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37-3013.00 - Tree Trimmers and Pruners

Using sophisticated climbing and rigging techniques, cut away dead or excess branches from trees or shrubs to maintain right-of-way for roads, sidewalks, or utilities, or to improve appearance, health, and value of tree. Prune or treat trees or shrubs using handsaws, hand pruners, clippers, and power pruners. Works off the ground in the tree canopy and may use truck-mounted lifts.

Sample of reported job titles: Arborist, Tree Trimmer, Tree Climber, Ground Worker, Line Clearance Foreman, Plant Health Care Technician, Groundsman, Tree Care Foreman

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
82   Core Supervise others engaged in tree trimming work and train lower-level employees.
82   Core Operate boom trucks, loaders, stump chippers, brush chippers, tractors, power saws, trucks, sprayers, and other equipment and tools.
81   Core Climb trees, using climbing hooks and belts, or climb ladders to gain access to work areas.
80   Core Clean, sharpen, and lubricate tools and equipment.
78   Core Cut away dead and excess branches from trees, or clear branches around power lines, using climbing equipment or buckets of extended truck booms, or chainsaws, hooks, handsaws, shears, and clippers.
78   Core Trim, top, and reshape trees to achieve attractive shapes or to remove low-hanging branches.
78   Core Prune, cut down, fertilize, and spray trees as directed by tree surgeons.
77   Core Hoist tools and equipment to tree trimmers, and lower branches with ropes or block and tackle.
76   Core Operate shredding and chipping equipment, and feed limbs and brush into the machines.
74   Core Load debris and refuse onto trucks and haul it away for disposal.
71   Core Inspect trees to determine if they have diseases or pest problems.
70   Core Cable, brace, tie, bolt, stake, and guy trees and branches to provide support.
70   Core Collect debris and refuse from tree trimming and removal operations into piles, using shovels, rakes or other tools.
69   Core Provide information to the public regarding trees, such as advice on tree care.
67   Core Clear sites, streets, and grounds of woody and herbaceous materials, such as tree stumps and fallen trees and limbs.
66   Core Remove broken limbs from wires, using hooked extension poles.
62   Core Trim jagged stumps, using saws or pruning shears.
53   Core Transplant and remove trees and shrubs, and prepare trees for moving.
69   Supplemental Spray trees to treat diseased or unhealthy trees, including mixing chemicals and calibrating spray equipment.
67   Supplemental Plan and develop budgets for tree work, and estimate the monetary value of trees.
59   Supplemental Water, root-feed, and fertilize trees.
54   Supplemental Apply tar or other protective substances to cut surfaces to seal surfaces, and to protect them from fungi and insects.
48   Supplemental Harvest tanbark by cutting rings and slits in bark and stripping bark from trees, using spuds or axes.
46   Supplemental Scrape decayed matter from cavities in trees and fill holes with cement to promote healing and to prevent further deterioration.
45   Supplemental Split logs or wooden blocks into bolts, pickets, posts, or stakes, using hand tools such as ax wedges, sledgehammers, and mallets.
44   Supplemental Install lightning protection on trees.

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Aerial working platform truck — Boom trucks; Bucket trucks
Ear muffs — Protective ear muffs
Ear plugs — Protective ear plugs
Facial shields — Protective masks
Fall protection lanyard — Safety lanyards
Flatbed trailers — Cargo trailers
Front end loaders — Wheeled front-end loaders
Ladders — Pole ladders; Tripod ladders
Lopper — Loppers
Power chippers — Brush chippers; Stump chippers
Power saws — Cordless power saws; Hydraulic stick saws
Pruning saw — Pole pruners; Pole saws; Tree pruning saws
Safety glasses — Protective safety glasses
Secateurs or pruning shears — Bypass pruners; Hand pruners; Hydraulic pruners; Power pruners
Soil probe — Soil sampling probes
Sprayers — Hydraulic chemical sprayers; Mist sprayers
Tape measures — Measuring tapes

Technology used in this occupation:

Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
Word processing software — Microsoft Word

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
63   Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
61   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.
58   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.
54   Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
52   English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
51   Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
51   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.
49   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.
46   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.
44   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.
41   Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
38   Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
36   Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
33   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.
32   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.
27   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.
25   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.
25   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.
25   Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
21   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.
20   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.
20   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.
18   Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
17   Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
15   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.
13   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.
11   Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
  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.
  Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
  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.
  Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


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

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
75   Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
75   Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
72   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.
72   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.
72   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.
69   Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
69   Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
66   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.
66   Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
66   Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
63   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.
63   Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
63   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.
60   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.
60   Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
60   Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
56   Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
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   Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
53   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.
53   Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
53   Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
53   Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
53   Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
53   Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
50   Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
50   Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
50   Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
50   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).
50   Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
50   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).
50   Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
47   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.
47   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.
47   Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
44   Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
44   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.
44   Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
41   Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
38   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).
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.
35   Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
35   Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
31   Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
31   Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
25   Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
25   Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
22   Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
19   Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
10   Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
88   Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
  • Operate grounds maintenance equipment.
88   Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
  • Drive trucks or other vehicles to or at work sites.
87   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.
  • Clean equipment or supplies.
  • Irrigate lawns, trees, or plants.
  • Plant greenery to improve landscape appearance.
  • Prepare chemicals for work application.
  • Remove debris from work sites.
84   Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
82   Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
82   Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
80   Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Install equipment to protect or support trees.
  • Treat greenery or surfaces with protective substances.
  • Trim trees or other vegetation.
76   Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
74   Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
71   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.
69   Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
68   Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
  • Inspect landscaping to determine treatment needs.
68   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.
66   Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
65   Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
  • Instruct staff in work policies or procedures.
64   Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
62   Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
61   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.
60   Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
60   Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Supervise maintenance workers.
60   Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
59   Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
58   Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
57   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.
  • Estimate maintenance service requirements or costs.
57   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.
56   Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
55   Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
  • Provide information about landscaping services or costs.
50   Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
49   Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
48   Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
47   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   Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
45   Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
42   Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
41   Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
37   Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
31   Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
25   Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
24   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.
19   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.
15   Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context
Percentage of Top Responses
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?


97     Every day
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?


93     Every day
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?


94     Every day
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?


91     Every day
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


82     Every day
11     Once a week or more but not every day
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?


80     Continually or almost continually
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


80     Every day
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


69     Every day
13     Once a week or more but not every day
17     Once a month or more but not every week
Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?


64     Extremely important
21     Very important
15     Important
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


67     A lot of freedom
18     Some freedom
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?


68     Every day
23     Once a month or more but not every week
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?


48     Constant contact with others
46     Contact with others most of the time
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


56     Very high responsibility
24     High responsibility
17     Moderate responsibility
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


60     Continually or almost continually
26     More than half the time
11     Less than half the time
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?


65     Every day
14     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a month or more but not every week
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?


54     Extremely important
29     Very important
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


53     Every day
31     Once a week or more but not every day
11     Once a year or more but not every month
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?


55     Every day
23     Once a week or more but not every day
15     Once a month or more but not every week
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?


45     A lot of freedom
37     Some freedom
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?


44     Very important results
37     Important results
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?


66     Every day
17     Once a month or more but not every week
11     Never
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?


38     Every day
40     Once a week or more but not every day
18     Once a month or more but not every week
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?


54     Every day
25     Once a week or more but not every day
13     Never
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


43     Continually or almost continually
28     More than half the time
20     About half the time
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?


49     Every day
19     Once a week or more but not every day
19     Once a month or more but not every week
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?


45     Very high responsibility
23     High responsibility
15     Moderate responsibility
17     Limited responsibility
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?


33     Extremely important
36     Very important
22     Important
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


53     More than 40 hours
41     40 hours
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?


41     Extremely important
15     Very important
38     Important
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?


51     Extremely serious
21     Very serious
21     Not serious at all
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


34     Continually or almost continually
30     More than half the time
15     About half the time
21     Less than half the time
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?


30     Every day
42     Once a week or more but not every day
11     Once a month or more but not every week
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?


36     Extremely important
15     Very important
37     Important
Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?


34     Continually or almost continually
20     More than half the time
20     About half the time
24     Less than half the time
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


21     Continually or almost continually
42     More than half the time
14     About half the time
23     Less than half the time
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?


28     Every day
26     Once a week or more but not every day
28     Once a month or more but not every week
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?


36     Every day
15     Once a week or more but not every day
23     Once a month or more but not every week
19     Once a year or more but not every month
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?


15     Very close (near touching)
32     Moderately close (at arm's length)
34     Slightly close (e.g., shared office)
16     I work with others but not closely (e.g., private office)
Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?


20     Continually or almost continually
35     More than half the time
14     About half the time
19     Less than half the time
12     Never
Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?


27     Every day
19     Once a week or more but not every day
18     Once a month or more but not every week
11     Once a year or more but not every month
25     Never
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?


28     Highly competitive
34     Moderately competitive
18     Slightly competitive
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?


17     Once a week or more but not every day
43     Once a month or more but not every week
34     Once a year or more but not every month
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?


13     Every day
17     Once a week or more but not every day
21     Once a month or more but not every week
43     Once a year or more but not every month
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


20     Every day
21     Once a week or more but not every day
20     Once a year or more but not every month
34     Never
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


11     Continually or almost continually
27     About half the time
49     Less than half the time
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?


30     Every day
13     Once a month or more but not every week
49     Never
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.)


12     Extremely important
13     Very important
21     Important
16     Fairly important
38     Not important at all
Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?


15     Every day
19     Once a month or more but not every week
17     Once a year or more but not every month
41     Never
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?


50     Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration)
43     Regular (established routine, set schedule)
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


62     Less than half the time
30     Never
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?


18     Once a month or more but not every week
28     Once a year or more but not every month
51     Never
Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?


13     Once a month or more but not every week
43     Once a year or more but not every month
42     Never
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?


73     Never
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?


15     Once a month or more but not every week
13     Once a year or more but not every month
67     Never
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


14     Moderately automated
23     Slightly automated
63     Not at all automated
Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?


85     Never
Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?


96     Never

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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
46   High school diploma or equivalent Help
42   Less than high school diploma
  Associate's degree

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
100   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.
22   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.
22   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.
  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.
  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.
  Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

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Work Styles   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Style
75   Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
74   Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
72   Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
71   Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
71   Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
70   Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
69   Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
66   Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
65   Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
63   Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
61   Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
60   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.
59   Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
58   Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
58   Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
56   Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
56   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.
56   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.
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.
31   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.
28   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.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2013) $15.67 hourly, $32,590 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 53,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Faster than average (15% to 21%) Faster than average (15% to 21%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 23,200
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)
Administrative and Support Services (61% 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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