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First-Line Supervisors of Agricultural Crop & Horticultural Workers

Also called: Farm Owner Operator, Field Operations Farm Manager, Grower, Pest Management Supervisor

What they do:
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of agricultural crop or horticultural workers.
On the job, you would:
  • Inspect crops, fields, or plant stock to determine conditions and need for cultivating, spraying, weeding, or harvesting.
  • Assign duties, such as cultivation, irrigation, or harvesting of crops or plants, product packaging or grading, or equipment maintenance.
  • Observe workers to detect inefficient or unsafe work procedures or to identify problems, initiating corrective action as necessary.

Knowledge

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • food production
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
Resource Management
  • selecting and managing the best workers for a job
  • managing your time and the time of other people

Abilities

Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Independence
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office software
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$43,480
per year, on average
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