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
Decision-making
Resource Allocation
Professionalism
Work Ethic
Leadership
Integrity
Problem-solving
Oral Communication
Organization

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Slaughter animals, fish, or poultry
Harvest agricultural or aquacultural crops
Cultivate agricultural and aquacultural crops for harvesting
Apply herbicides, fertilizers, or pesticides
Care for plants or animals
Treat animal injuries or illnesses
Provide animal health care
Transplant plants and crops
Irrigate lawns, trees, plants, or crops
Plant agricultural crops
Groom animals for beautification or health
Handle wild, domestic, or farm animals
Provide food and water to wild, domestic, or farm animals
Traverse difficult terrains
Train wild, domestic, or farm animals
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
Fell trees for timber or land clearing
Scale trees as work requires
Control municipal or forest fires

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

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

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

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

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Observe fish, beds, or ponds
Observe weather conditions
Monitor soil response to management practices
Culture fish in open and closed aquaculture systems
Monitor animal behavior, health, or condition
Monitor agricultural, farming, and forestry equipment operation to detect problems
Detect installation, maintenance, or repair concerns by listening for abnormalities
Monitor forage plant growth
Monitor animal care
Track facility or production costs
Monitor number or type of fish reared or harvested
Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations
Monitor performance of others

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

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

Analyzing Data or Information

Examine animals to detect illness, disease, or injury
Analyze business or organizational operating practices or procedures
Examine insects to detect illness, disease, or injury
Examine plants to detect illness, disease, or injury
Analyze business, operational, or management reports
Interpret animal habits, behaviors, or needs
Determine condition of plants, flowers, shrubs or trees
Analyze forest conditions

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