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First-Line Supervisors of Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers - 45-1011.08

O*NET-SOC Description

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of animal husbandry or animal care workers.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Animal Care Supervisor
  • Animal Caretaker Supervisor
  • Broiler Supervisor
  • Cattle Manager
  • Facility Manager
  • Facility Supervisor
  • Feed Manager
  • Horse Farm Manager
  • Research Animal Facility Supervisor
  • Sow Farm Manager

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Assign tasks such as feeding and treatment of animals, and cleaning and maintenance of animal quarters.
  • Confer with managers to determine production requirements, conditions of equipment and supplies, and work schedules.
  • Direct and assist workers in maintenance and repair of facilities.
  • Establish work schedules and procedures.
  • Inseminate livestock artificially to produce desired offspring.
  • Inspect buildings, fences, fields or ranges, supplies, and equipment to determine work to be performed.
  • Investigate complaints of animal neglect or cruelty, and follow up on complaints appearing to require prosecution.
  • Monitor animal care, maintenance, breeding, or packing and transfer activities to ensure work is done correctly.
  • Monitor eggs and adjust incubator thermometers and gauges to facilitate hatching progress and to maintain specified conditions.
  • Observe animals for signs of illness, injury, or unusual behavior, notifying veterinarians or managers as warranted.
  • Operate euthanasia equipment to destroy animals.
  • Perform the same animal care duties as subordinates.
  • Plan budgets and arrange for purchase of animals, feed, or supplies.
  • Prepare reports concerning facility activities, employees' time records, and animal treatment.
  • Recruit, hire, and pay workers.
  • Study feed, weight, health, genetic, or milk production records to determine feed formulas and rations and breeding schedules.
  • Train workers in animal care procedures, maintenance duties, and safety precautions.
  • 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.
  • Care for animals.
  • Confer with managers to make operational decisions.
  • Direct activities of agricultural, forestry, or fishery employees.
  • 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 operational records.
  • Maintain personnel records.
  • Monitor animal behavior or condition.
  • Monitor financial activities.
  • Perform animal breeding procedures.
  • 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

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Animal Keeper, Head
  • Barn Boss
  • Camp Tender
  • Manager, Animal Shelter
  • Manager, Game Preserve
  • Supervisor, Animal Maintenance
  • Supervisor, Artificial Breeding Ranch
  • Supervisor, Dairy Farm
  • Supervisor, Game Farm
  • Supervisor, Kennel
  • Supervisor, Laboratory Animal Facility
  • Supervisor, Livestock-Yard
  • Supervisor, Poultry Farm
  • Supervisor, Poultry Hatchery
  • Supervisor, Research Dairy Farm
  • Supervisor, Research Kennel
  • Supervisor, Stock Ranch
  • Supervisor, Wool-Shearing
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