USDOL/OALJ: Dictionary of Occupational Titles
USDOL/OALJ: Dictionary of Occupational Titles, known in short as DOT
No. of terms: 30,000
Description: I can’t recall how I first found the DOT. I certainly didn’t look for it, as it never came to my mind that such a compendium actually exists. I assume that I was visiting the DOL (U.S. Department of Labor) Website and found the DOT be pure chance. The DOT is a unique compilation, that provides basic occupational information. It details the tasks to be performed and the levels of education that must be achieved for each position.
Example term: 002.061-010 AERODYNAMICIST (aircraft mfg.) alternate titles: aerodynamics engineer; aerophysics engineer
Plans and conducts analysis of aerodynamic, thermodynamic, aerothermodynamic, and aerophysics concepts, systems, and designs to resolve problems and determine suitability and application to aircraft and aerospace products: Establishes computational methods and computer input data for analyzing problems. Analyzes designs and develops configurations to ensure satisfactory static and dynamic stability and control characteristics for completed vehicle. Initiates and assists in formulating and evaluating laboratory, flight, and wind tunnel test programs, and prepares reports and conclusions for other engineering and design personnel. Coordinates activities of model design group and model shop to assure required configuration of wind tunnel models. Prepares air load data on vehicle to conform to aerodynamic requirements. May prepare reports on results of analyses, such as flight performance validation, aircraft configuration, trade studies, and aircraft certification. May confer with customer on performance problems during operational life of vehicle. May specialize in analysis of thermodynamic effects and be designated Thermodynamics Engineer (aircraft mfg.).
Keywords: Occupational Titles, Career, Job Description, Job Responsibilities, Human Resources, Skills
Status/Quote as: Public Domain / Dictionary of Occupational Titles; U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges.
Note: Last updated in 1991