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Noxious Weeds and Pest Inspectors

ANZSCO ID 599514

Overview

All Inspectors and Regulatory Officers

  • $1,424 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Noxious Weeds and Pest Inspectors

  • 1,100 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 78% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 34% female Gender Share

Noxious Weeds and Pest Inspectors inspect and monitor plants, land and water for noxious plants and animal species, and organise for their control or eradication.

Also known as: Biosecurity Officer (Weeds and Pests).

You can work as a Noxious Weeds and Pest Inspector without formal qualifications, however, a formal qualification in science (agricultural, environmental or natural and physical), land management, horticulture or another related field is often required. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Identifies pest and weed problems and determines treatment and management.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Noxious Weeds and Pest Inspector without formal qualifications, however, a formal qualification in science (agricultural, environmental or natural and physical), land management, horticulture or another related field is often required. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Local Government and Public Sector VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Inspectors and Regulatory Officers who have a good attention to detail, strong people skills and a good work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Biology

    56% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  2. Customer and personal service

    53% Skill level

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

  3. Production and processing

    53% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  4. Transportation

    51% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    51% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Chemistry

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    44% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Mechanical

    41% Skill level

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

  10. English language

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Sales and marketing

    41% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  12. Public safety and security

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Physics

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Personnel and human resources

    32% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    31% Skill level

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

  17. Computers and electronics

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Geography

    28% 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. Communications and media

    25% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    20% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  9. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Active learning

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Persuasion

    34% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Equipment maintenance

    32% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  18. Writing

    32% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  19. Instructing

    30% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Negotiation

    25% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  6. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  7. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  9. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  11. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  12. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Depth perception

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  16. Arm-hand steadiness

    37% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  17. Far vision

    37% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Selective attention

    37% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Speech recognition

    36% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Colour discrimination

    34% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    76% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Doing physically active work

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Working with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    62% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    60% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Working with mechanical equipment

    57% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  11. Communicating within a team

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Checking for errors or defects

    56% Skill level

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

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    53% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  14. Communicating with the public

    53% Skill level

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

  15. Documenting or recording information

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Driving vehicles or equipment

    51% Skill level

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

  17. Controlling equipment or machines

    51% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  18. Researching and investigating

    49% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Assessing and evaluating things

    48% Skill level

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

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, 37-3012.00 - Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation.

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. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    95% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  2. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    93% Important

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

  3. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    93% Important

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

  4. Frequent decision making

    91% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  5. Exposure to contaminants

    88% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  6. Impact of decisions

    87% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    86% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Face-to-face discussions

    85% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    84% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  11. Telephone

    84% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  12. Time pressure

    83% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Dangerous conditions

    82% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

  14. Contact with the public

    80% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    77% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  16. Consequence of error

    76% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  17. Unstructured work

    76% Important

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

  18. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    73% Important

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

  19. Contact with people

    72% Important

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

  20. Very hot or cold temperatures

    72% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Independence

    57% 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. Working conditions

    50% Important

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

  4. Relationships

    48% 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.

  5. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    29% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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, 37-3012.00 - Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation.

All Inspectors and Regulatory Officers

  • $1,424 Weekly Pay
  • Decline Future Growth

Noxious Weeds and Pest Inspectors

  • 1,100 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 78% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 41 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 34% female Gender Share

Noxious Weeds and Pest Inspectors inspect and monitor plants, land and water for noxious plants and animal species, and organise for their control or eradication.

Also known as: Biosecurity Officer (Weeds and Pests).

You can work as a Noxious Weeds and Pest Inspector without formal qualifications, however, a formal qualification in science (agricultural, environmental or natural and physical), land management, horticulture or another related field is often required. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Identifies pest and weed problems and determines treatment and management.

You can work as a Noxious Weeds and Pest Inspector without formal qualifications, however, a formal qualification in science (agricultural, environmental or natural and physical), land management, horticulture or another related field is often required. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

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

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Local Government and Public Sector VET training pathways.

Employers look for Inspectors and Regulatory Officers who have a good attention to detail, strong people skills and a good work ethic.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Biology

    56% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  2. Customer and personal service

    53% Skill level

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

  3. Production and processing

    53% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  4. Transportation

    51% Skill level

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

  5. Education and training

    51% Skill level

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

  6. Administration and management

    48% Skill level

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

  7. Chemistry

    48% Skill level

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

  8. Mathematics

    44% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Mechanical

    41% Skill level

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

  10. English language

    41% Skill level

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

  11. Sales and marketing

    41% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  12. Public safety and security

    39% Skill level

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

  13. Physics

    37% Skill level

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

  14. Law and government

    36% Skill level

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

  15. Personnel and human resources

    32% Skill level

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

  16. Clerical

    31% Skill level

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

  17. Computers and electronics

    29% Skill level

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

  18. Geography

    28% 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. Communications and media

    25% Skill level

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

  20. Telecommunications

    20% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Active listening

    43% Skill level

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

  2. Operation and control

    43% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  3. Speaking

    43% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  4. Complex problem solving

    41% Skill level

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

  5. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  6. Judgment and decision making

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Operation monitoring

    41% Skill level

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

  8. Reading comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  9. Time management

    41% Skill level

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

  10. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  11. Monitoring

    39% Skill level

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

  12. Social perceptiveness

    36% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Active learning

    34% Skill level

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

  14. Persuasion

    34% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Equipment maintenance

    32% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  16. Management of personnel resources

    32% Skill level

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

  17. Serving others

    32% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  18. Writing

    32% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  19. Instructing

    30% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Negotiation

    25% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Near vision

    46% Skill level

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

  2. Oral comprehension

    46% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  3. Control precision

    43% Skill level

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

  4. Deductive reasoning

    43% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  6. Manual dexterity

    43% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  7. Multilimb coordination

    43% Skill level

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

  8. Oral expression

    43% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  9. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Static strength

    43% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  11. Written comprehension

    43% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  12. Problem spotting

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Depth perception

    41% Skill level

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

  14. Inductive reasoning

    41% Skill level

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

  15. Speech clarity

    41% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  16. Arm-hand steadiness

    37% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  17. Far vision

    37% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  18. Selective attention

    37% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Speech recognition

    36% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  20. Colour discrimination

    34% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

Activities

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

  1. Handling and moving objects

    76% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Doing physically active work

    73% Skill level

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

  3. Working with the public

    65% Skill level

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

  4. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    64% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring people, processes and things

    63% Skill level

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

  6. Planning and prioritising work

    62% Skill level

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

  7. Building good relationships

    60% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    59% Skill level

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

  9. Looking for changes over time

    58% Skill level

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

  10. Working with mechanical equipment

    57% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  11. Communicating within a team

    57% Skill level

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

  12. Checking for errors or defects

    56% Skill level

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

  13. Scheduling work and activities

    53% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  14. Communicating with the public

    53% Skill level

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

  15. Documenting or recording information

    52% Skill level

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

  16. Driving vehicles or equipment

    51% Skill level

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

  17. Controlling equipment or machines

    51% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  18. Researching and investigating

    49% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  19. Checking compliance with standards

    48% Skill level

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

  20. Assessing and evaluating things

    48% Skill level

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

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, 37-3012.00 - Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation.

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. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    95% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  2. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    93% Important

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

  3. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    93% Important

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

  4. Frequent decision making

    91% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  5. Exposure to contaminants

    88% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  6. Impact of decisions

    87% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    86% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Face-to-face discussions

    85% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  9. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  10. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    84% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  11. Telephone

    84% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  12. Time pressure

    83% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Dangerous conditions

    82% Important

    Work near dangers like high voltage electricity, flammable material, explosives or chemicals.

  14. Contact with the public

    80% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  15. Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings

    77% Important

    Be exposed to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.

  16. Consequence of error

    76% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  17. Unstructured work

    76% Important

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

  18. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    73% Important

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

  19. Contact with people

    72% Important

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

  20. Very hot or cold temperatures

    72% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

Values

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

  1. 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.

  2. Independence

    57% 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. Working conditions

    50% Important

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

  4. Relationships

    48% 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.

  5. Achievement

    29% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    29% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    95% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    38% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    33% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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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, 37-3012.00 - Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation.
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