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
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
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
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 interviewers primary
tool in collecting and updating skill data.
A skill is a specific art or trade. For PRCP
purposes, a skill is either manipulative or
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, Second