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Career Details :: First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors of Horticultural Workers
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of horticultural workers. Manager/Supervisors are generally found in smaller establishments where they perform both supervisory and management functions, such as accounting, marketing, and personnel work, and may also engage in the same horticultural work as the workers they supervise.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Reviews employees' work to ascertain quality and quantity of work performed.
- Drives and operates heavy machinery, such as dump truck, tractor, or growth-media tiller, to transport materials and supplies.
- Assigns workers to duties, such as cultivation, harvesting, maintenance, grading and packing products, or altering greenhouse environmental conditions.
- Prepares and submits written or oral reports of personnel actions, such as performance evaluations, hires, promotions, and discipline.
- Reads inventory records, customer orders, and shipping schedules to ascertain day's activities.
- Maintains records of employees' hours worked and work completed.
- Observes plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees in greenhouses, cold frames, or fields to ascertain condition.
- Estimates work-hour requirements to plant, cultivate, or harvest, and prepares work schedule.
- Confers with management to report conditions, plan planting and harvesting schedules, and to discuss changes in fertilizer, herbicides, or cultivating techniques.
- Trains employees in horticultural techniques, such as transplanting and weeding, shearing and harvesting trees, and grading and packing flowers.
- Inspects facilities to determine maintenance needs, such as malfunctioning environmental- control system, clogged sprinklers, or missing glass panes in greenhouse.
- Chefs and Head Cooks
- Dietitians and Nutritionists
- Farm and Home Management Advisors
- First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors of Animal Care Workers, Except Livestock
- First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors of Landscaping Workers
- First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors of Logging Workers
- First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
- Nursery and Greenhouse Managers
General Work Activities
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
- Coordinating Work & Activities of Others
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Making Decisions and Solving Problems
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
- Supervise, Coach, Train Others
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Coordinate or Lead Others