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First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers - 45-1011.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Directly supervise and coordinate the activities of agricultural, forestry, aquacultural, and related workers.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

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SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Assign tasks such as feeding and treatment of animals, and cleaning and maintenance of animal quarters.
  • Calculate or monitor budgets for maintenance or development of collections, grounds, or infrastructure.
  • Communicate with forestry personnel regarding forest harvesting or forest management plans, procedures, or schedules.
  • Confer with managers to determine production requirements, conditions of equipment and supplies, and work schedules.
  • Confer with managers to evaluate weather or soil conditions, to develop plans or procedures, or to discuss issues such as changes in fertilizers, herbicides, or cultivating techniques.
  • Coordinate dismantling, moving, and setting up equipment at new work sites.
  • Coordinate the selection and movement of logs from storage areas, according to transportation schedules or production requirements.
  • Direct or assist with the adjustment or repair of equipment or machinery.
  • Drive or operate farm machinery, such as trucks, tractors, or self-propelled harvesters, to transport workers or supplies or to cultivate or harvest fields.
  • Inspect buildings, fences, fields or ranges, supplies, and equipment to determine work to be performed.
  • Inspect crops, fields, or plant stock to determine conditions and need for cultivating, spraying, weeding, or harvesting.
  • Inspect facilities to determine maintenance needs.
  • Issue equipment, such as farm implements, machinery, ladders, or containers to workers, and collect equipment when work is complete.
  • Monitor operations to identify and solve problems, improve work methods, and ensure compliance with safety, company, and government regulations.
  • Monitor or oversee construction projects, such as horticultural buildings or irrigation systems.
  • Monitor workers to ensure that safety regulations are followed, warning or disciplining those who violate safety regulations.
  • Observe animals for signs of illness, injury, or unusual behavior, notifying veterinarians or managers as warranted.
  • Observe fish and beds or ponds to detect diseases, monitor fish growth, determine quality of fish, or determine completeness of harvesting.
  • Perform both supervisory and management functions, such as accounting, marketing, and personnel work.
  • Plan work schedules according to personnel and equipment availability.
  • Prepare and maintain time or payroll reports, as well as details of personnel actions, such as performance evaluations, hires, promotions, or disciplinary actions.
  • Read inventory records, customer orders, or shipping schedules to determine required activities.
  • Record the numbers and types of fish or shellfish reared, harvested, released, sold, and shipped.
  • Requisition or purchase supplies, such as insecticides, machine parts or lubricants, or tools.
  • Schedule work crews, equipment, or transportation for several different work locations.
  • Train workers in spawning, rearing, cultivating, and harvesting methods, and in the use of equipment.
  • Train workers in techniques such as planting, harvesting, weeding, or insect identification and in the use of safety measures.
  • Train workers in tree felling or bucking, operation of tractors or loading machines, yarding or loading techniques, or safety regulations.
  • Transport or arrange for transport of animals, equipment, food, animal feed, and other supplies to and from work sites.
  • Treat animal illnesses or injuries, following experience or instructions of veterinarians.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assign duties or work schedules to employees.
  • Communicate with other workers to coordinate activities.
  • Confer with managers to make operational decisions.
  • Coordinate forestry or agricultural activities.
  • Direct activities of agricultural, forestry, or fishery employees.
  • Direct technical activities or operations.
  • Evaluate quality of plants or crops.
  • Inspect equipment or facilities to determine condition or maintenance needs.
  • Inspect products or operations to ensure that standards are met.
  • Maintain forestry, hunting, or agricultural equipment.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Maintain personnel records.
  • Monitor animal behavior or condition.
  • Monitor financial activities.
  • Monitor operational quality or safety.
  • Monitor organizational processes.
  • Operate farming equipment.
  • Record agricultural or forestry inventory data.
  • Schedule agricultural or forestry work.
  • Train workers in farming, forestry, or hunting techniques.
  • Transport animals, crops, or equipment.
  • Treat animal injuries or illnesses.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Animal Care Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Cannon Crewmember (Army - Enlisted)
  • Cavalry Scout (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Medic Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Food Safety Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Intelligence Analyst (Army - Enlisted)
  • Military Police (Army - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Wheeled Vehicle Repairer (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Bison Herd Manager

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Animal Keeper, Head
  • Barn Boss
  • Camp Tender
  • Field Supervisor, Seed Production
  • Forest Nursery Supervisor
  • Group Leader
  • Harvest Contractor
  • Hook Tender
  • Irrigator, Head
  • Manager, Animal Shelter
  • Manager, Game Preserve
  • Migrant Leader
  • Row Boss, Hoeing
  • Superintendent, Logging
  • Supervisor, Animal Maintenance
  • Supervisor, Area
  • Supervisor, Artificial Breeding Ranch
  • Supervisor, Christmas-Tree Farm
  • Supervisor, Dairy Farm
  • Supervisor, Detasseling Crew
  • Supervisor, Diversified Crops
  • Supervisor, Felling-Bucking
  • Supervisor, Field-Crop Farming
  • Supervisor, Fish Hatchery
  • Supervisor, Game Farm
  • Supervisor, Horticultural-Specialty Farming
  • Supervisor, Insect and Disease Inspection
  • Supervisor, Kennel
  • Supervisor, Laboratory Animal Facility
  • Supervisor, Livestock-Yard
  • Supervisor, Log Sorting
  • Supervisor, Logging
  • Supervisor, Picking Crew
  • Supervisor, Poultry Farm
  • Supervisor, Poultry Hatchery
  • Supervisor, Research Dairy Farm
  • Supervisor, Research Kennel
  • Supervisor, Rose-Grading
  • Supervisor, Shed Workers
  • Supervisor, Shellfish Farming
  • Supervisor, Stock Ranch
  • Supervisor, Tree-Fruit-and-Nut Farming
  • Supervisor, Vegetable Farming
  • Supervisor, Vine-Fruit Farming
  • Supervisor, Wool-Shearing
  • Top Screw
  • Woods Boss
  • Yard Supervisor, Cotton Gin