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.

On the job, one would


    KNOWLEDGE


    • 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.

    • Mechanical
      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.

    SKILLS


    • 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
      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.

    ABILITIES


    • 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.

    PERSONALITY

    People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

    • Dependability
      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.

    • Integrity
      Job requires being honest and ethical.

    • Leadership
      Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.

    • Cooperation
      Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

    • Initiative
      Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

    • Independence
      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.

    • Self-Control
      Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

    • Adaptability/Flexibility
      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.

    TECHNOLOGY

    • 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

    • Preparation

      Medium Preparation Needed

    • Education

      Training in vocational schools or an Associate deg

    • Experience

      Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations.

    • Jobtraining

      Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.

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