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First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Workers

Also called: Field Operations Farm Manager, Fish Hatchery Manager, Logging Supervisor, Pest Management Supervisor

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What they do:
Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of agricultural, forestry, aquacultural, and related workers.
On the job, you would:
  • Assign tasks such as feeding and treatment of animals, and cleaning and maintenance of animal quarters.
  • Record the numbers and types of fish or shellfish reared, harvested, released, sold, and shipped.
  • Monitor workers to ensure that safety regulations are followed, warning or disciplining those who violate safety regulations.

Knowledge

Business
  • management
  • customer service
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
Resource Management
  • selecting and managing the best workers for a job
  • managing your time and the time of other people

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
Hearing and Speech
  • recognize spoken words

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software Hot Technology
  • Database software
Accounting software
  • BCS Woodlands Software The Logger Tracker
  • Sage 50 Accounting
Calendar and scheduling software
  • Employee scheduling software
  • Work scheduling software

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$48,280
$30,130
$80,950
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