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Commissioned Fire Officers

ANZSCO ID 139112

Overview

All Commissioned Officers (Management)

  • $2,834 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Commissioned Fire Officers

  • 1,400 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 97% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 50 years Average age
  • 7% female Gender Share

Commissioned Fire Officers provide high level management to support the running of geographical or operational sections of a fire service.

Specialisations: Fire Investigator, Inspector (Fire Services).

You will need to have extensive experience as a fire fighter and progress through the ranks of your profession to advance to the rank of a Commissioned Fire Officer.

Tasks
  • Establishes administrative and operational procedures by taking account of the organisation's operating environment.
  • Makes policy decisions and accepts responsibility for operations, performance of staff, achievement of targets and adherence to budgets, standards and procedures.
  • Establishes lines of control and delegates responsibilities to subordinate staff.
  • Represents the organisation in dealings with other organisations and the public.
  • Controls the collection and interpretation of management information to monitor performance.
  • Controls the use of, and accounting for, the assets and facilities of the organisation.
  • Prepares budgets and other management plans.
  • Prepares reports, authorises the release of information and handles public relations activities.

Prospects

Pathways

You will need to have extensive experience as a fire fighter and progress through the ranks of your profession to advance to the rank of a Commissioned Fire Officer.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Public Safety VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Commissioned Officers (Management) who can communicate clearly with a diverse range of people, provide leadership, direction and planning.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    80% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Public safety and security

    75% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  3. Education and training

    74% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  4. Building and construction

    66% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  5. Mechanical

    62% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  6. English language

    60% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  7. Personnel and human resources

    59% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  8. Administration and management

    58% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  9. Psychology

    57% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  10. Chemistry

    54% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  11. Computers and electronics

    53% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  12. Clerical

    53% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  13. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  14. Engineering and technology

    50% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  15. Law and government

    50% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  16. Technical design

    50% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  17. Physics

    49% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  18. Medicine and dentistry

    45% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  19. Telecommunications

    44% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  20. Transportation

    42% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    63% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  2. Coordination with others

    61% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Active listening

    59% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  4. Management of personnel resources

    57% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  5. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  6. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  7. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Serving others

    55% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  10. Social perceptiveness

    55% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Time management

    55% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  12. Instructing

    54% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  14. Learning strategies

    54% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  15. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Active learning

    52% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  18. Systems evaluation

    52% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  19. Operation monitoring

    50% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  20. Negotiation

    46% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Problem spotting

    61% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  4. Far vision

    59% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Near vision

    57% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  7. Speech clarity

    57% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  8. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  9. Flexibility of closure

    55% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  10. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  11. Perceptual speed

    55% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  12. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  13. Multilimb coordination

    54% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  14. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  16. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Multitasking

    52% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  18. Selective attention

    50% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Auditory attention

    50% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  20. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Helping and caring for others

    81% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    78% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    76% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  4. Communicating with the public

    75% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  5. Doing physically active work

    75% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    75% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  7. Working with the public

    74% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  8. Building good relationships

    73% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Communicating within a team

    73% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  10. Coordinating the work of a team

    73% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  11. Guiding and directing staff

    71% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  12. Looking for changes over time

    69% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  13. Researching and investigating

    69% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Training and teaching others

    69% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  15. Coming up with systems and processes

    67% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  16. Driving vehicles or equipment

    67% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  17. Leading and encouraging a team

    63% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    62% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  19. Checking for errors or defects

    61% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  20. Documenting or recording information

    59% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 33-1021.01 - Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Health and safety of others

    92% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  2. Teamwork

    92% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  3. Contact with people

    91% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  4. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    90% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  5. Impact of decisions

    89% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    89% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Frequent decision making

    87% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  8. Lead or coordinate a team

    87% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  9. Contact with the public

    87% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  10. Telephone

    87% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  11. Responsible for outcomes

    87% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  12. Face-to-face discussions

    86% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  13. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    86% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  14. Consequence of error

    85% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  15. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    84% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  16. Physically close to people

    84% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  17. Unstructured work

    82% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  18. Being exact or accurate

    80% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  19. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    77% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  20. Dangerous equipment

    77% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Independence

    86% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  2. Relationships

    86% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  3. Recognition

    76% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  4. Working conditions

    74% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  5. Achievement

    71% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  6. Support

    71% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  2. Practical

    81% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  3. Helping

    76% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Administrative

    43% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  5. Analytical

    38% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  6. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 33-1021.01 - Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors.

All Commissioned Officers (Management)

  • $2,834 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Commissioned Fire Officers

  • 1,400 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 97% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 50 years Average age
  • 7% female Gender Share

Commissioned Fire Officers provide high level management to support the running of geographical or operational sections of a fire service.

Specialisations: Fire Investigator, Inspector (Fire Services).

You will need to have extensive experience as a fire fighter and progress through the ranks of your profession to advance to the rank of a Commissioned Fire Officer.

Tasks
  • Establishes administrative and operational procedures by taking account of the organisation's operating environment.
  • Makes policy decisions and accepts responsibility for operations, performance of staff, achievement of targets and adherence to budgets, standards and procedures.
  • Establishes lines of control and delegates responsibilities to subordinate staff.
  • Represents the organisation in dealings with other organisations and the public.
  • Controls the collection and interpretation of management information to monitor performance.
  • Controls the use of, and accounting for, the assets and facilities of the organisation.
  • Prepares budgets and other management plans.
  • Prepares reports, authorises the release of information and handles public relations activities.

You will need to have extensive experience as a fire fighter and progress through the ranks of your profession to advance to the rank of a Commissioned Fire Officer.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Public Safety VET training pathways.

Employers look for Commissioned Officers (Management) who can communicate clearly with a diverse range of people, provide leadership, direction and planning.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    80% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  2. Public safety and security

    75% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  3. Education and training

    74% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  4. Building and construction

    66% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  5. Mechanical

    62% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  6. English language

    60% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  7. Personnel and human resources

    59% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  8. Administration and management

    58% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  9. Psychology

    57% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  10. Chemistry

    54% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  11. Computers and electronics

    53% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  12. Clerical

    53% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  13. Mathematics

    52% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  14. Engineering and technology

    50% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  15. Law and government

    50% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  16. Technical design

    50% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  17. Physics

    49% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  18. Medicine and dentistry

    45% Skill level

    Diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities, including preventive health-care measures.

  19. Telecommunications

    44% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  20. Transportation

    42% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    63% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  2. Coordination with others

    61% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  3. Active listening

    59% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  4. Management of personnel resources

    57% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  5. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  6. Critical thinking

    57% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  7. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  8. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  9. Serving others

    55% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  10. Social perceptiveness

    55% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  11. Time management

    55% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  12. Instructing

    54% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  13. Judgment and decision making

    54% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  14. Learning strategies

    54% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  15. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  16. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Active learning

    52% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  18. Systems evaluation

    52% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  19. Operation monitoring

    50% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  20. Negotiation

    46% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Problem spotting

    61% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  4. Far vision

    59% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  5. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  6. Near vision

    57% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  7. Speech clarity

    57% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  8. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  9. Flexibility of closure

    55% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  10. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  11. Perceptual speed

    55% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  12. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  13. Multilimb coordination

    54% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  14. Speech recognition

    54% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  15. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  16. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  17. Multitasking

    52% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  18. Selective attention

    50% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Auditory attention

    50% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  20. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Helping and caring for others

    81% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  2. Making decisions and solving problems

    78% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    76% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  4. Communicating with the public

    75% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  5. Doing physically active work

    75% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  6. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    75% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  7. Working with the public

    74% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  8. Building good relationships

    73% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  9. Communicating within a team

    73% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  10. Coordinating the work of a team

    73% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  11. Guiding and directing staff

    71% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  12. Looking for changes over time

    69% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  13. Researching and investigating

    69% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Training and teaching others

    69% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  15. Coming up with systems and processes

    67% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  16. Driving vehicles or equipment

    67% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  17. Leading and encouraging a team

    63% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  18. Assessing and evaluating things

    62% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  19. Checking for errors or defects

    61% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  20. Documenting or recording information

    59% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 33-1021.01 - Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Health and safety of others

    92% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  2. Teamwork

    92% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  3. Contact with people

    91% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  4. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    90% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  5. Impact of decisions

    89% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    89% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Frequent decision making

    87% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  8. Lead or coordinate a team

    87% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  9. Contact with the public

    87% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  10. Telephone

    87% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  11. Responsible for outcomes

    87% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  12. Face-to-face discussions

    86% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  13. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    86% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  14. Consequence of error

    85% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  15. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    84% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  16. Physically close to people

    84% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  17. Unstructured work

    82% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  18. Being exact or accurate

    80% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  19. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    77% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  20. Dangerous equipment

    77% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Independence

    86% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  2. Relationships

    86% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  3. Recognition

    76% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  4. Working conditions

    74% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  5. Achievement

    71% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  6. Support

    71% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  2. Practical

    81% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  3. Helping

    76% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  4. Administrative

    43% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  5. Analytical

    38% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  6. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 33-1021.01 - Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors.
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