Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

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NER-LS-001

LOGISTICS SPECIALIST
LS3
LS2
LS1
LSC
LSCS
LSCM

Exhibit Dates: 5/09–Present.

Career Pattern
LS3: Third class (E-4). LS2: Second Class (E-5). LS1: First Class (E-6). LSC: Chief (E-7). LSCS: Senior Chief (E-8). LSCM: Master Chief (E-9).

Description
Summary: Logistics Specialists (LS) provide diverse logistics and accounting support in a global setting to aviation, surface, subsurface, and expeditionary forces; order, receive, inspect stow, preserve, package, ship, and issue materials and cargo; operate Navy post offices; account for government materials; and prepare and maintain required forms, records, correspondence, reports, and files. LS3: Conduct material inventories; deliver customer materials; maintain inventory records; receive incoming material; process receipt overages; process material overloads; palletize cargo and stores; prepare material for transfer to other locations; monitor warehouses for proper stowage; and perform expediting functions. LS2: Able to perform the duties required for LS3; coordinate contractor and vendor transactions; maintain open purchase and contract files; monitor warehouse logs and files for proper maintenance; process inventory discrepancies; prepare and process the allowance change request; and process stock levels. LS1: Able to perform the duties required for LS2; perform causative research on inventory discrepancies; process automatic identification technology worksheets; process automated shore interfaces; and review continuing services. LSC: Able to perform the duties required for LS1; plan, direct, organize, schedule, and evaluate training programs for personnel; prepare and review naval correspondence, instructions, and messages; review and coordinate work schedules; prioritize overall department work; coordinate and evaluate status and impact of department work; review, recommend, and monitor divisional programs (quality assurance, training, safety, etc); provide guidance on job performance; identify and mediate inter-departmental differences, and assist, review, recommend, and monitor the implementation of policy statements, operation orders, and directives. LSCS: Able to perform the duties required for LSC; plan, direct, organize, schedule, and evaluate training programs for personnel; prepare and review naval correspondence, instructions, and messages; review and coordinate work schedules; prioritize overall department work; coordinate and evaluate status and impact of department work; review, recommend, and monitor divisional programs (quality assurance, training, safety, etc); provide guidance on job performance; identify and mediate inter-departmental differences, and assist, review, recommend, monitor the implementation of policy statements, operation orders, and directives; and perform leadership functions of team building, problem solving, decision making and conflict management. LSCM: Able to perform the duties required for LSCS.

Related Competencies
Computer applications topics include briefing, computer literacy, file management, inventory and budgeting software, inventory management, memoranda preparation, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, and spreadsheet. Materials and inventory management topics include inventory audits, material identification, order request, process repairables, and stock procedures. Communications topics include active listening, anger management, briefings, business communication, presentation skills, presentations, public speaking, and report writing. Materials handling topics include hazardous materials, materials handling equipment operations, materials movement procedures, record keeping, and shipping procedures and equipment. Distribution management topics include inventory management and control; major item management; physical distribution management; receiving management; receiving, storing, and issuing materials; storage management; and warehouse operations. Supervision topics include counseling, evaluation and performance appraisal, human resource development, inventory control, mentoring, motivation, and training. Logistics management topics include field operations, inventory control, logistics planning, material deficiency reporting, transportation security, transportation supply planning, and warehousing. Management topics include budget management, controlling, counseling, decision making, human resource management, leading, logistics, motivation, organizing, planning, and problem solving. Leadership topics include change management; coaching, mentoring and counseling; conflict resolution; decision-making and problem solving; delegating; motivating; team building and operations; and training and development. Organizational behavior topics include assessing organizational climate, data collection and analysis, organizational structure and strategies, policy development and implementation, project planning, resource development, and strategic planning. Strategic management topics include leader development, long range planning, resource management ( human and equipment), strategic policies and procedures, strategic performance improvement, and strategic planning and execution.

Recommendation, LS3
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in computer applications, 2 in materials and inventory management, 3 in communications, and 2 in materials handling (6/11)(6/11).

Recommendation, LS2
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in computer applications, 3 in materials and inventory management, 3 in communications, 2 in materials handling, and 3 in distribution management (6/11)(6/11).

Recommendation, LS1
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in computer applications, 3 in materials and inventory management, 3 in communications, 3 in supervision, 2 in materials handling, and 3 in distribution management (6/11)(6/11).

Recommendation, LSC
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in computer applications, 3 in materials and inventory management, 3 in communications, 3 in supervision, 3 in management, 2 in materials handling, and 3 in distribution management. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in logistics management (6/11)(6/11).

Recommendation, LSCS
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in computer applications, 3 in materials and inventory management, 3 in communications, 3 in supervision, 3 in management, 2 in materials handling, and 3 in distribution management. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in logistics management and 3 in leadership (6/11)(6/11).

Recommendation, LSCM
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in computer applications, 3 in materials and inventory management, 3 in communications, 3 in supervision, 3 in management, 2 in materials handling, and 3 in distribution management. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in logistics management, 3 in leadership, 3 in organizational behavior, and 3 in strategic management (6/11)(6/11).

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