hot (above 90 F) or very cold (under 32 F) temperatures?

    3 (D) Hazardous Situations
    If injury, due to exposure to hazardous situations, were to occur while performing this job, how serious would be the likely outcome? Hazardous Situations involving likely cuts, bites, stings, or minor burns

    INTERESTS:
    Interest elements are ranked by occupational interest.

    89 Investigative
    Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

    89 Realistic
    Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

    67 Conventional
    Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

    39 Enterprising
    Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

    22 Artistic
    Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

    17 Social
    Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

    WORK VALUES:
    Work values elements are ranked by extent.

    86 Achievement-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.

    82 Independence-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employs to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

    69 Working Conditions-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.

    68 Recognition-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

    54 Support-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

    54 Relationships-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.

    94 Ability Utilization
    Workers on this job make use of their individual abilities

    88 Working Conditions
    Workers on this job have good working conditions

    84 Responsibility
    Workers on this job make decisions on their own

    84 Creativity
    Workers on this job try out their own ideas

    78 Autonomy
    Workers on this job plan their work with little supervision

    78 Achievement
    Workers on this job get a feeling of accomplishment

    78 Activity
    Workers on this job are busy all the time

    78 Social Status
    Workers on this job are looked up to by others in their company and their community

    72 Security
    Workers on this job have steady employment

    69 Moral Values
    Workers on this job are never pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong

    69 Company Policies and Practices
    Workers on this job are treated fairly by the company

    69 Authority
    Workers on this job give directions and instructions to others

    66 Recognition
    Workers on this job receive recognition for the work they do

    66 Compensation
    Workers on this job are paid well in comparison with other workers

    63 Supervision, Human Relations
    Workers on this job have supervisors who back up their workers with management

    59 Co-workers
    Workers on this job have co-workers who are easy to get along with

    59 Advancement
    Workers on this job have opportunities for advancement

    56 Independence
    Workers on this job do their work alone

    56 Variety
    Workers on this job have something different to do every day

    34 Social Service
    Workers on this job have work where they do things for other people

    31 Supervision, Technical
    Workers on this job have supervisors who train their workers well

    CROSSWALKS:
    DOT91 (Dictionary of Occupational Titles): 033167010 Computer Systems Hardware Analyst
    030062010 Software Engineer

    AIM97 (Apprenticeship Information Management): No crosswalks

    CEN90 (1990 Census Occupations): 055 Electrical and Electronic Engineers

    CIP90 (Classification of Instructional Programs): 110401 Information Sciences and Systems
    140901 Computer Engineering

    GOE93 (Guide for Occupational Exploration): 110101 Mathematics and Statistics: Data Processing Design
    050103 Engineering: Systems Design

    MOC97 (Military Occupational Codes): 9740 Digital Computer System Programmer
    9710 ADP Programs Officer
    9735 Computer Systems Analyst
    9710 ADP Programs Officer
    9735 Computer Systems Analyst
    9740 Digital Computer System Programmer
    25B Communications-Electronics (C-E) Automation
    53A Systems Automation Management
    9658 Command, Control, And Communications (C3) Systems Officer
    62E3C Developmental Engineer
    9648 Management, Data Systems Officer
    33S1B Communications and Information
    62E1C Developmental Engineer
    9628 Computer Engineer
    4010 Data Systems Software Officer
    33S3B Communications and Information
    4010 Data Systems Software Officer

    OES98 (Occupational Employment Statistics): 22127 Computer Engineers

    OPM97 (Office of Personnel Management Occupations): 1550 Computer Science
    0854 Computer Engineering

    SOC98 (Standard Occupational Classification): 15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications
    15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software
    17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers