Army

42A:HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST

ex. The Army calls its jobs military occupational specialties, or MOS. Each of the MOS requires advanced individual training and specialization. Army jobs can be divided into two basic categories: those that participate in combat missions and those that support the soldiers who are in combat roles.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

The Human Resources Specialist in the Army HR department of any given command does the career administrative work of the Army. A long list of duties is involved in the 42A job and the HR Specialist handles many duties and tasks, including annual evaluation details from the processing, coordination of requests, as well as responding to inquiries of evaluations when one party does not agree with performance grades received.

Military Duties Translated:

Partners with the leadership team to understand and execute the organizations human resource and talent strategy particularly as it relates to current and future talent needs, recruiting, retention, and succession planning. Provides support and guidance to HR generalists, management, and other staff when complex, specialized, and sensitive questions and issues arise; may be required to administer and execute routine tasks in delicate circumstances such as providing reasonable accommodations, investigating allegations of wrongdoing, and terminations. Manages the talent acquisition process, which may include recruitment, interviewing, and hiring of qualified job applicants, particularly for managerial, exempt, and professional roles; collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

HR Manager