First-Line Supervisors of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers

Bookmark Print History Journal
x

Journal


    • Please sign in to view journal entries
x

Your Employment History in this Occupation

Please sign in to view Employment History
x
Rating
x

Please fill out the fields below to e-mail someone a link to this page

x
Please sign in to bookmark occupations

About the Job

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

It is also Called

  • Yarding Supervisor
  • Yarder Boss
  • Vine Fruit Farming Supervisor
  • Vegetable Farming Supervisor
  • Tree Fruit and Nut Farming Supervisor
  • Team Foreman
  • Supervisor Grower
  • Shed Workers Supervisor
  • Seed Production Field Supervisor
  • Rose Grading Supervisor

What They Do

  • Arrange for transportation, equipment, or living quarters for seasonal workers.
  • Contract with seasonal workers and farmers to provide employment.
  • Prepare reports regarding farm conditions, crop yields, machinery breakdowns, or labor problems.
  • Perform the same horticultural or agricultural duties as subordinates.
  • Perform hardscape activities, including installation or repair of irrigation systems, resurfacing or grading of paths, rockwork, or erosion control.
  • Calculate or monitor budgets for maintenance or development of collections, grounds, or infrastructure.
  • Recruit, hire, or discharge workers.
  • Issue equipment, such as farm implements, machinery, ladders, or containers to workers, and collect equipment when work is complete.
  • Investigate grievances and settle disputes to maintain harmony among workers.
  • Monitor or oversee construction projects, such as horticultural buildings or irrigation systems.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: REC.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Enterprising and Conventional environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Independence, but also value Support and Achievement in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Food Production - Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Education Required

Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

LMI Region

Wages

In 2013, the average annual wage in Washington was $48,550 with most people making between $25,170 and $76,410

Outlook

Washington projection information is not available

Industries that Employ this Occupation

Industry breakdown is not available for this occupation