Army Optical Laboratory SpecialistEnlisted


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Assembles spectacles utilizing presurfaced single-vision lenses; surfaces multi-vision lens and assembles multi-vision spectacles; fabricates spectacles and supervises optical laboratory personnel.

Surfaces lens blanks, fabricates, repairs, and assembles prescription spectacles; maintains tools and equipment; provides technical guidance to subordinates; performs prescription-related administration; provides technical guidance, inspects completed spectacles and insures quality control standards; develops stock levels, requisitions, stores and maintains optical supplies and equipment; prepares and conducts training programs and instructs on preventive maintenance and safety procedures.

Determines personnel requirements, establishes priorities and organizes work schedules; plans layout of work areas; prepares and conducts training programs; inspects to ensure a safe, clean and orderly working environment; supervises quality control procedures; drafts and prepares budget estimates and monitors records of cost data and expenditures; performs staff, budget and advisory duties; prepares other technical, administrative and personnel reports; coordinates activities of optical laboratory with medical treatment facilities; supervises and provides technical guidance within the Army Medical Department and Army Special Staff Activities.

The Chief Medical NCO is the principal non-commissioned officer who supervises and performs related duties as the senior advisor to Commanders, Directors and Chiefs of Departments and staff agencies on all matters pertaining to enlisted personnel; perform these duties in multifunctional medical and dental treatment facilities, medical staff activities, or in medical units formed under the Table of Organization and Equipment (TOE) or Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDA) concept; the Chief Medical NCO must be qualified in one of the following seven MOS (91E, 91G, 91J, 91M, 91P, 91Q, and 91W) at the grade MSG; must be knowledgeable in technical mission, responsibilities and operations of all medical functional activities; to include division and higher levels of medical special, general and joint staff sections, large and medium size hospitals, health centers and clinics, battery, company and troop size units, and all levels of echelons for medical organizations to include all major commands; must be able to plan, coordinate and supervise activities pertaining to unit organization, training, tactical and technical operations; provides advice and makes recommendations to the commander and staff on all matters pertaining to enlisted soldiers and their families; accompanies the commander on inspections, visits and ceremonies; assists in inspection of command activities, facilities and personnel as prescribed by the commander; ensures adherence to command policies; holds First Sergeants' or Sergeants' Major call to announce information and instruction; ensures that newly assigned enlisted personnel are instructed in military courtesy, customs of the service and command regulations or policies; responsible for monitoring training or conducts training of enlisted soldiers; assesses training at all levels and provides feedback to appropriate commanders and leaders; provides counsel and guidance to NCOs and other enlisted soldiers of the command; responsible for and provides guidance on Non-Commissioned Officer Education System (NCOES) and Non-Commissioned Officer Development Program (NCODP); inspects duties performed by subordinate NCOs; notes discrepancies and initiates appropriate corrective action; assists in reception of visitors to the command; serves as president or member of command promotion board or removal board for NCOs, as authorized by regulations; sits as chairperson or member of a command's Military Member of the Quarter/Year competition for enlisted soldiers or NCOs, as directed by local regulations; responsible for quality, control and training of noncommissioned officer evaluation reports (NCOER) while ensuring timely submissions; reviews evaluation reports to determine compliance with policies and procedures and recommends corrective actions on deficiencies to commanders, other leaders and rating officials; performs other duties prescribed by the commander; assists in the professional development of junior and company grade officer.

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