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Court Bailiffs and Sheriffs

ANZSCO ID 599212

Overview

All Court and Legal Clerks

  • $1,119 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Court Bailiffs and Sheriffs

  • 600 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 80% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 32% female Gender Share

Court Bailiffs or Sheriffs implement court orders and serve legal orders and summonses as an officer of the court.

Specialisations: Sheriff's Officer.

You can work as a Court Bailiff or Sheriff without formal qualifications, however, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in government (court compliance, court operations, security), justice, law enforcement or another related field may be useful.

Tasks
  • Enforces the law as an officer of the court by executing court orders such as eviction notices.
  • Serves legal orders and documents such as summonses and subpoenas.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Court Bailiff or Sheriff without formal qualifications, however, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in government (court compliance, court operations, security), justice, law enforcement or another related field may be useful.

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 Sector VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Court and Legal Clerks, who are professional, courteous and responsible.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Public safety and security

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Law and government

    70% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    67% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    59% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    58% Skill level

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

  7. Computers and electronics

    49% Skill level

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

  8. Clerical

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Therapy and counselling

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Personnel and human resources

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Telecommunications

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Philosophy and theology

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Mathematics

    38% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  15. Communications and media

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Transportation

    33% Skill level

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

  17. Sociology and anthropology

    31% Skill level

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

  18. Geography

    30% 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. Foreign language

    28% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  20. Medicine and dentistry

    24% 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. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Negotiation

    57% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  3. Social perceptiveness

    57% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  4. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  9. Complex problem solving

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Serving others

    52% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Time management

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Active learning

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Management of personnel resources

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Writing

    46% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Instructing

    46% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Systems analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Operation monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Operation and control

    32% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Deductive reasoning

    57% 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. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Written comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Static strength

    55% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  9. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Selective attention

    50% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  11. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Far vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  15. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Response orientation

    45% Skill level

    Quickly choose the right movement of the hand, foot, or other body part when there are two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures).

  18. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  19. Control precision

    41% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  20. Depth perception

    41% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

Activities

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

  1. Monitoring people, processes and things

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    75% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  3. Working with the public

    74% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    74% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating with the public

    73% Skill level

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

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    71% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Helping and caring for others

    69% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    67% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  11. Collecting and organising information

    64% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    64% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    62% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Documenting or recording information

    62% Skill level

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

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    61% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  16. Thinking creatively

    58% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  17. Making sense of information and ideas

    56% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  18. Checking for errors or defects

    54% Skill level

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

  19. Driving vehicles or equipment

    53% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    50% 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, 33-3051.03 - Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs.

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.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Contact with the public

    97% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  3. Frequent decision making

    97% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  4. Contact with people

    96% Important

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

  5. Angry or unpleasant people

    95% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  6. Impact of decisions

    94% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  7. Teamwork

    93% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Face-to-face discussions

    91% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    90% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    89% Important

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

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    88% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Health and safety of others

    87% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  13. Conflict situations

    85% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  14. Time pressure

    84% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Physically close to people

    83% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  16. Physically aggressive people

    82% Important

    Deal with physically aggressive or violent people.

  17. Disease or infection

    82% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  18. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    81% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  19. Consequence of error

    81% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  20. Lead or coordinate a team

    81% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  2. Independence

    81% 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.

  3. Relationships

    81% 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. Support

    81% 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Working conditions

    69% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    95% Important

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

  2. Practical

    86% 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

    29% 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, 33-3051.03 - Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs.

All Court and Legal Clerks

  • $1,119 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Court Bailiffs and Sheriffs

  • 600 workers Employment Size
  • Medium skill Skill level rating
  • 80% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 40 hours Average full-time
  • 48 years Average age
  • 32% female Gender Share

Court Bailiffs or Sheriffs implement court orders and serve legal orders and summonses as an officer of the court.

Specialisations: Sheriff's Officer.

You can work as a Court Bailiff or Sheriff without formal qualifications, however, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in government (court compliance, court operations, security), justice, law enforcement or another related field may be useful.

Tasks
  • Enforces the law as an officer of the court by executing court orders such as eviction notices.
  • Serves legal orders and documents such as summonses and subpoenas.

You can work as a Court Bailiff or Sheriff without formal qualifications, however, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in government (court compliance, court operations, security), justice, law enforcement or another related field may be useful.

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 Sector VET training pathways.

Employers look for Court and Legal Clerks, who are professional, courteous and responsible.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Customer and personal service

    75% Skill level

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

  2. Public safety and security

    74% Skill level

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

  3. Law and government

    70% Skill level

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

  4. Psychology

    67% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    59% Skill level

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

  6. English language

    58% Skill level

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

  7. Computers and electronics

    49% Skill level

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

  8. Clerical

    48% Skill level

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

  9. Administration and management

    45% Skill level

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

  10. Therapy and counselling

    45% Skill level

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

  11. Personnel and human resources

    45% Skill level

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

  12. Telecommunications

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Philosophy and theology

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Mathematics

    38% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  15. Communications and media

    36% Skill level

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

  16. Transportation

    33% Skill level

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

  17. Sociology and anthropology

    31% Skill level

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

  18. Geography

    30% 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. Foreign language

    28% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  20. Medicine and dentistry

    24% 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. Active listening

    57% Skill level

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

  2. Negotiation

    57% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  3. Social perceptiveness

    57% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  4. Critical thinking

    55% Skill level

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

  5. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

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

  6. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Speaking

    55% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  8. Persuasion

    54% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  9. Complex problem solving

    52% Skill level

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

  10. Coordination with others

    52% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Serving others

    52% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  12. Time management

    50% Skill level

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

  13. Active learning

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Management of personnel resources

    46% Skill level

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

  15. Monitoring

    46% Skill level

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

  16. Writing

    46% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  17. Instructing

    46% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Systems analysis

    41% Skill level

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

  19. Operation monitoring

    36% Skill level

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

  20. Operation and control

    32% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Problem spotting

    59% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Deductive reasoning

    57% 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. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  6. Written comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  7. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  8. Static strength

    55% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  9. Near vision

    54% Skill level

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

  10. Selective attention

    50% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  11. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  12. Far vision

    46% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Sorting or ordering

    46% Skill level

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

  14. Speech clarity

    45% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  15. Speech recognition

    45% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Perceptual speed

    45% Skill level

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

  17. Response orientation

    45% Skill level

    Quickly choose the right movement of the hand, foot, or other body part when there are two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures).

  18. Arm-hand steadiness

    43% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  19. Control precision

    41% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  20. Depth perception

    41% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

Activities

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

  1. Monitoring people, processes and things

    77% Skill level

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

  2. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    75% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  3. Working with the public

    74% Skill level

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

  4. Looking for changes over time

    74% Skill level

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

  5. Communicating with the public

    73% Skill level

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

  6. Making decisions and solving problems

    71% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    71% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Helping and caring for others

    69% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  9. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    67% Skill level

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

  10. Communicating within a team

    67% Skill level

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

  11. Collecting and organising information

    64% Skill level

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

  12. Assessing and evaluating things

    64% Skill level

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

  13. Researching and investigating

    62% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  14. Documenting or recording information

    62% Skill level

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

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    61% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  16. Thinking creatively

    58% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  17. Making sense of information and ideas

    56% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  18. Checking for errors or defects

    54% Skill level

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

  19. Driving vehicles or equipment

    53% Skill level

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

  20. Working with computers

    50% 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, 33-3051.03 - Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs.

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. Telephone

    99% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  2. Contact with the public

    97% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  3. Frequent decision making

    97% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  4. Contact with people

    96% Important

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

  5. Angry or unpleasant people

    95% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  6. Impact of decisions

    94% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  7. Teamwork

    93% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  8. Face-to-face discussions

    91% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    90% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    89% Important

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

  11. Freedom to make decisions

    88% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  12. Health and safety of others

    87% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  13. Conflict situations

    85% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  14. Time pressure

    84% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  15. Physically close to people

    83% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  16. Physically aggressive people

    82% Important

    Deal with physically aggressive or violent people.

  17. Disease or infection

    82% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  18. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    81% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  19. Consequence of error

    81% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  20. Lead or coordinate a team

    81% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

Values

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

  1. Achievement

    81% Important

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

  2. Independence

    81% 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.

  3. Relationships

    81% 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. Support

    81% 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Working conditions

    69% Important

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

Interests

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

  1. Enterprising

    95% Important

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

  2. Practical

    86% 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

    29% 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, 33-3051.03 - Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs.
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