first and directly beneath it is .1 Skill Level 1. The
tasks are listed under each skill level. You must
interview each candidate to see if he or she is qualified
for that skill level.
The purpose of the skill definition in the PRCP
Standards and Guides is to introduce the skill material
to the interviewees. Figure 1-3 illustrates an individual
rating skill definition. The definition shown is for
Plumbing and is a statement of tasks to be performed
at each skill level.
There are one, two, or three skill levels, depending
upon the complexity and number of tasks. Each level
within a given skill is more difficult than the previous
one and requires a broader knowledge in both
application and theory. For example, a person having
Skill Level 1 in Plumbing performs comparatively
easy tasks. Whereas, at Skill Levels 2 and 3 a person
must demonstrate a skill and knowledge factor for a
much more complex phase of this specific area of the
Task and Task Elements
A TASK is a specific portion of the overall skill
level. (See fig. 1-4.) Some tasks cover relatively broad
Figure 1-4.Typical task analysis with task elements and related action statements.