- My Career Path
- First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
Also called : Cattle Manager, Field Operations Farm Manager, Fish Farm Manager, Fish Hatchery Manager, Harvest Supervisor, Harvesting Supervisor, Logging Crew Foreman, Logging Supervisor, Pest Management Superviso
What they do
Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of agricultural, forestry, aquacultural, and related workers.
- Administration and Management
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
- Production and Processing
Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- Active Listening
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Critical Thinking
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
- Management of Personnel Resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
- Flexibility of Closure
The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
- Control Precision
The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
- Written Expression
The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
- Category Flexibility
The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
- Multilimb Coordination
The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;
Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
- Attention to Detail
Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Job requires being honest and ethical.
Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
- Stress Tolerance
Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.
- Food Service Managers
- Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health
- First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
- Service Unit Operators, Oil and Gas
- Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
- Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
- First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
- First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
- Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
- Conservation Scientists
- Accounting software
- Calendar and scheduling software
- Data base user interface and query software
- Electronic mail software
- Enterprise resource planning ERP software
- Expert system software
- Internet browser software
- Inventory management software
- Map creation software
- Office suite software
- Presentation software
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Medium Preparation Needed
Training in vocational schools or an Associate deg
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.