Army MOS 42A
Human Resources Specialist
Primary Duties: The human resources specialist supervises or performs personnel and administrative functions in support of company, battery, and troop; detachments at division, corps, and echelons above corps; in brigade and battalion S1's or in other similar organizations, activities and units; and advises the commander, the staff, and unit Soldiers on human resource matters. The human resources specialist also participates in occupational classification and management of human resources or supervises personnel management of human resources or supervises personnel management activities to include maintaining officer and enlisted personnel records and processing personnel actions concerning soldiers and their families.
Skill Level 1 Prepare personnel accounting and strength management reports. Prepare and reviews personnel casualty documents. Monitor appointment of line of duty, survivor assistance, and summary court officers. Processes line of duty investigations. Prepare letters of sympathy to next of kin. Prepares and processes recommendations for awards and decorations and arranges for awards ceremony. Prepares, 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. Processes centralized and decentralized promotions and reduction actions. Prepares and monitors requests for reductions, transfers, and discharges. Prepares and monitors requests for identification 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 programs, personnel accounting and strength management, transition processing, meal cards, training Soldier support file, and unit administration. Apply knowledge of provisions and limitations of Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts. Requisitions and maintains office supplies, blank forms, and publications. Types military and non-military correspondence in draft and final copy. Prepares and maintains functional files per MARKS. Evaluate personnel qualifications for special assignment. Prepares and processes requests for transfer or reassignment. Process classification and reclassification actions. Prepare orders and request for orders. Prepares and maintains officer and enlisted personnel records. Transfer records. Process personnel for separation and retirement. Process applications for OCS warrant officer flight training or other training. Processes bars to reenlistment, suspension of favorable personnel actions. Initiate action for passports and visas. Processes requests and prepares identification tags and cards. Types correspondence and forms in draft and final copy. Posts changes to Army regulations and other publications.
Skill Level 2 Performs duties from previous skill level and provides technical guidance to subordinate Soldiers in accomplishment of these duties.
Skill Level 3 Performs duties of and supervises the functions of the previous skill levels. Supervise specific human resources functions in a personnel office, Battalion S1 and human resources support activity. Advise commanders on Soldiers and personnel readiness and strength levels of supported reporting units. Reviews consolidated reports, statistics, applications, and prepares recommendations for personnel actions to higher headquarters. Reviews and prepares reports and data on strength (gains and losses) of personnel and makes duty assignments of enlisted personnel. Review cyclic and other reports to assess systems performance. Maintain liaison with servicing data processing facility and field managers of interfaced systems.
Skill Level 4 Supervise HR office, specific human resources functions, Battalion S1 and human resources support activity. Performs duties of and supervises the functions of preceding skill levels to include quality assurance of product. Advise commander, adjutant and other staff members on personnel administration activities.
Skill Level 5 Performs duties of and supervises at previous skill level including quality assurance, in a personnel activity, while performing specialized or all encompassing human resource functions.
MOS 42A Video
ASVAB Minimum Score (view breakdown): 90 total from VE+AR+MK
Successful display of typing 20 words per minute (WPM) or a typing test administered with industry-standard computer software (e.g. Mavis Beacon) or the successful completion of a basic keyboarding / personal computer class at the high school, college or university level.