Occupation Profile for Managers of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers

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

 
 
 

 
 
Sample Job Titles
Agriculture Manager
Boom Boss
Boom Master
Christmas Tree Farmer
Citrus Harvest Superintendent
Corn Crop Foreman
Crew Boss, Christmas Tree Farm
Farm Boss
Farm Manager
Farm Owner Operator
Field Operations Farm Manager
Field Supervisor, Seed Production
Forest Nursery Supervisor
Greenhouse Superintendent
Group Leader
Grove Manager
Grove Superintendent
Grower
Harvest Contractor
Head Rose Grower
Irrigation Foreman
Irrigator, Head
Manager, Christmas Tree Farm
Manager, Distillery
Migrant Leader
Mushroom Grower
Operations Manager
Orchard Manager
Pest Management Supervisor
Planting Supervisor
Portable Track Crew Chief
Production Manager
Production Supervisor
Propagation Manager
Row Boss, Hoeing
Supervisor Grower
Supervisor, Area
Supervisor, Cranberry Bog
Supervisor, Detasseling Crew
Supervisor, Distillery
Supervisor, Diversified Crops
Supervisor, Farm
Supervisor, Field
Supervisor, Field Crop Farming
Supervisor, Greenhouse
Supervisor, Harvest Crew
Supervisor, Horticultural Specialty Farming
Supervisor, Insect and Disease Inspection
Supervisor, Irrigation
Supervisor, Nursery
Supervisor, Park Worker
Supervisor, Picking Crew
Supervisor, Rose Grading
Supervisor, Shed Workers
Supervisor, Tree Fruit and Nut Farming
Supervisor, Vegetable Farming
Supervisor, Vine Fruit Farming
Supervisor, Yarding
Yard Supervisor, Cotton Gin
Yarder Boss

Related Occupations

Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Supplemental — Monitor and oversee construction projects such as horticultural buildings and irrigation systems.
  • Core — Train workers in techniques such as planting, harvesting, weeding, and insect identification, and in the use of safety measures.
  • Supplemental — Perform hardscape activities including installation and repair of irrigation systems, resurfacing and grading of paths, rockwork, or erosion control.
  • Core — Drive and operate farm machinery such as trucks, tractors, or self-propelled harvesters in order to transport workers and supplies, or to cultivate and harvest fields.
  • Core — Inspect crops, fields, and plant stock to determine conditions and need for cultivating, spraying, weeding, or harvesting.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
 
 
 
 
 

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