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

Also called: Farm Supervisor, Harvesting Supervisor, Hatchery Manager, Logging 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
  • food production
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • teaching people how to do something

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • group things in different ways

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
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology
Data base user interface and query software
  • Database software
  • Valley Agricultural Software DairyCOMP 305

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$48,640
$32,400
$79,050
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