Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
On the Job
Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry workers are responsible for directly overseeing the work of people who are employed in these industries.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Monitor animal behavior or condition.
- Confer with managers to make operational decisions.
- Prepare materials or solutions for animal or plant use.
- Transport animals, crops, or equipment.
- Communicate with other workers to coordinate activities.
- Determine forestry techniques or methods.
- Estimate labor or resource requirements for forestry, fishing, or agricultural operations.
- Schedule agricultural or forestry work.
- Maintain personnel records.
- Record agricultural or forestry inventory data.
Typical Working Conditions
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Having telephone conversations.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Working with a group or team.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
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