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

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of agricultural, forestry, aquacultural, and related workers.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • 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.
    • Observe animals for signs of illness, injury, or unusual behavior, notifying veterinarians or managers as warranted.
    • Observe fish and beds or ponds to detect diseases, monitor fish growth, determine quality of fish, or determine completeness of harvesting.
    • Train workers in tree felling or bucking, operation of tractors or loading machines, yarding or loading techniques, or safety regulations.
    • Treat animal illnesses or injuries, following experience or instructions of veterinarians.
    • Train workers in spawning, rearing, cultivating, and harvesting methods, and in the use of equipment.
    • Train workers in techniques such as planting, harvesting, weeding, or insect identification and in the use of safety measures.
    • Confer with managers to evaluate weather or soil conditions, to develop plans or procedures, or to discuss issues such as changes in fertilizers, herbicides, or cultivating techniques.
    • Communicate with forestry personnel regarding forest harvesting or forest management plans, procedures, or schedules.
    • Inspect crops, fields, or plant stock to determine conditions and need for cultivating, spraying, weeding, or harvesting.
    • Coordinate dismantling, moving, and setting up equipment at new work sites.
    • Coordinate the selection and movement of logs from storage areas, according to transportation schedules or production requirements.
    • Schedule work crews, equipment, or transportation for several different work locations.
    • Drive or operate farm machinery, such as trucks, tractors, or self-propelled harvesters, to transport workers or supplies or to cultivate or harvest fields.
    • Perform both supervisory and management functions, such as accounting, marketing, and personnel work.
    • Transport or arrange for transport of animals, equipment, food, animal feed, and other supplies to and from work sites.
    • Inspect buildings, fences, fields or ranges, supplies, and equipment to determine work to be performed.
    • Read inventory records, customer orders, or shipping schedules to determine required activities.
    • Inspect facilities to determine maintenance needs.
    • Confer with managers to determine production requirements, conditions of equipment and supplies, and work schedules.
    • Prepare and maintain time or payroll reports, as well as details of personnel actions, such as performance evaluations, hires, promotions, or disciplinary actions.
    • Requisition or purchase supplies, such as insecticides, machine parts or lubricants, or tools.
    • Monitor or oversee construction projects, such as horticultural buildings or irrigation systems.
    • Issue equipment, such as farm implements, machinery, ladders, or containers to workers, and collect equipment when work is complete.
    • Calculate or monitor budgets for maintenance or development of collections, grounds, or infrastructure.

    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.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    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.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 60680/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 29.17/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 810
    • Yearly Projected Openings 120

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Enterprising: 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

    Tools

    • Veterinary injection or suction units or accessories
    • Pisciculture supplies
    • Lumbering equipment
    • Commercial fishing nets
    • Animal husbandry equipment

    Technology

    • Inventory management software
    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Calendar and scheduling software
    • Accounting software

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