About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $47,220.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,108
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 15.02 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Resource Allocation
Work Ethic
Oral Communication
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Apply herbicides, fertilizers, or pesticides
Harvest agricultural or aquacultural crops
Transplant plants and crops
Plant agricultural crops
Cultivate agricultural and aquacultural crops for harvesting
Irrigate lawns, trees, plants, or crops
Care for plants or animals
Slaughter animals, fish, or poultry
Provide animal health care
Provide food and water to wild, domestic, or farm animals
Treat animal injuries or illnesses
Groom animals for beautification or health
Handle wild, domestic, or farm animals
Fell trees for timber or land clearing
Control municipal or forest fires
Build agricultural structures
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Cut brush for removal or trimming
Capture animals or insects for control, identification, relocation, sale, or research
Repair wooden frameworks or structures
Scale trees as work requires
Plant trees or other landscape plants
Extinguish municipal or forest fires
Operate emergency fire or rescue equipment
Train wild, domestic, or farm animals
Perform forest firefighting activities
Identify public safety hazards
Traverse difficult terrains

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Observe weather conditions
Monitor agricultural, farming, and forestry equipment operation to detect problems
Observe fish, beds, or ponds
Monitor forage plant growth
Monitor soil response to management practices
Detect installation, maintenance, or repair concerns by listening for abnormalities
Monitor performance of others
Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations
Monitor animal care
Culture fish in open and closed aquaculture systems
Monitor animal behavior, health, or condition
Inspect condition of natural environments
Measure environmental characteristics
Judge terrain conditions for vehicle or equipment operation
Monitor soil conditions
Track facility or production costs
Observe fire to note changing conditions
Monitor atmospheric or meteorological conditions
Monitor number or type of fish reared or harvested
Ensure compliance with polices or regulations
Assess compliance with environmental laws
Monitor timing or metering devices to regulate environmental conditions
Protect forests from accidental fires and fire damage

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Control animal and plant diseases through sanitation, cleanliness, and management procedures
Implement company or staff policies
Breed animals to propagate stock or to develop new type
Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Solve production problems
Inseminate animals using Artificial Insemination (AI)
Perform animal euthanasia
Modify work procedures, processes, or plans to meet situational needs
Discipline staff for infractions of rules or regulations
Solve animal breeding problems
Determine methods of land or forest management
Identify insect disease or parasites
Terminate employment of employees or contractors
Determine methods to minimize environmental impact of activities
Follow safety procedures and regulations in agricultural, farming, or forestry environments
Recommend personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and dismissals
Identify animal disease or parasites
Terminate relationship with clients or vendors
Implement pollution control techniques
Determine best method for attacking fire

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Identify diseased, weak, or undesirable trees or plants
Identify characteristics of insects, pests, and diseases
Identify characteristics of plants, crops, and tree species
Classify plants, animals, or other natural phenomena
Identify plant diseases
Identify erosion patterns
Identify animal or insect species
Identify tree or plant species
Identify characteristics of livestock, domestic animals, and other animals
Determine crops or timber ready for harvest
Identify crops or timber to be harvested
Select animals to be bred
Identify characteristics of cloth, fabric, paper or pulp

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate project labor requirements
Determine work priorities and requirements
Estimate labor or resource requirements for forestry, fishing, or agricultural operations
Estimate agricultural, farming, or forestry project material requirements
Determine equipment or tool requirements for projects
Estimate project material requirements
Estimate population or condition of plant life, fish, or wildlife
Estimate standing timber or future growth
Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects
Read measuring or metering devices used in forestry

Analyzing Data or Information

Determine condition of plants, flowers, shrubs or trees
Examine insects to detect illness, disease, or injury
Examine plants to detect illness, disease, or injury
Analyze business or organizational operating practices or procedures
Examine animals to detect illness, disease, or injury
Analyze forest conditions
Analyze business, operational, or management reports
Analyze ecosystem data
Interpret aerial photographs
Analyze soil to determine fertilizer requirements
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Interpret animal habits, behaviors, or needs
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling

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