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47-4071.00 - Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners

Clean and repair septic tanks, sewer lines, or drains. May patch walls and partitions of tank, replace damaged drain tile, or repair breaks in underground piping.

Sample of reported job titles: Drain Cleaner, Drain Technician, Laborer, Maintenance Worker, Public Works Technician, Septic Cleaner, Septic Pump Truck Driver, Septic Tank Service Technician, Service Technician, Sewer Bricklayer

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Tasks   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Category Task
76   Core
Communicate with supervisors and other workers, using equipment such as wireless phones, pagers, or radio telephones.
76   Core
Drive trucks to transport crews, materials, and equipment.
75   Core
Inspect manholes to locate sewer line stoppages.
73   Core
Operate sewer cleaning equipment, including power rodders, high-velocity water jets, sewer flushers, bucket machines, wayne balls, and vac-alls.
73   Core
Prepare and keep records of actions taken, including maintenance and repair work.
72   Core
Clean and repair septic tanks, sewer lines, or related structures such as manholes, culverts, and catch basins.
72   Core
Measure excavation sites, using plumbers' snakes, tapelines, or lengths of cutting heads within sewers, and mark areas for digging.
68   Core
Service, adjust, and make minor repairs to equipment, machines, and attachments.
68   Core
Locate problems, using specially designed equipment, and mark where digging must occur to reach damaged tanks or pipes.
63   Core
Dig out sewer lines manually, using shovels.
68   Supplemental
Clean and disinfect domestic basements and other areas flooded by sewer stoppages.
67   Supplemental
Withdraw cables from pipes and examine them for evidence of mud, roots, grease, and other deposits indicating broken or clogged sewer lines.
67   Supplemental
Ensure that repaired sewer line joints are tightly sealed before backfilling begins.
66   Supplemental
Rotate cleaning rods manually, using turning pins.
65   Supplemental
Install rotary knives on flexible cables mounted on machine reels, according to the diameters of pipes to be cleaned.
64   Supplemental
Start machines to feed revolving cables or rods into openings, stopping machines and changing knives to conform to pipe sizes.
60   Supplemental
Update sewer maps and manhole charts.
59   Supplemental
Cover repaired pipes with dirt, and pack backfilled excavations, using air and gasoline tampers.
59   Supplemental
Cut damaged sections of pipe with cutters, remove broken sections from ditches, and replace pipe sections, using pipe sleeves.
58   Supplemental
Requisition or order tools and equipment.
54   Supplemental
Break asphalt and other pavement so that pipes can be accessed, using airhammers, picks, and shovels.
48   Supplemental
Tap mainline sewers to install sewer saddles.

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Technology Skills   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Accounting software — Intuit QuickBooks Hot technology
  • Calendar and scheduling software — Work scheduling software
  • Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software Hot technology
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software
  • Route navigation software — Route mapping software
  • Word processing software

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Tools Used   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Caulking guns — Caulk dispensing tools
  • Claw hammer — Claw hammers
  • Concrete mixers or plants — Portable concrete mixers
  • Concrete spreaders — Power screeds
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras — Sewer surveillance cameras
  • Drain or pipe cleaning equipment — High velocity water jetters; Power rodders; Sewer cleaners; Sewer cleaning rods (see all 5 examples)
  • Earthmoving buckets or its parts or accessories — Bucket machines
  • Global positioning system GPS receiver — Global positioning system GPS receivers
  • Material handling hoses — Material pumping hoses
  • Mobile excavators — Mobile tracked excavators
  • Personal computers
  • Pipe or tube cutter — Pipe cutters
  • Pipe wrenches — End pipe wrenches
  • Pneumatic hammer — Air hammers
  • Power drills — Portable drills
  • Pry bars — Prying bars
  • Shovels — Dirt shovels
  • Sludge or sewage handling trucks — Septic pumping trucks
  • Tampers — Air tampers
  • Tape measures — Measuring tapes
  • Trowels — Power trowels
  • Two way radios — Mobile radios
  • Water pumps — Liquid pumps

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Knowledge   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Knowledge
74 
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.
63 
Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
62 
Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
60 
English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
60 
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.
55 
Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
51 
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.
45 
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.
45 
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.
40 
Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
39 
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.
39 
Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
37 
Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
37 
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.
35 
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.
35 
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.
33 
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.
31 
Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
30 
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.
29 
Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
28 
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.
26 
Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
22 
Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
22 
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.
21 
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.
15 
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.
10 
Sociology and Anthropology — Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
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.
8 
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.
6 
History and Archeology — Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
4 
Food Production — Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
4 
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.
0 
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 
Operation and Control — Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
66 
Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
53 
Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
50 
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.
50 
Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
50 
Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
50 
Repairing — Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
50 
Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
50 
Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
47 
Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
47 
Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
47 
Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
44 
Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
44 
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
44 
Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
44 
Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
44 
Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
44 
Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
41 
Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
41 
Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
38 
Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
38 
Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
35 
Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
35 
Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
35 
Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
35 
Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
31 
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.
28 
Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
25 
Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
25 
Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
25 
Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
22 
Technology Design — Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
13 
Operations Analysis — Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
6 
Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
0 
Programming — Writing computer programs for various purposes.

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Abilities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Ability
69 
Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
66 
Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
63 
Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
63 
Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
63 
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.
63 
Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
63 
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 
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.
56 
Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
56 
Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
56 
Reaction Time — The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
53 
Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
53 
Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
53 
Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance.
53 
Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
53 
Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
50 
Auditory Attention — The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
50 
Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
50 
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.
50 
Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
50 
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.
50 
Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
47 
Dynamic Strength — The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
47 
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.
47 
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).
47 
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.
47 
Response Orientation — The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
47 
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).
47 
Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
44 
Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
44 
Gross Body Coordination — The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
44 
Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
44 
Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
41 
Glare Sensitivity — The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.
41 
Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
41 
Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
41 
Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
41 
Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
38 
Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
38 
Gross Body Equilibrium — The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
38 
Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
38 
Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
35 
Memorization — The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
35 
Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
31 
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.
31 
Peripheral Vision — The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
31 
Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
28 
Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
28 
Sound Localization — The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.
25 
Night Vision — The ability to see under low light conditions.
22 
Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
16 
Dynamic Flexibility — The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.

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Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Importance
Work Activity
85 
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
84 
Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
79 
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.
67 
Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
65 
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
65 
Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
64 
Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
64 
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
63 
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
60 
Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
60 
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
60 
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.
58 
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
58 
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
55 
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.
55 
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
54 
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.
52 
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
50 
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.
48 
Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
48 
Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
47 
Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
45 
Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
43 
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
43 
Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.
42 
Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
41 
Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them.
40 
Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
40 
Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
34 
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
33 
Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
29 
Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
29 
Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.
29 
Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
27 
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.
25 
Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
22 
Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
20 
Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
19 
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.
15 
Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
15 
Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization.

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Detailed Work Activities   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

  • Communicate with other construction or extraction personnel to discuss project details.
  • Drive trucks or truck-mounted equipment.
  • Inspect plumbing systems or fixtures.
  • Clean equipment or facilities.
  • Record operational or environmental data.
  • Maintain plumbing structures or fixtures.
  • Measure work site dimensions.
  • Locate equipment or materials in need of repair or replacement.
  • Maintain construction tools or equipment.
  • Decontaminate equipment or sites to remove hazardous or toxic substances.
  • Inspect completed work to ensure proper installation.
  • Maintain mechanical equipment.
  • Install equipment attachments or components.
  • Operate heavy-duty construction or installation equipment.
  • Dig holes or trenches.
  • Compact materials to create level bases.
  • Cut metal components for installation.
  • Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas.
  • Spread sand, dirt or other loose materials onto surfaces.
  • Order construction or extraction materials or equipment.
  • Break up rock, asphalt, or concrete.
  • Drill holes in construction materials.

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Work Context   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

Work Context

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


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


79     Every day
18     Once a week or more but not every day
Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?


85     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?


68     Constant contact with others
25     Contact with others most of the time
Exposed to Contaminants — How often does this job require working exposed to contaminants (such as pollutants, gases, dust or odors)?


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


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


52     Extremely important
41     Very important
Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?


60     Extremely important
24     Very important
16     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?


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


51     Every day
33     Once a week or more but not every day
13     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)?


70     Every day
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?


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


60     Continually or almost continually
25     More than half the time
15     Less than half the time
Duration of Typical Work Week — Number of hours typically worked in one week.


60     More than 40 hours
40     40 hours
Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — How often does this job require working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?


54     Every day
14     Once a week or more but not every day
25     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?


49     Extremely important
24     Very important
17     Important
Freedom to Make Decisions — How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?


50     A lot of freedom
17     Some freedom
22     Limited freedom
11     Very little freedom
Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?


33     Very close (near touching)
46     Moderately close (at arm's length)
16     Slightly close (e.g., shared office)
Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?


26     Very high responsibility
48     High responsibility
20     Moderate responsibility
Time Pressure — How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?


27     Every day
39     Once a week or more but not every day
23     Once a month or more but not every week
11     Once a year or more but not every month
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?


29     Very important results
41     Important results
15     Moderate results
Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous equipment?


42     Every day
19     Once a week or more but not every day
22     Once a month or more but not every week
11     Never
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?


37     A lot of freedom
36     Some freedom
16     No freedom
Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — How responsible is the worker for work outcomes and results of other workers?


25     Very high responsibility
32     High responsibility
28     Moderate responsibility
Exposed to Disease or Infections — How often does this job require exposure to disease/infections?


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


43     Every day
18     Once a week or more but not every day
21     Once a year or more but not every month
12     Never
Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — How much does this job require bending or twisting your body?


33     Continually or almost continually
16     More than half the time
31     About half the time
21     Less than half the time
Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — How much does this job require making repetitive motions?


22     Continually or almost continually
25     More than half the time
39     About half the time
15     Less than half the time
Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?


41     Very important
34     Important
17     Fairly important
Spend Time Standing — How much does this job require standing?


30     More than half the time
52     About 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?


34     Every day
14     Once a week or more but not every day
40     Once a year or more but not every month
Letters and Memos — How often does the job require written letters and memos?


34     Every day
30     Once a week or more but not every day
32     Never
Exposed to Whole Body Vibration — How often does this job require exposure to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer)?


34     Every day
35     Once a month or more but not every week
25     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)?


33     Every day
25     Once a week or more but not every day
12     Once a year or more but not every month
30     Never
Spend Time Walking and Running — How much does this job require walking and running?


13     Continually or almost continually
28     More than half the time
32     About half the time
21     Less than half the time
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?


32     Once a week or more but not every day
32     Once a month or more but not every week
20     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?


26     Every day
13     Once a week or more but not every day
22     Once a month or more but not every week
16     Once a year or more but not every month
24     Never
Frequency of Conflict Situations — How often are there conflict situations the employee has to face in this job?


22     Once a week or more but not every day
27     Once a month or more but not every week
41     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?


21     Very important
36     Important
26     Fairly important
Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — How much does this job require kneeling, crouching, stooping or crawling?


29     More than half the time
20     About half the time
37     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.)


30     Extremely important
16     Important
36     Not important at all
Electronic Mail — How often do you use electronic mail in this job?


37     Every day
45     Never
Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — How often does this job require exposure to hazardous conditions?


30     Every day
32     Once a year or more but not every month
25     Never
Consequence of Error — How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?


13     Very serious
24     Serious
39     Fairly serious
14     Not serious at all
Outdoors, Under Cover — How often does this job require working outdoors, under cover (e.g., structure with roof but no walls)?


13     Once a week or more but not every day
28     Once a month or more but not every week
31     Once a year or more but not every month
22     Never
Spend Time Sitting — How much does this job require sitting?


24     More than half the time
59     Less than half the time
11     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?


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


16     Highly competitive
28     Moderately competitive
23     Slightly competitive
29     Not at all competitive
Spend Time Keeping or Regaining Balance — How much does this job require keeping or regaining your balance?


27     About half the time
49     Less than half the time
23     Never
Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles — How much does this job require climbing ladders, scaffolds, or poles?


67     Less than half the time
20     Never
Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?


26     Once a year or more but not every month
52     Never
Public Speaking — How often do you have to perform public speaking in this job?


13     Every day
14     Once a month or more but not every week
65     Never
Exposed to High Places — How often does this job require exposure to high places?


51     Once a year or more but not every month
36     Never
Work Schedules — How regular are the work schedules for this job?


35     Irregular (changes with weather conditions, production demands, or contract duration)
65     Regular (established routine, set schedule)
Degree of Automation — How automated is the job?


29     Slightly automated
61     Not at all automated
Deal With Physically Aggressive People — How frequently does this job require the worker to deal with physical aggression of violent individuals?


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


91     Never

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Job Zone   Save Table (XLS/CSV)

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

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
40   High school diploma or equivalent Help
37   Less than high school diploma
22   Post-secondary certificate Help

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Interests   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Occupational Interest
Interest
100 
Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
28 
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.
22 
Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
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.
6 
Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
0 
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
78 
Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
73 
Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
73 
Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
72 
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.
69 
Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
68 
Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
66 
Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
61 
Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
61 
Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
61 
Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
59 
Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
56 
Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
52 
Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
52 
Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
50 
Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
48 
Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

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Work Values   Save Table (XLS/CSV)


Extent
Work Value
56 
Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
56 
Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
39 
Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
28 
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.
22 
Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
17 
Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2016) $17.51 hourly, $36,430 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2016) 29,000 employees
Projected growth (2016-2026) Much faster than average (15% or higher) Much faster than average (15% or higher)
Projected job openings (2016-2026) 4,300
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2016)
Administrative and Support Services (53% employed in this sector)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016 wage data external site and 2016-2026 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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