DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
Occupational Description:Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of agricultural, forestry, aquacultural, and related workers. Excludes “First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers" (37-1012).
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 8 - Southwest||20||5||$24.78/hr||$2.07/hr||$13.74/hr||$23.30/hr||$25.94/hr||$28.47/hr||$32.06/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers||260||$12.88/hr||N/A|
|First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers||140||$25.82/hr||N/A|
|Agricultural Equipment Operators||120||$16.59/hr||N/A|
|First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers||70||$15.70/hr||N/A|
|Coaches and Scouts||50||$19,188/yr||N/A|
|First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers||20||$19.62/hr||N/A|
|Dietitians and Nutritionists||20||$25.78/hr||N/A|
Tasks for First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
- Assigns duties, such as tilling soil, planting, irrigating, storing crops, and maintaining machines, and assigns fields or rows to workers.
- Contracts with seasonal workers and farmers to provide employment, and arranges for transportation, equipment, and living quarters.
- Investigates grievances and settles disputes to maintain harmony among workers.
- Opens gate to permit entry of water into ditches or pipes, and signals worker to start flow of water to irrigate fields.
- Drives and operates farm machinery, such as trucks, tractors, or self-propelled harvesters, to transport workers or cultivate and harvest fields.
- Requisitions and purchases farm supplies, such as insecticides, machine parts or lubricants, and tools.
- Confers with manager to evaluate weather and soil conditions and to develop and revise plans and procedures.
- Prepares time, payroll, and production reports, such as farm conditions, amount of yield, machinery breakdowns, and labor problems.
- Directs or assists in adjustment, repair, and maintenance of farm machinery and equipment.
- Trains workers in methods of field work and safety regulations, and briefs them on identifying characteristic of insects and diseases.
- Determines number and kind of workers needed to perform required work, and schedules activities.
- Inspects crops and fields to determine maturity, yield, infestation, or work requirements, such as cultivating, spraying, weeding, or harvesting.
- Issues farm implements and machinery, ladders, or containers to workers and collects them at end of workday.
- Recruits, hires, and discharges workers.
- Observes workers to detect inefficient and unsafe work procedures or identify problems, and initiates actions to correct improper procedure or solve problem.
- Assigns workers to tasks, such as feeding and treating animals, cleaning quarters, transferring animals, and maintaining facilities.
- Confers with manager to discuss and ascertain production requirements, condition of equipment and supplies, and work schedules.
- Observes animals, such as cattle, sheep, poultry, or game animals, for signs of illness, injury, nervousness, or unnatural behavior.
- Trains workers in animal care, artificial insemination techniques, egg candling and sorting, and transfer of animals.
- Notifies veterinarian and manager of serious illnesses or injuries to animals.
- Monitors eggs and adjusts incubator thermometer and gauges, to ascertain hatching progress and maintain specified conditions.
- Treats animal illness or injury, following experience or instructions of veterinarian.
- Inseminates livestock artificially to produce desired offspring and to demonstrate techniques to farmers.
- Transports or arranges for transport of animals, equipment, food, animal feed, and other supplies to and from worksite.
- Requisitions equipment, materials, and supplies.
- Prepares animal condition, production, feed consumption, and worker attendance reports.
- Inspects buildings, fences, fields or range, supplies, and equipment to determine work to be done.
- Recruits, hires, and pays workers.
- Oversees animal care, maintenance, breeding, or packing and transfer activities to ensure work is done correctly, and to identify and solve problems.
- Plans and prepares work schedules.
- Studies feed, weight, health, genetic, or milk production records to determine feed formula and rations or breeding schedule.
- Assigns workers to tasks, such as feeding and treatment of animals, and cleaning and maintenance of animal quarters.
- Directs and assists workers in maintenance and repair of facilities.
- Observes and examines animals to detect signs of illness and determine need of services from veterinarian.
- Investigates complaints of animal neglect or cruelty, and follows up on complaints appearing to justify prosecution.
- Delivers lectures to public to stimulate interest in animals and communicate humane philosophy to public.
- Operates euthanasia equipment to destroy animals.
- Prepares reports concerning activity of facility, employees' time records, and animal treatment.
- Plans budget, and arranges for purchase of animals, feed, or supplies.
- Trains workers in animal care procedures, maintenance duties, and safety precautions.
- Establishes work schedule and procedures of animal care.
- Monitors animal care and inspects facilities to identify problems, and discusses solutions with workers.
- Assigns workers to duties, such as cultivation, harvesting, maintenance, grading and packing products, or altering greenhouse environmental conditions.
- Inspects facilities to determine maintenance needs, such as malfunctioning environmental- control system, clogged sprinklers, or missing glass panes in greenhouse.
- Prepares and submits written or oral reports of personnel actions, such as performance evaluations, hires, promotions, and discipline.
- Trains employees in horticultural techniques, such as transplanting and weeding, shearing and harvesting trees, and grading and packing flowers.
- Drives and operates heavy machinery, such as dump truck, tractor, or growth-media tiller, to transport materials and supplies.
- Maintains records of employees' hours worked, and work completed.
- Observes plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees in greenhouses, cold frames, or fields to ascertain condition.
- Reviews employees' work to ascertain quality and quantity of work performed.
- Estimates work-hour requirements to plant, cultivate, or harvest, and prepares work schedule.
- Confers with management to report conditions, plan planting and harvesting schedules, and to discuss changes in fertilizer, herbicides, or cultivating techniques.
- Reads inventory records, customer orders, and shipping schedules to ascertain day's activities.
- Plans and schedules logging operations, such as felling and bucking trees, grading and sorting logs, and yarding and loading logs.
- Prepares production and personnel time records for management.
- Trains workers in felling and bucking trees, operating tractors and loading machines, yarding and loading techniques, and safety regulations.
- Confers with mill, company, and government forestry officials to determine safest and most efficient method of logging tract.
- Oversees logging operations to identify and solve problems, and ensure safety and company regulations are being followed.
- Coordinates dismantling, moving, and setting up equipment at new worksite.
- Determines methods for logging operations, size of crew, and equipment requirements.
- Changes logging operations or methods to eliminate unsafe conditions, and warns or disciplines workers disregarding safety regulations.
- Coordinates selection and movement of logs from storage areas, according to transportation schedules or production requirements of wood products plant.
- Assigns workers to duties, such as trees to be cut, cutting sequence and specifications, and loading of trucks, railcars, or rafts.
- Assigns workers to duties, such as fertilizing and incubating spawn, feeding and transferring fish, and planting, cultivating, and harvesting shellfish beds.
- Directs workers to correct deviations or problems, such as disease, quality of seed distribution, or adequacy of cultivation.
- Trains workers in spawning, rearing, cultivating, and harvesting methods, and use of equipment.
- Confers with manager to determine time and place of seed planting, and cultivating, feeding, or harvesting of fish or shellfish.
- Records number and type of fish or shellfish reared and harvested, and keeps workers' time records.
- Observes fish and beds or ponds to detect diseases, determine quality of fish, or determine completeness of harvesting.
- Plans work schedules according to availability of personnel and equipment, tidal levels, feeding schedules, or need for transfer or harvest.
- Oversees worker activities, such as treatment and rearing of fingerlings, maintenance of equipment, and harvesting of fish or shellfish.