LEARNING OBJECTIVE: ldentify the administrative duties and responsibilities of a Builder second and first class petty officer in relation to the Personnel Readiness Capability Program, training, construction administration, safety, and environmental protection.
This training manual will help you meet the occupational qualifications to advance to either Builder second class or first class petty officer. The Navy and the Seabees are committed to the personnel of the Navy in terms of education, training, and advancement programs. This training manual pertains to the technical subject matter of the Builder rating; therefore, we strongly recommend that you study it methodically from time to time.
When a particular task is assigned that a group, or one individual, performs, the steps in each function must be PLANNED. Individuals who perform these tasks must be properly trained, well-organized, and supervised.
As either crew/squad leaders or project supervisors, you will be responsible for planning, training, organizing, and supervising any assigned task.
Additionally, you will be responsible for various administrative duties that require PAPERWORK. These duties will include: conducting Personnel Readiness Capability Program interviews, maintaining reports, drafting rough evaluations, planning work assignments, and identifying safety and environmental hazards.
Your assigned command determines the way you are to carry out your administrative responsibilities; however, your skills in planning, organizing, applying effective supervisory techniques, and your ability to get along well with people will determine whether you obtain your goals in the Seabee community, regardless of your assignment.
Before you assign work, be sure to give careful consideration to the qualifications of your personnel. Ask yourself this question? Are they experienced, and do they have the proper training required?
Supervision will not be covered in this TRAMAN; therefore, you will need to refer to Military
Requirements for Petty Officer Second and First Class, NAVEDTRA 12045/12046, and the NCF/ Seabee 1 & C, NAVEDTRA 12543, for guidance.
The Personnel Readiness Capability Program (PRCP) provides timely personnel information to all levels of management within the Naval Construction Force (NCF). This program increases the ability of management to control, to plan, and to make decisions in determining operational readiness. The program identifies the occupational skills required for determining qualified personnel in formal training and individual skills required by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC P-458).
NAVFAC P-458 has been consolidated into one volume to facilitate the use by staff personnel and PRCP interviewers. The PRCP contains standard skill definitions applicable to the NCF. Standards and Guides consists of seven separate manuals (one for each Seabee rating) and is the interviewer's primary tool in collecting and updating skill data.
SKILL A "skill" is a specific art or trade. For PRCP purposes, a skill is either "manipulative" or "knowledge."
An accurate and current skill inventory is the backbone of the PRCP. Without this inventory, the reliability of any planning based on information stored in the PRCP data bank is questionable. The PRCP is the primary management tool used to determine the readiness of the unit and the skill deficiencies of its members. It is used in conjunction with the requirements established by the Commander, SecondContinue Reading