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45-4021.00 - Fallers

Use axes or chainsaws to fell trees using knowledge of tree characteristics and cutting techniques to control direction of fall and minimize tree damage.

Sample of reported job titles: Timber Faller, Tree Faller, Timber Cutter, Logger, Tree Feller, Cutter Operator, Sawyer, Tree Topper

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
92   Core Stop saw engines, pull cutting bars from cuts, and run to safety as tree falls.
91   Core Appraise trees for certain characteristics, such as twist, rot, and heavy limb growth, and gauge amount and direction of lean, to determine how to control the direction of a tree's fall with the least damage.
90   Core Saw back-cuts, leaving sufficient sound wood to control direction of fall.
89   Core Clear brush from work areas and escape routes, and cut saplings and other trees from direction of falls, using axes, chainsaws, or bulldozers.
87   Core Measure felled trees and cut them into specified log lengths, using chain saws and axes.
87   Core Assess logs after cutting to ensure that the quality and length are correct.
85   Core Determine position, direction, and depth of cuts to be made, and placement of wedges or jacks.
85   Core Control the direction of a tree's fall by scoring cutting lines with axes, sawing undercuts along scored lines with chainsaws, knocking slabs from cuts with single-bit axes, and driving wedges.
83   Core Trim off the tops and limbs of trees, using chainsaws, delimbers, or axes.
83   Core Select trees to be cut down, assessing factors such as site, terrain, and weather conditions before beginning work.
82   Core Maintain and repair chainsaws and other equipment, cleaning, oiling, and greasing equipment, and sharpening equipment properly.
81   Core Insert jacks or drive wedges behind saws to prevent binding of saws and to start trees falling.
80   Core Tag unsafe trees with high-visibility ribbons.
73   Supplemental Secure steel cables or chains to logs for dragging by tractors or for pulling by cable yarding systems.
72   Supplemental Load logs or wood onto trucks, trailers, or railroad cars, by hand or using loaders or winches.
71   Supplemental Mark logs for identification.
62   Supplemental Work as a member of a team, rotating between chain saw operation and skidder operation.
49   Supplemental Place supporting limbs or poles under felled trees to avoid splitting undersides, and to prevent logs from rolling.
27   Supplemental Split logs, using axes, wedges, and mauls, and stack wood in ricks or cord lots.

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Agricultural tractors — Logging tractors
Air or gas tanks or cylinders — Combi cans; Gas cans
Cargo trucks — Logging trucks
Emergency medical services first aid kits — Emergency first aid kits
Fire extinguishers — Portable dry chemical fire extinguishers
Forestry skidders — Log skidders; Rubber tire skidders
Hard hats — Protective hard hats
Lifting cables — Guylines; Haulback lines; Skylines; Strawlines (see all 5 examples)
Lumbering equipment — Chain flail delimbers; Debarking tools; Self-loading log transporters; Tower yarders (see all 9 examples)
Round file — Round files
Salvage ships — Logging boats
Screwdrivers — Tuning screwdrivers
Tape measures — Diameter tape measures
Two way radios — Frequency modulation FM two way radios
Ultrasonic examination equipment — Impact resonance devices; Sonic devices

Technology used in this occupation:

Accounting software — BCS Woodlands Software The Logger Tracker
Analytical or scientific software — Assisi Software Assisi Compiler; Assisi Software Assisi Resource
Data base user interface and query software — Assisi Software Assisi Manager
Enterprise resource planning ERP software — BCS Woodlands Software Woodlands Tracker
Inventory management software — Assisi Software Assisi Inventory

See all 54 T2 categories

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
47   Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
43   Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
38   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   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.
34   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.
31   Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
30   Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
28   Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
27   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.
27   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   Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
22   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.
21   Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
21   Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
20   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.
16   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.
16   English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
15   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.
15   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.
15   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.
14   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.
13   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.
13   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.
11   Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
10   Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
  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.
  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.
  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.
  Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
  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.
  History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
 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
60   Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
56   Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
56   Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
56   Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
50   Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
47   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.
47   Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
44   Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
44   Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
41   Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
41   Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
41   Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
41   Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
38   Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
38   Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
35   Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
35   Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
31   Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
31   Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
28   Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
28   Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
25   Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
25   Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
25   Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
25   Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
25   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.
22   Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
22   Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
22   Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
19   Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
10   Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
 Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
 Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
78   Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
69   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.
66   Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
63   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.
63   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.
63   Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
63   Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
60   Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
60   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.
60   Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
60   Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
60   Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
60   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.
56   Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
56   Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
56   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.
56   Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
56   Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
53   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).
53   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.
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   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.
53   Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
50   Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
50   Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
50   Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
50   Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
50   Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
50   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.
47   Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
47   Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
47   Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
47   Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
44   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.
44   Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
44   Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
44   Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
41   Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
38   Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
38   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).
35   Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
35   Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
31   Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
28   Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
28   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).
28   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.
28   Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
25   Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
25   Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
25   Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
22   Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
19   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
84   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.
  • Load agricultural or forestry products for shipment.
83   Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
  • Operate forestry equipment.
80   Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Attach equipment extensions or accessories.
  • Cut trees or logs.
  • Trim trees or other vegetation.
74   Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
  • Mark agricultural or forestry products for identification.
69   Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
65   Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
64   Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
62   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.
  • Maintain forestry, hunting, or agricultural equipment.
61   Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
58   Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
  • Evaluate log quality.
  • Evaluate quality of plants or crops.
54   Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
49   Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
48   Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Determine forestry techniques or methods.
45   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.
  • Measure physical characteristics of forestry or agricultural products.
37   Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
36   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.
35   Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
32   Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
31   Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
29   Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
24   Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
23   Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
21   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.
20   Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
20   Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
20   Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
19   Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
19   Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
18   Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
17   Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
17   Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
16   Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
16   Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
15   Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
13   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.
13   Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
13   Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
12   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.
10   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.
  Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
  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)


Context
Work Context
99   Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?
99   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?
97   Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?
96   Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?
96   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?
90   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?
85   Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?
83   Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?
82   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?
82   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?
80   Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?
78   Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?
78   Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?
76   Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?
71   Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?
70   Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?
69   Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?
68   Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?
67   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?
61   Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?
61   Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?
60   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?
60   Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?
58   Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?
52   Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?
51   Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?
49   Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.
47   Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?
46   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?
46   Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?
46   Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?
44   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.)
43   Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?
39   Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?
39   In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?
38   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?
38   In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?
37   Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?
36   Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?
23   Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?
21   Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?
21   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?
20   Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?
19   Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?
17   Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?
17   Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?
16   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?
12   Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?
  Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?
  Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?
  Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?
  Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?
  Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?
  Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?
  Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?
  Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?
 Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Title Job Zone One: Little or No Preparation Needed
Education Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
Related Experience Little or no previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a waiter or waitress even if he/she has never worked before.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
Job Zone Examples These occupations involve following instructions and helping others. Examples include taxi drivers, amusement and recreation attendants, counter and rental clerks, nonfarm animal caretakers, continuous mining machine operators, and waiters/waitresses.
SVP Range (Below 4.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
56   Less than high school diploma
44   High school diploma or equivalent Help

This occupation may require a background in the following science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational disciplines:

Life Sciences — Forestry

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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.
39   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.
17   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.
17   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.
 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
78   Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
74   Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
73   Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
70   Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
70   Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
67   Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
67   Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
66   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.
63   Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
62   Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
62   Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
61   Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
58   Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
55   Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
50   Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
46   Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
78   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.
50   Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
42   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.
39   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.
33   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.
17   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) $16.60 hourly, $34,530 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 7,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Decline (-3% or lower) Decline (-3% or lower)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 1,000
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting (67% 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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Sources of Additional Information

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  • Logging Workers external site. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition.

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