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53-1021.01 - Recycling Coordinators

Supervise curbside and drop-off recycling programs for municipal governments or private firms.

Sample of reported job titles: Heavy Equipment Supervisor, Recycle Coordinator, Recycling Coordinator, Recycling Director, Recycling Manager, Recycling Program Manager, Recycling Specialist, Route Supervisor, Solid Waste Division Supervisor, Waste Reduction Coordinator

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
79   Core Oversee recycling pick-up or drop-off programs to ensure compliance with community ordinances. Green Task Statement
76   Core Maintain logs of recycling materials received or shipped to processing companies. Green Task Statement
74   Core Supervise recycling technicians, community service workers, or other recycling operations employees or volunteers. Green Task Statement
69   Core Review customer requests for service to determine service needs and deploy appropriate resources to provide service. Green Task Statement
66   Core Provide training to recycling technicians or community service workers on topics such as safety, solid waste processing, or general recycling operations. Green Task Statement
57   Core Identify or investigate new opportunities for materials to be collected and recycled. Green Task Statement
78   Supplemental Assign truck drivers or recycling technicians to routes. Green Task Statement
76   Supplemental Create or manage recycling operations budgets. Green Task Statement
75   Supplemental Prepare bills of lading, statements of shipping records, or customer receipts related to recycling or hazardous material services. Green Task Statement
73   Supplemental Inspect physical condition of recycling or hazardous waste facility for compliance with safety, quality, and service standards. Green Task Statement
72   Supplemental Negotiate contracts with waste management or other firms. Green Task Statement
69   Supplemental Coordinate shipments of recycling materials with shipping brokers or processing companies. Green Task Statement
69   Supplemental Operate recycling processing equipment, such as sorters, balers, crushers, and granulators to sort and process materials. Green Task Statement
68   Supplemental Operate fork lifts, skid loaders, or trucks to move or store recyclable materials. Green Task Statement
66   Supplemental Schedule movement of recycling materials into and out of storage areas. Green Task Statement
66   Supplemental Oversee campaigns to promote recycling or waste reduction programs in communities or private companies. Green Task Statement
63   Supplemental Coordinate recycling collection schedules to optimize service and efficiency. Green Task Statement
59   Supplemental Develop community or corporate recycling plans and goals to minimize waste and conform to resource constraints. Green Task Statement
58   Supplemental Prepare grant applications to fund recycling programs or program enhancements. Green Task Statement
56   Supplemental Investigate violations of solid waste or recycling ordinances. Green Task Statement
56   Supplemental Implement grant-funded projects, monitoring and reporting progress in accordance with sponsoring agency requirements. Green Task Statement
55   Supplemental Make presentations to educate the public on how to recycle or on the environmental advantages of recycling. Green Task Statement
52   Supplemental Design community solid and hazardous waste management programs. Green Task Statement

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

Crushers — Crushing machines; Granulators
Forklifts
Hand trucks or accessories — Hand trucks
Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines
Laser printers — Computer laser printers
Notebook computers — Laptop computers
Packaging compactors — Cardboard balers
Pallet trucks — Pallet jacks
Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment
Pocket calculator — Handheld calculators
Sorters — Recyclable material sorters
Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems

Technology used in this occupation:

Calendar and scheduling software — Work scheduling software
Data base user interface and query software — Microsoft Access
Electronic mail software — Email software
Internet browser software — Web browser software
Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
Word processing software — Microsoft Word

See all 23 T2 categories

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
79   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.
74   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.
69   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.
67   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.
65   Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
64   Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
63   English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
61   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.
58   Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
58   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.
54   Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
47   Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
45   Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
40   Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
39   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.
33   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.
33   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.
30   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.
29   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.
26   Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
21   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.
21   Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
19   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.
15   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.
15   Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
13   Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
11   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.
11   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.
  History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
  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.
  Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
  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
72   Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
69   Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
66   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.
66   Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
66   Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
66   Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
63   Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
63   Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
60   Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
56   Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
53   Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
53   Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
53   Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
50   Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
50   Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
50   Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
47   Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
47   Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
47   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.
41   Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
38   Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
35   Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
31   Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
31   Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
31   Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
31   Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
19   Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
19   Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
13   Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
10   Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
  Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
 Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
 Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
72   Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
72   Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
69   Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
69   Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
66   Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
63   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).
60   Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
60   Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
60   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.
60   Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
56   Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
53   Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
53   Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
47   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).
44   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.
44   Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
44   Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
41   Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
41   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.
41   Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
38   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.
38   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.
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   Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
35   Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
35   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.
31   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.
31   Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
31   Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
31   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.
31   Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
28   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.
28   Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
28   Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
25   Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
25   Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
25   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.
22   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.
22   Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
19   Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
19   Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
19   Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
19   Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
19   Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
16   Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
  Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
  Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
 Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
 Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
92   Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
91   Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
89   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.
89   Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
  • Schedule operational activities.
88   Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Plan implementation or promotion of recycling programs.
  • Plan work operations.
85   Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
83   Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Record details of deliveries or shipments.
80   Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Review customer information.
80   Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
79   Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
78   Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
78   Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
76   Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
76   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.
75   Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
75   Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
74   Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Direct material handling or moving activities.
  • Direct passenger or freight transport activities.
74   Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
71   Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
70   Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
70   Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
70   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   Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
69   Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
  • Train transportation or material moving personnel.
67   Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
67   Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Develop program goals or plans.
65   Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
61   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.
61   Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with safety, quality, or service standards.
56   Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
  • Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment.
54   Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
54   Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
53   Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
50   Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
49   Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
49   Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
39   Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
  • Operate packing or other material processing equipment.
35   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.
26   Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment — Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.
22   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.
18   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.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context
Percentage of Top Responses
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?


92     Every day
Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?


92     Every day
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?


89     Every day
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?


74     A lot of freedom
25     Some freedom
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?


69     Constant contact with others
31     Contact with others most of the time
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


61     A lot of freedom
36     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?


57     Very important results
37     Important results
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?


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


59     Extremely important
22     Very important
19     Important
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?


55     Extremely important
28     Very important
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


62     More than 40 hours
38     40 hours
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?


30     Extremely important
50     Very important
20     Important
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?


45     Every day
29     Once a week or more but not every day
17     Once a month or more but not every week
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


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


41     Very high responsibility
33     High responsibility
14     Moderate responsibility
11     Limited responsibility
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


45     Very high responsibility
33     High responsibility
11     Limited responsibility
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?


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


23     Extremely important
43     Very important
25     Important
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?


52     Every day
18     Once a week or more but not every day
11     Once a year or more but not every month
18     Never
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


19     Every day
34     Once a week or more but not every day
43     Once a month or more but not every week
In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?


29     Every day
42     Once a week or more but not every day
20     Never
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


15     Every day
35     Once a week or more but not every day
33     Once a month or more but not every week
16     Once a year or more but not every month
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?


19     Every day
43     Once a week or more but not every day
32     Once a year or more but not every month
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?


46     Once a week or more but not every day
46     Once a month or more but not every week
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


37     Every day
14     Once a week or more but not every day
23     Once a month or more but not every week
19     Never
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?


54     Every day
14     Once a year or more but not every month
28     Never
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


54     More than half the time
24     About half the time
19     Less than half the time
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?


13     Extremely important
28     Very important
32     Important
25     Fairly important
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?


18     Every day
32     Once a week or more but not every day
40     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?


16     Every day
14     Once a week or more but not every day
47     Once a month or more but not every week
21     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?


14     Moderately close (at arm's length)
72     Slightly close (e.g., shared office)
12     I work with others but not closely (e.g., private office)
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?


36     Very serious
11     Serious
34     Fairly serious
Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?


21     Every day
16     Once a week or more but not every day
19     Once a month or more but not every week
32     Once a year or more but not every month
12     Never
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


30     More than half the time
34     About half the time
36     Less than half the time
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


25     Every day
35     Once a year or more but not every month
23     Never
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?


43     Once a month or more but not every week
38     Once a year or more but not every month
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?


20     Continually or almost continually
45     Less than half the time
26     Never
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?


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


15     Highly competitive
36     Moderately competitive
21     Slightly competitive
28     Not at all competitive
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


14     About half the time
73     Less than half the time
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?


12     Once a week or more but not every day
25     Once a month or more but not every week
42     Once a year or more but not every month
21     Never
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?


25     Every day
65     Never
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


12     About half the time
53     Less than half the time
21     Never
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


32     Moderately automated
45     Slightly automated
19     Not at all automated
Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?


13     Once a week or more but not every day
18     Once a year or more but not every month
53     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.)


11     Extremely important
17     Fairly important
54     Not important at all
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


11     Continually or almost continually
63     Less than half the time
25     Never
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?


28     Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration)
63     Regular (established routine, set schedule)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?


11     Once a month or more but not every week
41     Once a year or more but not every month
47     Never
Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?


31     Less than half the time
61     Never
Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?


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


40     Once a year or more but not every month
53     Never
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?


44     Once a year or more but not every month
56     Never
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


40     Less than half the time
59     Never
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?


11     Once a year or more but not every month
84     Never
Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?


21     Less than half the time
79     Never
Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?


100     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
47   High school diploma or equivalent Help
30   Bachelor's degree
23   Associate's degree

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


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

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Work Styles   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Style
94   Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
90   Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
89   Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
88   Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
84   Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
84   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.
84   Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
80   Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
80   Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
79   Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
79   Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
77   Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
77   Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
76   Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
71   Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
63   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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Extent
Work Value
78   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.
72   Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
72   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.
72   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.
58   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.
45   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.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand.
Employment data collected from First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand.
Industry data collected from First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand.

Median wages (2013) $21.99 hourly, $45,750 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 172,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Average (8% to 14%) Average (8% to 14%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 61,900
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)
Transportation and Warehousing (32% 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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