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11-9199.09 - Wind Energy Operations Managers

Manage wind field operations, including personnel, maintenance activities, financial activities, and planning.

Sample of reported job titles: Facility Manager, Operations and Maintenance Manager, Operations Manager, Site Manager, Wind Farm Operations Manager, Wind Field Manager, Wind Operations Manager, Wind Operations Supervisor, Wind Plant Manager, Wind Site Manager

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
85   Core
Track and maintain records for wind operations, such as site performance, downtime events, parts usage, or substation events.  Green Task Statement
83   Core
Oversee the maintenance of wind field equipment or structures, such as towers, transformers, electrical collector systems, roadways, or other site assets.  Green Task Statement
82   Core
Supervise employees or subcontractors to ensure quality of work or adherence to safety regulations or policies.  Green Task Statement
78   Core
Develop relationships and communicate with customers, site managers, developers, land owners, authorities, utility representatives, or residents.  Green Task Statement
77   Core
Maintain operations records, such as work orders, site inspection forms, or other documentation.  Green Task Statement
76   Core
Establish goals, objectives, or priorities for wind field operations.  Green Task Statement
76   Core
Monitor and maintain records of daily facility operations.  Green Task Statement
76   Core
Prepare wind field operational budgets.  Green Task Statement
75   Core
Train or coordinate the training of employees in operations, safety, environmental issues, or technical issues.  Green Task Statement
74   Core
Estimate costs associated with operations, including repairs or preventive maintenance.  Green Task Statement
72   Core
Review, negotiate, or approve wind farm contracts.  Green Task Statement
72   Core
Manage warranty repair or replacement services.  Green Task Statement
70   Core
Recruit or select wind operations employees, contractors, or subcontractors.  Green Task Statement
68   Core
Order parts, tools, or equipment needed to maintain, restore, or improve wind field operations.  Green Task Statement
67   Core
Develop processes or procedures for wind operations, including transitioning from construction to commercial operations.  Green Task Statement
65   Core
Provide technical support to wind field customers, employees, or subcontractors.  Green Task Statement

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Tools & Technology   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Adjustable widemouth pliers
  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Ammeters — Amp clamp meters
  • Anemometers — Recording anemometers
  • Calipers — Digital calipers
  • Desktop computers
  • Ear muffs — Protective ear muffs
  • Fire escape equipment — Safety line evacuation kits
  • Forklifts — Field forklifts
  • Hard hats
  • Infrared imagers — Infrared thermography cameras
  • Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines
  • Lubricating oil testing kit — Lubricant oil sampling kits
  • Megohmmeters
  • Microcontrollers — Programmable logic controllers PLC
  • Micrometers — Digital micrometers
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers
  • Oscilloscopes — Digital oscilloscopes
  • Personal computers
  • Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment
  • Safety glasses
  • Safety harnesses or belts — Fall arrest systems
  • Screwdrivers — Phillips head screwdrivers; Straight screwdrivers
  • Slings — Rigging equipment
  • Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems
  • Torque tools — Hydraulic torque machines
  • Torque wrenches — Manual torque wrenches
  • Tower cranes
  • Two way radios — Mobile radios
  • Vibration testers — Vibration analyis equipment
  • Voltage or current meters — Voltage testers

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Analytical or scientific software — Computerized diagnostic software
  • Calendar and scheduling software — Employee scheduling software
  • Compliance software — Gensuite
  • Computer aided design CAD software Hot technology — Autodesk AutoCAD Hot technology
  • Data base user interface and query software — WebEx WebOffice
  • Electronic mail software — IBM Lotus Notes; Microsoft Outlook Hot technology
  • Facilities management software — Computerized maintenance management system CMMS; Oracle Enterprise Asset Management eAM
  • Industrial control software — Programmable logic controller PLC software; Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software
  • Inventory management software — Inventory control software
  • LAN software — Local area network LAN software
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint Hot technology
  • Project management software — Microsoft Project Hot technology
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel Hot technology
  • Time accounting software — Time and payroll management software
  • WAN switching software and firmware — Wide area network WAN software
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word

Hot technology Hot Technology — a technology requirement frequently included in employer job postings.

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
73 
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.
73 
Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
68 
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.
67 
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.
66 
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
64 
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.
63 
Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
63 
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.
61 
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.
59 
Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
57 
Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
55 
Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
51 
Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
44 
Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
43 
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.
41 
Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
40 
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.
39 
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.
38 
Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
36 
Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
31 
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.
28 
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.
24 
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.
21 
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.
17 
Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
11 
Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
10 
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.
10 
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.
9 
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.
4 
History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
1 
Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
0 
Fine Arts — Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
0 
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.

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Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Skill
75 
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
75 
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
75 
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
72 
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.
69 
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
69 
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
66 
Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
66 
Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
63 
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
63 
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
60 
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
60 
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
60 
Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
56 
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
53 
Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
53 
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
50 
Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
50 
Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
50 
Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
47 
Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
47 
Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
47 
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
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 
Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
41 
Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
38 
Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
31 
Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
28 
Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
25 
Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
25 
Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
25 
Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
22 
Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
19 
Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.
16 
Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
0 
Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
78 
Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
75 
Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
75 
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.
72 
Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
69 
Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
69 
Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
69 
Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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 
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).
66 
Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
53 
Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
50 
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).
50 
Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
47 
Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
47 
Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
47 
Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
47 
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.
47 
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 
Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
41 
Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
41 
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).
41 
Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
38 
Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
35 
Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
35 
Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
31 
Depth Perception — The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
31 
Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
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.
28 
Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
25 
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.
25 
Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
25 
Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
25 
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.
25 
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.
25 
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.
25 
Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
22 
Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
22 
Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
22 
Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
22 
Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
22 
Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
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 
Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
22 
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 
Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
22 
Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
19 
Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
19 
Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
19 
Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
0 
Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
0 
Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
82 
Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
81 
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
81 
Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
80 
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
78 
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.
78 
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
76 
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
76 
Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
74 
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
72 
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
72 
Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
72 
Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
71 
Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
71 
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
70 
Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
70 
Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
69 
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
68 
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.
68 
Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
65 
Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
65 
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
65 
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
63 
Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
62 
Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
61 
Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
61 
Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
61 
Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
59 
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.
59 
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.
58 
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
58 
Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
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.
56 
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.
54 
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
53 
Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.
51 
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.
42 
Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
41 
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.
39 
Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
38 
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.
36 
Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.

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  • Maintain operational records for green energy processes or other environmentally-sustainable activities.
  • Direct maintenance and repair activities in green energy production facilities.
  • Supervise workers performing environmentally sustainable activities.
  • Establish interpersonal business relationships to facilitate work activities.
  • Develop organizational goals or objectives.
  • Prepare operational budgets for green energy or other green operations.
  • Conduct employee training programs.
  • Train employees on environmental awareness, conservation, or safety topics.
  • Estimate green project costs.
  • Approve expenditures.
  • Direct facility maintenance or repair activities.
  • Negotiate contracts for environmental remediation, green energy, or renewable resources.
  • Recruit personnel.
  • Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures for green or sustainable operations.
  • Advise others on green energy or related technologies.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context

Percentage of Top Responses
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?


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


94     Every day
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


87     A lot of freedom
13     Some freedom
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


94     More than 40 hours
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?


78     A lot of freedom
20     Some freedom
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


80     Very high responsibility
12     High responsibility
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?


80     Every day
12     Once a week or more but not every day
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?


77     Constant contact with others
12     Contact with others most of the time
Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — What results do your decisions usually have on other people or the image or reputation or financial resources of your employer?


69     Very important results
27     Important results
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?


72     Every day
24     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?


69     Extremely important
21     Very important
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?


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


40     Extremely important
55     Very important
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?


47     Very high responsibility
42     High 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?


48     Every day
39     Once a week or more but not every day
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


27     Every day
55     Once a week or more but not every day
14     Once a month or more but not every week
Coordinate or Lead Others — How important is it to coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities in this job?


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


46     Every day
13     Once a week or more but not every day
33     Once a month or more but not every week
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


22     Continually or almost continually
44     More than half the time
25     About half the time
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


34     Every day
31     Once a week or more but not every day
12     Once a month or more but not every week
20     Once a year or more but not every month
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?


23     Extremely important
40     Very important
20     Important
16     Fairly important
Level of Competition — To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?


22     Extremely competitive
25     Highly competitive
50     Moderately competitive
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?


26     Every day
31     Once a week or more but not every day
25     Once a month or more but not every week
15     Once a year or more but not every month
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?


31     Extremely serious
20     Very serious
31     Serious
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?


31     Every day
12     Once a week or more but not every day
42     Once a month or more but not every week
13     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?


46     Once a week or more but not every day
34     Once a month or more but not every week
11     Once a year or more but not every month
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?


22     Extremely important
29     Very important
36     Important
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?


22     Every day
21     Once a week or more but not every day
42     Once a month or more but not every week
13     Once a year or more but not every month
Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions (e.g., warehouse without heat)?


21     Every day
25     Once a week or more but not every day
26     Once a month or more but not every week
25     Once a year or more but not every month
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?


11     Every day
31     Once a week or more but not every day
42     Once a month or more but not every week
16     Once a year or more but not every month
Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions?


11     Every day
37     Once a week or more but not every day
20     Once a month or more but not every week
32     Once a year or more but not every month
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?


22     Every day
11     Once a week or more but not every day
38     Once a month or more but not every week
29     Once a year or more but not every month
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


23     Every day
32     Once a month or more but not every week
32     Once a year or more but not every month
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions — How often does this job require working in cramped work spaces that requires getting into awkward positions?


11     Every day
15     Once a week or more but not every day
26     Once a month or more but not every week
44     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?


20     Moderately close (at arm's length)
22     Slightly close (e.g., shared office)
47     I work with others but not closely (e.g., private office)
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?


18     Once a week or more but not every day
34     Once a month or more but not every week
48     Once a year or more but not every month
Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — How often does this job require exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings?


11     Every day
13     Once a week or more but not every day
31     Once a month or more but not every week
22     Once a year or more but not every month
23     Never
Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?


31     Once a week or more but not every day
19     Once a month or more but not every week
24     Once a year or more but not every month
24     Never
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


21     More than half the time
15     About half the time
59     Less than half the time
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


24     Highly automated
25     Moderately automated
37     Slightly automated
15     Not at all automated
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


15     Once a week or more but not every day
17     Once a month or more but not every week
49     Once a year or more but not every month
12     Never
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?


16     Once a week or more but not every day
25     Once a month or more but not every week
39     Once a year or more but not every month
16     Never
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?


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


23     Once a week or more but not every day
38     Once a year or more but not every month
27     Never
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


27     About half the time
67     Less than half the time
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


11     More than half the time
76     Less than half the time
In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in an open vehicle or equipment (e.g., tractor)?


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


11     About half the time
75     Less than half the time
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


11     About half the time
76     Less than half the time
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
13     Very important
11     Important
57     Not important at all
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


82     Less than half the time
Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?


48     Less than half the time
42     Never
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?


36     Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration)
64     Regular (established routine, set schedule)
Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?


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


28     Once a year or more but not every month
68     Never
Exposed to Radiation — How often does this job require exposure to radiation?


96     Never
Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?


100     Never

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Title Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
Education Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Related Experience A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Job Zone Examples Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, database administrators, graphic designers, chemists, art directors, and cost estimators.
SVP Range (7.0 to < 8.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
53   Bachelor's degree
18   Master's degree
10   Post-secondary certificate Help

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
95 
Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
78 
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.
50 
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.
33 
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.
11 
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.
6 
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
92 
Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
89 
Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
86 
Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
84 
Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
83 
Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
83 
Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
81 
Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
79 
Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
79 
Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
78 
Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
74 
Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
73 
Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
69 
Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
65 
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.
64 
Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
48 
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
83 
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.
75 
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.
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.
67 
Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
50 
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 Managers, All Other.
Employment data collected from Managers, All Other.
Industry data collected from Managers, All Other.

Median wages (2015) $50.41 hourly, $104,850 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2014) 986,000 employees
Projected growth (2014-2024) Slower than average (2% to 4%) Slower than average (2% to 4%)
Projected job openings (2014-2024) 255,400
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2014)
Self-Employed (60% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data external site and 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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