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Fishing and Hunting Workers

Hunt, trap, catch, or gather wild animals or aquatic animals and plants. May use nets, traps, or other equipment. May haul catch onto ship or other vessel.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Steer vessels and operate navigational instruments.
    • Skin quarry, using knives, and stretch pelts on frames to be cured.
    • Scrape fat, blubber, or flesh from skin sides of pelts with knives or hand scrapers.
    • Maintain engines, fishing gear, and other on-board equipment and perform minor repairs.
    • Harvest marine life for human or animal consumption, using diving or dredging equipment, traps, barges, rods, reels, or tackle.
    • Select, bait, and set traps, and lay poison along trails, according to species, size, habits, and environs of birds or animals and reasons for trapping them.
    • Attach nets, slings, hooks, blades, or lifting devices to cables, booms, hoists, or dredges.
    • Participate in animal damage control, wildlife management, disease control, and research activities.
    • Release quarry from traps or nets and transfer to cages.
    • Kill or stun trapped quarry, using clubs, poisons, guns, or drowning methods.
    • Travel on foot, by vehicle, or by equipment such as boats, snowmobiles, helicopters, snowshoes, or skis to reach hunting areas.
    • Maintain and repair trapping equipment.
    • Obtain required approvals for using poisons or traps, and notify persons in areas where traps and poison are set.
    • Locate fish, using fish-finding equipment.
    • Track animals by checking for signs such as droppings or destruction of vegetation.
    • Wash and sort pelts according to species, color, and quality.
    • Connect accessories such as floats, weights, flags, lights, or markers to nets, lines, or traps.
    • Load and unload vessel equipment and supplies, by hand or using hoisting equipment.
    • Patrol trap lines or nets to inspect settings, remove catch, and reset or relocate traps.
    • Obtain permission from landowners to hunt or trap on their land.
    • Put fishing equipment into the water and anchor or tow equipment, according to the fishing method used.
    • Sort, pack, and store catch in holds with salt and ice.
    • Remove catches from fishing equipment and measure them to ensure compliance with legal size.
    • Sort, pack, and store catch in holds with salt and ice.
    • Obtain required approvals for using poisons or traps, and notify persons in areas where traps and poison are set.
    • Compute positions and plot courses on charts to navigate vessels, using instruments such as compasses, sextants, and charts.
    • Transport fish to processing plants or to buyers.
    • Interpret weather and vessel conditions to determine appropriate responses.
    • Wash decks, conveyors, knives, and other equipment, using brushes, detergents, and water.
    • Teach or guide individuals or groups unfamiliar with specific hunting methods or types of prey.

    Skills

    • Coordination

      Changing what is done based on other people's actions.

    • Active Listening

      Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

    • Negotiation

      Bringing people together to solve differences.

    • Equipment Maintenance

      Planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment.

    • Management of Personnel Resources

      Selecting and managing the best workers for a job.

    • Programming

      Writing computer programs.

    • Writing

      Writing things for co-workers or customers.

    • Instructing

      Teaching people how to do something.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Reading work-related information.

    • Active Learning

      Figuring out how to use new ideas or things.

    • Systems Evaluation

      Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

    • Installation

      Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs.

    • Management of Financial Resources

      Making spending decisions and keeping track of what is spent.

    • Monitoring

      Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.

    • Service Orientation

      Looking for ways to help people.

    • Learning Strategies

      Using the best training or teaching strategies for learning new things.

    • Critical Thinking

      Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

    • Technology Design

      Making equipment and technology useful for customers.

    • Operations Analysis

      Figuring out what a product or service needs to be able to do.

    • Troubleshooting

      Figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work.

    • Systems Analysis

      Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it.

    • Operations Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or display screens to make sure a machine is working.

    • Management of Material Resources

      Managing equipment and materials.

    • Time Management

      Managing your time and the time of other people.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others.

    • Persuasion

      Talking people into changing their minds or their behavior.

    • Mathematics

      Using math to solve problems.

    • Social Perceptiveness

      Understanding people's reactions.

    • Complex Problem Solving

      Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

    • Operation and Control

      Using equipment or systems.

    • Judgment and Decision Making

      Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one.

    • Quality Control Analysis

      Testing how well a product or service works.

    • Repairing

      Repairing machines or systems using the right tools.

    • Science

      Using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems.

    • Equipment Selection

      Deciding what kind of tools and equipment are needed to do a job.

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    Graphic Literacy
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    Abilities

    • Dynamic Strength

      Exercising for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

    • Extent Flexibility

      Bending, stretching, twisting, or reaching with your body, arms, and/or legs.

    • Dynamic Flexibility

      Quickly and repeatedly bending, stretching, twisting, or reaching out with your body, arms, and/or legs.

    • Glare Sensitivity

      Seeing something even if there is a glare or very bright light.

    • Hearing Sensitivity

      Telling the difference between sounds.

    • Written Comprehension

      Reading and understanding what is written.

    • Information Ordering

      Ordering or arranging things.

    • Static Strength

      Lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      Using rules to solve problems.

    • Flexibility of Closure

      Seeing hidden patterns.

    • Multilimb Coordination

      Using your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down.

    • Speed of Limb Movement

      Quickly moving your arms and legs.

    • Control Precision

      Quickly changing the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      Noticing when problems happen.

    • Category Flexibility

      Grouping things in different ways.

    • Manual Dexterity

      Holding or moving items with your hands.

    • Near Vision

      Seeing details up close.

    • Night Vision

      Seeing at night or under low light.

    • Sound Localization

      Noticing the direction that a sound came from.

    • Speech Recognition

      Recognizing spoken words.

    • Oral Comprehension

      Listening and understanding what people say.

    • Oral Expression

      Communicating by speaking.

    • Originality

      Creating new and original ideas.

    • Spatial Orientation

      Knowing where things are around you.

    • Mathematical Reasoning

      Choosing the right type of math to solve a problem.

    • Selective Attention

      Paying attention to something without being distracted.

    • Finger Dexterity

      Putting together small parts with your fingers.

    • Reaction Time

      Quickly moving your hand, finger, or foot based on a sound, light, picture or other command.

    • Visualization

      Imagining how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

    • Rate Control

      Changing when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

    • Trunk Strength

      Using your lower back and stomach.

    • Stamina

      Exercising for a long time without getting out of breath.

    • Gross Body Coordination

      Moving your arms, legs, and mid-section together while your whole body is moving.

    • Gross Body Equilibrium

      Keeping your balance or staying upright.

    • Far Vision

      Seeing details that are far away.

    • Visual Color Discrimination

      Noticing the difference between colors, including shades and brightness.

    • Peripheral Vision

      Seeing something to your side when your are looking ahead.

    • Depth Perception

      Deciding which thing is closer or farther away from you, or deciding how far away it is from you.

    • Auditory Attention

      Paying attention to one sound while there are other distracting sounds.

    • Speech Clarity

      Speaking clearly.

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      Keeping your arm or hand steady.

    • Written Expression

      Communicating by writing.

    • Fluency of Ideas

      Coming up with lots of ideas.

    • Memorization

      Remembering words, numbers, pictures, or steps.

    • Response Orientation

      Quickly deciding if you should move your hand, foot, or other body part.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      Making general rules or coming up with answers from lots of detailed information.

    • Number Facility

      Adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing.

    • Perceptual Speed

      Quickly comparing groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

    • Time Sharing

      Doing two or more things at the same time.

    • Wrist-Finger Speed

      Making fast, simple, repeated movements of your fingers, hands, and wrists.

    • Speed of Closure

      Quickly knowing what you are looking at.

    • Explosive Strength

      Jumping, sprinting, or throwing something.

    Knowledge

    • 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.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Personnel and Human Resources

      Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • Biology

      Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

    • Building and Construction

      Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

    • Telecommunications

      Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • Law and Government

      Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

    • Transportation

      Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

    • Design

      Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    • Engineering and Technology

      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

    • Chemistry

      Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

    • Psychology

      Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

    • Sociology and Anthropology

      Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures, and their history and origins.

    • Public Safety and Security

      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

    • Food Production

      Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

    • Medicine and Dentistry

      Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

    • Foreign Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

    • History and Archeology

      Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.

    • Philosophy and Theology

      Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.

    • Therapy and Counseling

      Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

    • Fine Arts

      Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

    • Communications and Media

      Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

    • 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.

    • Administrative

      Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology.

    • Economics and Accounting

      Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

    • Sales and Marketing

      Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • Physics

      Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub-atomic structures and processes.

    • Geography

      Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

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    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Initiative
    • Attention to Detail
    • Independence
    • Integrity
    • Persistence

    Tools

    • Acoustic ear muffs or defenders
    • Air rifles or air handguns
    • All terrain vehicles tracked or wheeled
    • Anchor lines
    • Anchor retrievers
    • Anchor rollers
    • Animal calls
    • Animal catching devices
    • Archery arm guards
    • Archery arrows
    • Archery bow strings
    • Archery bows
    • Archery gloves
    • Assistive listening devices
    • Axes
    • Bench vises
    • Binoculars
    • Blocks or pulleys
    • Boathooks
    • Borescope inspection equipment
    • Calipers
    • Camera tripods
    • Carts
    • Chest freezers
    • Claw hammer
    • Cleaning brushes
    • Clock timers
    • Commercial fish hooks
    • Commercial fishing floats
    • Commercial fishing line tackle
    • Commercial fishing nets
    • Commercial fishing reels
    • Commercial sinkers or weights
    • Commercial use cutlery
    • Compressed air gun
    • Deburring tool
    • Dewatering pumps
    • Digital camcorders or video cameras
    • Dinghies
    • Direction finding compasses
    • Diving instruments or accessories
    • Drain or pipe cleaning equipment
    • Dredgers
    • Electronic charts or maps or atlases
    • Electronic counters
    • Farmers own file
    • Fertilizer spreaders or distributors
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Fishing boats
    • Fishing lures
    • Fishing net haulers
    • Fishing rods
    • Flares
    • Flashlight
    • Flat nose pliers
    • Force or torque sensors
    • Funnels
    • Global positioning system GPS receiver
    • Goggles
    • Gun barrel
    • Gun cases
    • Handguns
    • Hard hats
    • Hatchets
    • Hoists
    • Hydraulic hand crimp tool
    • Infrared imagers
    • Instrument tripods
    • Insulated or flotation suits
    • J hooks
    • Knife blades
    • Laser measuring systems
    • Leather straps
    • Life rings
    • Life vests or preservers
    • Lifeboats or liferafts
    • Lifelines or lifeline equipment
    • Lifting cables
    • Light enhancing cameras or vision devices
    • Light trucks or sport utility vehicles
    • Lighters
    • Lighting pole or post and hardware
    • Machetes
    • Magnifiers
    • Marine craft communications systems
    • Marine fenders
    • Marine rudders
    • Marine signaling systems
    • Metallic mirrors
    • Micrometers
    • Mining headlamp
    • Mobile medical services first aid blankets
    • Mobile medical services first aid kits
    • Needlenose pliers
    • Notebook computers
    • Paddles
    • Parts of guns or pistols
    • Personal computers
    • Pet grooming products
    • Phone headsets
    • Picks
    • Pisciculture supplies
    • Pocket knives
    • Post hole digger
    • Pressure or steam cleaners
    • Protective knee pads
    • Protective pants
    • Pull spring balances
    • Pullers
    • Radar reflectors
    • Radarbased surveillance systems
    • Radio navigation instruments
    • Radios
    • Rangefinders
    • Recreational motorboats
    • Recreational rowboats
    • Respirators
    • Restraint vests and jackets
    • Safety glasses
    • Safety harnesses or belts
    • Safety horns
    • Safety vests
    • Saws
    • Screw hooks
    • Screwdrivers
    • Sextants
    • Sharpening stones or tools or kits
    • Shears
    • Shovels
    • Sifters
    • Skis
    • Slings
    • Snowmobiles or snow scooter
    • Sonars
    • Specialty wrenches
    • Sporting decoys
    • Sporting rifles
    • Sporting shotguns
    • Sporting traps
    • Still cameras
    • Storm lights
    • Stripping tools
    • Strobe or warning lights
    • Tablet computers
    • Tag guns
    • Telescopes
    • Tents
    • Threading taps
    • Tongs
    • Trapshooting equipment
    • Trawlers
    • Trowels
    • Tumblers or polishers
    • Two way radios
    • Ultrasonic cleaning equipment
    • Utility knives
    • Water purification equipment
    • Winches
    • Wire brushes
    • Wire cutters
    • Wire lug crimping tool
    • Wire or cable cutter
    • Workshop cranes

    Technology

    • Analytical or scientific software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Inventory management software
    • Map creation software
    • Office suite software
    • Route navigation software

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