- CEM Code 3S000
- Superintendent AFSC 3S090
- AFSC 3S071 Craftsman
- Apprentice AFSC 3S031
- AFSC 3S051 Journeyman
- Helper AFSC 3S011
1. Specialty Summary. Supervises and performs personnel activities and functions, including personnel action requests; source documents; unit, field, and master personnel records; and orderly room tasks. Interviews and classifies airmen and officers. Advises on career progression. Updates personnel data system (PDS) records. Manages Air Force retention programs, assists military personnel in making career decisions, and advises on personal affairs matters. Ensures compliance with personnel policies, directives, and procedures. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 500.
2. Duties and Responsibilities:
2.1. Advises officers and airmen on military personnel issues and programs. Conducts interviews to determine individual interests, qualifications, and personnel data. Briefs provisions of personnel programs such as assignments, promotions, separations, retirements, personal affairs, retention, classification, training and retraining, and career progression. Provides information and guidance for career decisions. Helps commanders develop career information and motivation programs. Manages selective reenlistment and career airman reenlistment reservation programs. Counsels airmen on reenlistment opportunities and benefits. Monitors retention programs and provides reports and statistics. Helps users determine training requirements, methods, and procedures.
2.2. Creates, maintains, and audits personnel records. Records information in unit, field, and PDS records. Prepares and maintains personnel records, aeronautical orders, and personnel action requests. Prepares and processes documentation for administration of quality control programs. Reviews personnel records, and interviews individuals to ensure accuracy of information. Compares basic records with source documents, transaction registers, and management products. Inspect srecords, including immunization, master personnel, and command and field personnel records. Reviews and processes evaluation reports.
2.3. Performs personnel actions. Updates computerized personnel data. Conducts in and out processing. Monitors personnel readiness programs. Schedules individuals for processing personnel actions such as reenlistment, promotion, separation, retirement, or reassignment. Administers standard tests, acts as test monitor, scores tests, and records results. Prepares and processes correspondence, forms, and PDS transactions. Advises members on official and personal obligations incident to relocation, training, and promotion. Prepares and processes relocation actions. Processes documents required to support service awards and decorations. Prepares and maintains Air Force Aid Society records and reports. Prepares DD Form 93, Record of Emergency Data. Maintains files of correspondence, directives, instructions, and other publications.
2.4. Provides casualty assistance. Administers casualty program. Prepares related reports and documents. Assists next of kin of deceased and missing personnel to apply for death gratuity pay, arrears of pay, veterans affairs, social security, government and commercial life insurance, and other benefits.
2.5. Oversees personnel activities and functions. Inspects personnel activities for compliance with policies and directives. Reports discrepancies and recommends corrective action. Monitors personnel actions for timeliness, propriety, and accuracy. Ensures proper counseling of individuals on personnel programs, procedures, and benefits. Organizes and compiles management data and submits reports.
2.6. Performs orderly room administrative functions. Prepares and processes administrative support actions relating to unit programs such as military sponsor, weight control, squadron information, and enlisted and officer professional military education. Processes dental, immunization, and physical rosters. Manages unit leave control program. Maintains suspense system for personnel actions and correspondence. Maintains duty status changes and prepares unit duty rosters. Requisitions and maintains current study reference material for the airman promotion system. Prepares and processes Article 15s, letters of reprimand, investigation reports, unfavorable information files, and separation actions.
3. Specialty Qualifications:
3.1. Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: officer and airman classification systems and procedures; preparing and maintaining personnel records; assignment, promotion, testing, customer service, quality force, personnel readiness, and mobilization procedures; interviewing and counseling techniques; policies and procedures relating to administrative communications, correspondence, messages, and general office management; overall organizational structure and its interrelationship with the mission; terminology and procedures employed within functional areas assigned; policies, programs, and procedures of agencies administering and providing benefits to military personnel, retirees, and dependents; PDS capabilities and applications; occupational survey procedures; personal affairs programs; and principles, policies, and concepts of personnel management.
3.2. Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school with courses in English composition and speech isdesirable.3.3. Training. For award of AFSC 3S031, completion of a basic personnel course is mandatory.
3.4. Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:
3.4.1. 3S051. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3S031. Also, experience in functions such as maintaining personnel records, counseling, or classification and assignments.
3.4.2. 3S071. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 3S051. Also, experience performing or supervising one or more of the functions associated with preparing and maintaining PDS and manual records, personnel classification or usage, quality force management, auditing personnel records and reports, or career progression counseling.
3.5. Other. The following are mandatory as indicated:
3.5.1. For entry into this specialty, ability to speak distinctly.
3.5.2. For award of AFSC 3S031, ability to operate a typewriter at a minimum rate of 20 words per minute WPM.
3.5.3. For award of AFSC 3S051, ability to operate a typewriter at a minimum rate of 25 wpm.