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33-9093.00 - Transportation Security Screeners

Conduct screening of passengers, baggage, or cargo to ensure compliance with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations. May operate basic security equipment such as x-ray machines and hand wands at screening checkpoints.

Sample of reported job titles: Transportation Security Officer (TSO), Security Screener

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
98   Core Inspect carry-on items, using x-ray viewing equipment, to determine whether items contain objects that warrant further investigation.
95   Core Search carry-on or checked baggage by hand when it is suspected to contain prohibited items such as weapons.
93   Core Check passengers' tickets to ensure that they are valid, and to determine whether passengers have designations that require special handling, such as providing photo identification.
92   Core Test baggage for any explosive materials, using equipment such as explosive detection machines or chemical swab systems.
91   Core Perform pat-down or hand-held wand searches of passengers who have triggered machine alarms, who are unable to pass through metal detectors, or who have been randomly identified for such searches.
91   Core Notify supervisors or other appropriate personnel when security breaches occur.
90   Core Send checked baggage through automated screening machines, and set bags aside for searching or rescreening as indicated by equipment.
90   Core Decide whether baggage that triggers alarms should be searched or should be allowed to pass through.
89   Core Follow those who breach security until police or other security personnel arrive to apprehend them.
88   Core Inform other screeners when baggage should not be opened because it might contain explosives.
86   Core Inspect checked baggage for signs of tampering.
85   Core Ask passengers to remove shoes and divest themselves of metal objects prior to walking through metal detectors.
83   Core Close entry areas following security breaches or reopen areas after receiving notification that the airport is secure.
81   Core Challenge suspicious people, requesting their badges and asking what their business is in a particular areas.
81   Core Patrol work areas to detect any suspicious items.
80   Core Contact police directly in cases of urgent security issues, using phones or two-way radios.
79   Core Record information about any baggage that sets off alarms in monitoring equipment.
75   Core Watch for potentially dangerous persons whose pictures are posted at checkpoints.
74   Core Contact leads or supervisors to discuss objects of concern that are not on prohibited object lists.
73   Core Confiscate dangerous items and hazardous materials found in opened bags and turn them over to airlines for disposal.
70   Core Monitor passenger flow through screening checkpoints to ensure order and efficiency.
66   Core Inform passengers of how to mail prohibited items to themselves, or confiscate these items.
60   Core Provide directions and respond to passenger inquiries.
59   Core Direct passengers to areas where they can pick up their baggage after screening is complete.
93   Supplemental View images of checked bags and cargo, using remote screening equipment, and alert baggage screeners or handlers to any possible problems.
90   Supplemental Locate suspicious bags pictured in printouts sent from remote monitoring areas, and set these bags aside for inspection.

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Chemical test strips or papers — Chemical detection testing kits
Desktop computers
Loupes — Magnifying loupes
Magnetic particle examination equipment — Body imaging scanners
Metal detectors — Handheld metal detectors; Walk-through metal detectors
Notebook computers — Laptop computers
Personal computers
Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems
Two way radios — Mobile radios
Ultrasonic examination equipment — Millimeter wave imaging units
Ultraviolet UV lamps — Black lights
Weapon or explosives detectors and supplies — Explosive detection systems; Explosive trace portals
X ray radiography examination equipment — Backscatter imaging units; CastScope machines; X ray security inspection equipment

Technology used in this occupation:

Computer based training software — Threat Image Protection TIP software
Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software
Electronic mail software — Email software
Internet browser software — Web browser software
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
Word processing software — Microsoft Word

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
70   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.
65   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.
64   English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
44   Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
42   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.
36   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.
36   Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
34   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.
27   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.
25   Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
24   Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
23   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.
23   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.
23   Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
20   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.
20   Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
19   Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
18   Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
12   Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
10   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.
10   Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
  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.
  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.
  Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  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.
 Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
 Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
60   Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
60   Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
56   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.
56   Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
56   Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
56   Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
53   Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
50   Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
50   Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
50   Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
47   Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
47   Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
47   Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
44   Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
44   Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
41   Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
41   Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
41   Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
38   Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
38   Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
38   Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
35   Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
31   Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
28   Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
25   Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
22   Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
22   Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
22   Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
22   Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
19   Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
16   Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
16   Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
13   Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
 Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
 Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
78   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.
66   Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
63   Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
63   Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
63   Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
63   Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
63   Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
60   Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
60   Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
60   Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
56   Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
56   Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
53   Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
53   Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
53   Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
50   Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
50   Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
50   Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
47   Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
47   Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
47   Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
47   Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
47   Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
47   Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
44   Rate Control — The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
44   Time Sharing — The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
44   Trunk Strength — The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
44   Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
41   Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
41   Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
41   Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
41   Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
41   Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
38   Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
38   Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
38   Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
38   Response Orientation — The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
35   Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
35   Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
35   Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
31   Depth Perception — The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
31   Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
28   Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
25   Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
25   Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
22   Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
22   Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
10   Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
  Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
  Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
  Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
81   Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
78   Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
75   Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
73   Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Communicate situation details to appropriate personnel.
  • Request emergency personnel.
73   Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • Block physical access to restricted areas.
  • Confiscate prohibited or dangerous items.
  • Prevent unauthorized individuals from entering restricted areas.
  • Search individuals for illegal or dangerous items.
72   Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
69   Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
68   Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Determine operational procedures.
65   Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
63   Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
60   Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Locate suspicious objects or vehicles.
  • Maintain surveillance of individuals or establishments.
  • Monitor access or flow of people to prevent problems.
  • Patrol properties to maintain safety.
58   Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Inspect cargo to identify potential hazards.
57   Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
56   Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
56   Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
54   Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
  • Inform the public about policies, services or procedures.
53   Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
53   Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
53   Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
52   Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
52   Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Record information about suspicious objects.
50   Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
46   Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
46   Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
45   Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
45   Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
45   Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
45   Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
  • Examine personal documentation to ensure that it is valid.
43   Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
43   Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
41   Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
40   Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
37   Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
36   Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
36   Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
34   Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
32   Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
26   Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment — Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
18   Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
16   Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
  Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment — Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Context
Work Context
94   Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — How much does this job require wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?
93   Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?
91   Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — How frequently does the worker have to deal with unpleasant, angry, or discourteous individuals as part of the job requirements?
90   Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?
89   Contact With Others — How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?
86   Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?
85   Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?
85   Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — How often does this job require working exposed to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable?
83   Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?
83   Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?
82   Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — How much does this job require using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?
81   Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?
77   Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?
76   Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?
71   Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?
71   Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?
70   Frequency of Decision Making — How frequently is the worker required to make decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the organization?
69   Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?
69   Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?
68   Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?
66   Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — How do the decisions an employee makes impact the results of co-workers, clients or the company?
62   Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?
60   Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?
58   Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?
58   Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?
56   Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.
55   Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?
54   Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?
52   Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?
50   Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?
49   Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?
47   Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment — How important is it to this job that the pace is determined by the speed of equipment or machinery? (This does not refer to keeping busy at all times on this job.)
47   Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?
45   Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?
45   Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?
42   Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?
42   Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — How often does this job require working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures?
41   Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?
41   Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?
41   Structured versus Unstructured Work — To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?
40   Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?
39   Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?
38   Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?
37   Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?
36   Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?
35   Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?
26   Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?
24   Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?
24   Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?
22   Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?
15   Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?
  In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?
  Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?
  Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?
  Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?
  Wear Specialized Protective or Safety Equipment such as Breathing Apparatus, Safety Harness, Full Protection Suits, or Radiation Protection — How much does this job require wearing specialized protective or safety equipment such as breathing apparatus, safety harness, full protection suits, or radiation protection?
  In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Title Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
Education These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
Related Experience Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include sheet metal workers, forest fire fighters, customer service representatives, physical therapist aides, salespersons (retail), and tellers.
SVP Range (4.0 to < 6.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
85   High school diploma or equivalent Help
11   Some college, no degree
  Less than high school diploma

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
78   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.
78   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.
56   Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
28   Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
11   Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
 Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

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Work Styles   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Style
91   Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
87   Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
86   Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
86   Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
85   Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
83   Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
83   Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
71   Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
65   Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
65   Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
65   Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
61   Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
58   Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
54   Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
41   Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
38   Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
83   Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
67   Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
39   Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
39   Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.
36   Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
28   Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.

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Related Occupations   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

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41-2012.00 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers
43-3041.00 Gaming Cage Workers
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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2013) $17.83 hourly, $37,090 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 51,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 14,700
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)
Government (98% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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