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Commissioned Police Officers

ANZSCO ID 139113

Overview

All Commissioned Officers (Management)

  • $2,834 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Commissioned Police Officers

  • 790 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 98% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 50 years Average age
  • 11% female Gender Share

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

You will need to join the police force in your state or territory then progress through the ranks to advance to the rank of a Commissioned Police 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 join the police force in your state or territory then progress through the ranks to advance to the rank of a Commissioned Police 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

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Public safety and security

    82% Skill level

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

  3. Law and government

    73% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Psychology

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Personnel and human resources

    63% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Computers and electronics

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Therapy and counselling

    54% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  12. Sociology and anthropology

    52% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  13. Telecommunications

    44% Skill level

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

  14. Communications and media

    44% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  15. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  16. Philosophy and theology

    42% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  17. Transportation

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Geography

    32% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  19. Economics and accounting

    30% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  20. Medicine and dentistry

    30% Skill level

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

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. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Time management

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Coordination with others

    57% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Instructing

    57% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  8. Management of personnel resources

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Persuasion

    57% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  10. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  11. Social perceptiveness

    57% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Active learning

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Learning strategies

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    50% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Serving others

    48% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  19. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

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. Deductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  9. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  10. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Brainstorming

    52% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  13. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Far vision

    52% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  15. Flexibility of closure

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    50% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Multitasking

    50% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  18. Originality

    48% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  19. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Auditory attention

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    84% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  2. Building good relationships

    81% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Working with the public

    81% Skill level

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

  4. Guiding and directing staff

    80% Skill level

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

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    80% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  6. Looking for changes over time

    78% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    78% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating with the public

    78% Skill level

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

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    76% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating within a team

    75% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    75% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Helping and caring for others

    73% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  13. Monitoring people, processes and things

    72% Skill level

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

  14. Coordinating the work of a team

    72% Skill level

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

  15. Coaching and developing others

    71% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  16. Documenting or recording information

    69% Skill level

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

  17. Collecting and organising information

    68% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  18. Providing office support

    64% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  19. Training and teaching others

    63% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    59% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

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, 33-1012.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives.

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. Contact with people

    98% Important

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

  2. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Electronic mail

    97% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  5. Contact with the public

    96% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  6. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    96% Important

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

  7. Teamwork

    96% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    94% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    90% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  10. Health and safety of others

    89% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  11. Frequent decision making

    89% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Impact of decisions

    89% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Conflict situations

    89% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  14. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

  15. Responsible for outcomes

    88% Important

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

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    87% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Being exact or accurate

    87% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  18. Angry or unpleasant people

    84% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  19. Physically close to people

    81% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Time pressure

    81% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    90% 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. Recognition

    86% 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.

  3. Relationships

    76% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    76% 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. Helping

    67% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Administrative

    62% Important

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

  4. Practical

    52% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    33% 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, 33-1012.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives.

All Commissioned Officers (Management)

  • $2,834 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Commissioned Police Officers

  • 790 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 98% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 47 hours Average full-time
  • 50 years Average age
  • 11% female Gender Share

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

You will need to join the police force in your state or territory then progress through the ranks to advance to the rank of a Commissioned Police 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 join the police force in your state or territory then progress through the ranks to advance to the rank of a Commissioned Police 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

    84% Skill level

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

  2. Public safety and security

    82% Skill level

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

  3. Law and government

    73% Skill level

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

  4. Education and training

    72% Skill level

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

  5. Psychology

    71% Skill level

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

  6. Personnel and human resources

    63% Skill level

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

  7. English language

    62% Skill level

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

  8. Administration and management

    62% Skill level

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

  9. Clerical

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Computers and electronics

    54% Skill level

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

  11. Therapy and counselling

    54% Skill level

    Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and career counselling and guidance.

  12. Sociology and anthropology

    52% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  13. Telecommunications

    44% Skill level

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

  14. Communications and media

    44% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  15. Mathematics

    43% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  16. Philosophy and theology

    42% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  17. Transportation

    41% Skill level

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

  18. Geography

    32% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  19. Economics and accounting

    30% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  20. Medicine and dentistry

    30% Skill level

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

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. Active listening

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Critical thinking

    59% Skill level

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

  4. Time management

    59% Skill level

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

  5. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Coordination with others

    57% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  7. Instructing

    57% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  8. Management of personnel resources

    57% Skill level

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

  9. Persuasion

    57% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  10. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  11. Social perceptiveness

    57% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Speaking

    57% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  13. Active learning

    55% Skill level

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

  14. Learning strategies

    55% Skill level

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

  15. Writing

    55% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  16. Judgment and decision making

    52% Skill level

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

  17. Negotiation

    50% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  18. Serving others

    48% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  19. Systems evaluation

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Systems analysis

    46% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

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. Deductive reasoning

    59% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Inductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

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

  5. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

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

  6. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Speech clarity

    55% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  9. Speech recognition

    55% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  10. Near vision

    55% Skill level

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

  11. Sorting or ordering

    54% Skill level

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

  12. Brainstorming

    52% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  13. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  14. Far vision

    52% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  15. Flexibility of closure

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Selective attention

    50% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  17. Multitasking

    50% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  18. Originality

    48% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  19. Perceptual speed

    43% Skill level

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

  20. Auditory attention

    39% Skill level

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

Activities

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

  1. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    84% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  2. Building good relationships

    81% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  3. Working with the public

    81% Skill level

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

  4. Guiding and directing staff

    80% Skill level

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

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    80% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  6. Looking for changes over time

    78% Skill level

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

  7. Making decisions and solving problems

    78% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating with the public

    78% Skill level

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

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    76% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating within a team

    75% Skill level

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

  11. Researching and investigating

    75% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  12. Helping and caring for others

    73% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  13. Monitoring people, processes and things

    72% Skill level

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

  14. Coordinating the work of a team

    72% Skill level

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

  15. Coaching and developing others

    71% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  16. Documenting or recording information

    69% Skill level

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

  17. Collecting and organising information

    68% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  18. Providing office support

    64% Skill level

    Doing day-to-day office work such as filing and processing paperwork.

  19. Training and teaching others

    63% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    59% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

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, 33-1012.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives.

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. Contact with people

    98% Important

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

  2. Telephone

    98% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Electronic mail

    97% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  5. Contact with the public

    96% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  6. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    96% Important

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

  7. Teamwork

    96% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    94% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    90% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  10. Health and safety of others

    89% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  11. Frequent decision making

    89% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  12. Impact of decisions

    89% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Conflict situations

    89% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  14. Unstructured work

    89% Important

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

  15. Responsible for outcomes

    88% Important

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

  16. Lead or coordinate a team

    87% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  17. Being exact or accurate

    87% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  18. Angry or unpleasant people

    84% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  19. Physically close to people

    81% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Time pressure

    81% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

Values

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

  1. Independence

    90% 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. Recognition

    86% 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.

  3. Relationships

    76% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    76% 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. Helping

    67% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Administrative

    62% Important

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

  4. Practical

    52% Important

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

  5. Analytical

    33% 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, 33-1012.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives.
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