Specific Vocational Preparation Rating Procedure

PROCEDURE FOR EVALUATING AND RECORDING SVP REQUIREMENTS SVP is the amount of time required for a typical worker, taking the usual training available, to perform the duties of the job in a way to be accepted as a fully qualified worker. SVP is estimated by the analyst based upon an evaluation of the job. In making this evaluation, the analyst considers the employer's requirements shown in Item 11 of the JAR and the examples for the various levels of SVP. However, the entries in Item 11, Employer Requirements, are not to be used as a worktable for computing SVP. They are two separate and distinct entries which can complement each other, but are not intended to provide the same information. The information in Item 11 must be considered and may be the basis for SVP, provided it is reasonable.

NOTE: In calculating SVP for Item 9 of the JAR, count the average four-year college curriculum as equivalent to two years of specific vocational preparation, and count each year of graduate school as a year of specific vocational preparation. At the secondary level of vocational education, count two classroom hours as an hour of SVP. However, at the post-secondary level of vocational education, count each classroom hour as an hour of SVP.

If there is disagreement with the employer's training requirement, the analyst should follow the employer's requirement in Item 11 of the JAR with an asterisk and explain the disagreement in Item 18 (General Comments). The final SVP rating represents the analyst's judgment based on an assessment and evaluation of all pertinent data gathered. Enter in Item 9 of the JAR, the SVP level that applies to the job.