Logistics Officer Occupational Analysis / L’analyse de profession des officiers de la logistique

The Logistics Officer Occupational Analysis – What you Need to Know!

This Royal Canadian Logistics Service Communiqué is being promulgated to provide you with some important information on the Logistics Officer Occupational Analysis (LogO OA). What it is, where we are in the process, and next steps – which will involve all of you.

In July 2020, the LogO OA was launched with the goal of addressing defined problems within the occupation and delivering an Occupation Specification (OS) as mandated by the new Job Based System (JBS) adopted by the CAF over ten years ago.

During the analysis phase, consideration was given to several factors resulting in a decision designed to develop professionally competent, institutionally credible Logistics Officers. That decision determined there would be only one Logistics Officer occupation with core competencies in materiel management, transportation, personnel administration, and budgeting. As LogOs progress in rank and experience, they will either select a career path in sustainment as a Logistics Sustainment Officer (LSO) and get advanced training and specialization in sustainment specialties or they will select a career path in the sub-occupation of Finance with core competencies in budgeting, financial management, financial services and policy, and personnel administration, and where they will receive advanced financial training. Thus, in future, all Logistics Officers will be classified as either Logistics Sustainment Officers (LSO) or Logistics Finance Officers (LFO).

With the analysis done and the decision finalized, the implementation phase has begun. CFLTC is working hard to restructure required training in preparation for the first round of courses in 2024. Preliminary work has begun with the elimination of the 2023 Transportation Officer specialty course, elimination of all but one of the 2023 Human Resource Officer specialty courses, and the commencement of the rewrite and translation of new course materiel to effectively train the new LogO core competencies. Current qualifications and experience will be acknowledged and honoured meaning that re-training for current LogOs who have reached the Occupational Functional Point (OFP) will not be required.

As we move forward, the information phase will be key to educating all LogOs on this crucial evolution of the trade. Passage of information will be done in four key steps:

  1. Initial communiqué on the LogO OA (this message) – May 2023;
  2. Senior Officer Information Sessions – June/July 2023;
  3. Locally held information sessions held by local reps – June/July/August 2023; and
  4. RCLSI virtual information sessions – August/September 2023.

These information sessions and townhalls will aim to provide you the information you require to move into the next phase of this process, either to make a selection for your career, or to mentor someone else through the selection process. The Selection Phase will be carried out in mid to late Fall 2023.  We will begin with members identifying their professional preferences to be either LSO or LFO, and succession planners and chains of command will confirm based on service requirements.  This selection phase will set the stage for the new training to begin in 2024.

I am excited for the next phase of our evolution as Logistics Officers in the CAF. This new direction will see our profession evolve into one that is better trained, better prepared, and more in line with industry allowing us to modernize our processes and better enable CAF operations anywhere in the world.

L’analyse de profession des officiers de la logistique – Ce que vous devez savoir

Ce communiqué du Service royal de la logistique du Canada est promulgué pour vous fournir des informations importantes sur l’analyse de profession des officiers de la logistique (AP OLog). Qu’est-ce que c’est, où nous en sommes dans le processus et les prochaines étapes – qui vous impliqueront tous.

En juillet 2020, le AP OLog a été lancé dans le but de résoudre des problèmes définis au sein de la profession et de fournir une structure de groupe professionnel militaire comme l’exige le nouveau système de description de spécification de travail (DST) adopté par les FAC il y a plus de dix ans.

Au cours de la phase d’analyse, nous avons tenu compte de plusieurs facteurs qui ont abouti à une décision visant la formation d’officiers de la logistique compétents sur le plan professionnel et crédibles sur le plan institutionnel. Cette décision a déterminé qu’il n’y aurait qu’une seule profession d’officier de la logistique avec des compétences de base dans la gestion du matériel, le transport, l’administration du personnel et la budgétisation. Au fur et à mesure que les OLog progresseront en grade et en expérience, ils seront appelés à choisir un cheminement de carrière. Que ce soit dans le soutien en tant qu’officier de soutien logistique (OSL) où ils obtiendront une formation avancée et spécialisation dans les spécialités de soutien, ou ils choisiront un cheminement de carrière dans la sous-occupation des finances avec le noyau compétences en matière de budgétisation, de gestion financière, de services et de politiques financières et d’administration du personnel, et où ils recevront une formation financière avancée. Ainsi, à l’avenir, tous les officiers de la logistique seront classés comme officiers de soutien logistique (OSL) ou officiers des finances logistiques (OFL).