Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
Skills & Knowledge
Most Important Skills for Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
- Coordinating with Others—Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- 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.
- Managing People—Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
- Monitoring Performance—Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Reading—Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Being Aware of Others—Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Making Decisions—Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Speaking—Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Managing Time—Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Monitoring Equipment—Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Most Important Knowledge Areas for Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
- Production and Processing—Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
- 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.
- 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.
- Mechanical—Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Food Production—Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
- 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.
- 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 m
- Mathematics—Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Biology—Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
- 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.
Different careers may be a good fit for your personality or interests. This career is:
- Realistic—Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
- Enterprising—Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
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Describe Your Skills
People who have worked in this career typically perform the following tasks. These statements can help a prospective employer understand what you can do, on a resume or during an interview.
- Collecting information from different sources.
- Coordinating the work or activities of other people.
- Making decisions or solving problems.
- Communicating with supervisors, co-workers, or people that work under you.
- Guiding, directing, and motivating people that work under you.
- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to find or fix problems.
- Judging the qualities of things, services, or people.
- Controlling machines and processes.
Careers that Use Similar Skills
The following careers use skills, knowledge, and abilities that are similar to those used for Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers.
- Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
- Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators
- Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
- Supervisors of Firefighters
- Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
- Segmental Pavers
- Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
- Environmental Science Technicians
- Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
- Industrial Production Managers
- Food Service Managers
- Oil, Gas, and Mining Service Unit Operators
- Extraction Worker Helpers
- Farmers and Ranchers
- Environmental Engineering Technicians
- Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
- Heat Treating Equipment Operators
- Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Operators
- Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
- Conservation Scientists
- Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
- Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operators
- Explosives Workers
- Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
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