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First-Line Supervisors of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers - 45-1011.07

O*NET-SOC Description

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of agricultural crop or horticultural workers.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Farm Owner Operator
  • Field Operations Farm Manager
  • Grower
  • Harvest Supervisor
  • Harvesting Supervisor
  • Head Grower
  • Orchard Manager
  • Pest Management Supervisor
  • Supervisor Grower
  • Team Foreman

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Arrange for transportation, equipment, or living quarters for seasonal workers.
  • Assign duties, such as cultivation, irrigation, or harvesting of crops or plants, product packaging or grading, or equipment maintenance.
  • Calculate or monitor budgets for maintenance or development of collections, grounds, or infrastructure.
  • 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.
  • Contract with seasonal workers and farmers to provide employment.
  • Direct or assist with the adjustment or repair of farm 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.
  • Estimate labor requirements for jobs and plan work schedules accordingly.
  • Inspect crops, fields, or plant stock to determine conditions and need for cultivating, spraying, weeding, or harvesting.
  • Inspect facilities to determine maintenance needs.
  • Investigate grievances and settle disputes to maintain harmony among workers.
  • Issue equipment, such as farm implements, machinery, ladders, or containers to workers, and collect equipment when work is complete.
  • Monitor or oversee construction projects, such as horticultural buildings or irrigation systems.
  • Observe workers to detect inefficient or unsafe work procedures or to identify problems, initiating corrective action as necessary.
  • Perform hardscape activities, including installation or repair of irrigation systems, resurfacing or grading of paths, rockwork, or erosion control.
  • Perform the same horticultural or agricultural duties as subordinates.
  • Plan or supervise infrastructure or collection maintenance functions, such as planting, fertilizing, pest or weed control, or landscaping.
  • Prepare and maintain time or payroll reports, as well as details of personnel actions, such as performance evaluations, hires, promotions, or disciplinary actions.
  • Prepare reports regarding farm conditions, crop yields, machinery breakdowns, or labor problems.
  • Read inventory records, customer orders, or shipping schedules to determine required activities.
  • Recruit, hire, or discharge workers.
  • Requisition or purchase supplies, such as insecticides, machine parts or lubricants, or tools.
  • Review employees' work to evaluate quality and quantity.
  • Train workers in techniques such as planting, harvesting, weeding, or insect identification and in the use of safety measures.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assign duties or work schedules to employees.
  • Build agricultural structures.
  • Confer with managers to make operational decisions.
  • Coordinate forestry or agricultural activities.
  • Direct activities of agricultural, forestry, or fishery employees.
  • Estimate labor or resource requirements for forestry, fishing, or agricultural operations.
  • Evaluate quality of plants or crops.
  • Hire farming, fishing or forestry workers.
  • 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 operational records.
  • Maintain personnel records.
  • Monitor financial activities.
  • Operate farming equipment.
  • Operate irrigation systems.
  • Schedule agricultural or forestry work.
  • Train workers in farming, forestry, or hunting techniques.

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

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