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Fishing and Hunting Workers

Hunt, trap, catch, or gather wild animals or aquatic animals and plants. May use nets, traps, or other equipment. May haul catch onto ship or other vessel.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Put fishing equipment into the water and anchor or tow equipment, according to the fishing method used.
    • Obtain required approvals for using poisons or traps, and notify persons in areas where traps and poison are set.
    • Obtain required approvals for using poisons or traps, and notify persons in areas where traps and poison are set.
    • Wash decks, conveyors, knives, and other equipment, using brushes, detergents, and water.
    • Teach or guide individuals or groups unfamiliar with specific hunting methods or types of prey.
    • Select, bait, and set traps, and lay poison along trails, according to species, size, habits, and environs of birds or animals and reasons for trapping them.
    • Release quarry from traps or nets and transfer to cages.
    • Interpret weather and vessel conditions to determine appropriate responses.
    • Load and unload vessel equipment and supplies, by hand or using hoisting equipment.
    • Kill or stun trapped quarry, using clubs, poisons, guns, or drowning methods.
    • Participate in animal damage control, wildlife management, disease control, and research activities.
    • Connect accessories such as floats, weights, flags, lights, or markers to nets, lines, or traps.
    • Transport fish to processing plants or to buyers.
    • Patrol trap lines or nets to inspect settings, remove catch, and reset or relocate traps.
    • Track animals by checking for signs such as droppings or destruction of vegetation.
    • Maintain and repair trapping equipment.
    • Sort, pack, and store catch in holds with salt and ice.
    • Locate fish, using fish-finding equipment.
    • Steer vessels and operate navigational instruments.
    • Remove catches from fishing equipment and measure them to ensure compliance with legal size.
    • Maintain engines, fishing gear, and other on-board equipment and perform minor repairs.
    • Compute positions and plot courses on charts to navigate vessels, using instruments such as compasses, sextants, and charts.
    • Scrape fat, blubber, or flesh from skin sides of pelts with knives or hand scrapers.
    • Travel on foot, by vehicle, or by equipment such as boats, snowmobiles, helicopters, snowshoes, or skis to reach hunting areas.
    • Obtain permission from landowners to hunt or trap on their land.
    • Sort, pack, and store catch in holds with salt and ice.
    • Skin quarry, using knives, and stretch pelts on frames to be cured.
    • Attach nets, slings, hooks, blades, or lifting devices to cables, booms, hoists, or dredges.
    • Wash and sort pelts according to species, color, and quality.
    • Harvest marine life for human or animal consumption, using diving or dredging equipment, traps, barges, rods, reels, or tackle.

    Skills

    • Operations Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or display screens to make sure a machine is working.

    • Programming

      Writing computer programs.

    • Technology Design

      Making equipment and technology useful for customers.

    • Social Perceptiveness

      Understanding people's reactions.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others.

    • Negotiation

      Bringing people together to solve differences.

    • Management of Material Resources

      Managing equipment and materials.

    • Complex Problem Solving

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

    • Management of Personnel Resources

      Selecting and managing the best workers for a job.

    • Time Management

      Managing your time and the time of other people.

    • Operations Analysis

      Figuring out what a product or service needs to be able to do.

    • Equipment Maintenance

      Planning and doing the basic maintenance on equipment.

    • Repairing

      Repairing machines or systems using the right tools.

    • Writing

      Writing things for co-workers or customers.

    • Critical Thinking

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

    • Learning Strategies

      Using the best training or teaching strategies for learning new things.

    • Science

      Using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems.

    • Monitoring

      Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.

    • Coordination

      Changing what is done based on other people's actions.

    • Systems Analysis

      Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it.

    • Systems Evaluation

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

    • Persuasion

      Talking people into changing their minds or their behavior.

    • Service Orientation

      Looking for ways to help people.

    • Equipment Selection

      Deciding what kind of tools and equipment are needed to do a job.

    • Installation

      Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs.

    • Quality Control Analysis

      Testing how well a product or service works.

    • Troubleshooting

      Figuring out what is causing equipment, machines, wiring, or computer programs to not work.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Reading work-related information.

    • Mathematics

      Using math to solve problems.

    • Active Listening

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

    • Active Learning

      Figuring out how to use new ideas or things.

    • Judgment and Decision Making

      Thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one.

    • Instructing

      Teaching people how to do something.

    • Management of Financial Resources

      Making spending decisions and keeping track of what is spent.

    • Operation and Control

      Using equipment or systems.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
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    Workplace Documents
    N/A
    Graphic Literacy
    N/A

    Abilities

    • Memorization

      Remembering words, numbers, pictures, or steps.

    • Number Facility

      Adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing.

    • Mathematical Reasoning

      Choosing the right type of math to solve a problem.

    • Oral Expression

      Communicating by speaking.

    • Visualization

      Imagining how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

    • Multilimb Coordination

      Using your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down.

    • Spatial Orientation

      Knowing where things are around you.

    • Flexibility of Closure

      Seeing hidden patterns.

    • Response Orientation

      Quickly deciding if you should move your hand, foot, or other body part.

    • Manual Dexterity

      Holding or moving items with your hands.

    • Gross Body Coordination

      Moving your arms, legs, and mid-section together while your whole body is moving.

    • Auditory Attention

      Paying attention to one sound while there are other distracting sounds.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      Noticing when problems happen.

    • Originality

      Creating new and original ideas.

    • Trunk Strength

      Using your lower back and stomach.

    • Sound Localization

      Noticing the direction that a sound came from.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      Using rules to solve problems.

    • Static Strength

      Lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying.

    • Far Vision

      Seeing details that are far away.

    • Fluency of Ideas

      Coming up with lots of ideas.

    • Finger Dexterity

      Putting together small parts with your fingers.

    • Night Vision

      Seeing at night or under low light.

    • Speed of Limb Movement

      Quickly moving your arms and legs.

    • Stamina

      Exercising for a long time without getting out of breath.

    • Near Vision

      Seeing details up close.

    • Written Expression

      Communicating by writing.

    • Visual Color Discrimination

      Noticing the difference between colors, including shades and brightness.

    • Gross Body Equilibrium

      Keeping your balance or staying upright.

    • Extent Flexibility

      Bending, stretching, twisting, or reaching with your body, arms, and/or legs.

    • Glare Sensitivity

      Seeing something even if there is a glare or very bright light.

    • Information Ordering

      Ordering or arranging things.

    • Category Flexibility

      Grouping things in different ways.

    • Wrist-Finger Speed

      Making fast, simple, repeated movements of your fingers, hands, and wrists.

    • Time Sharing

      Doing two or more things at the same time.

    • Rate Control

      Changing when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

    • Selective Attention

      Paying attention to something without being distracted.

    • Perceptual Speed

      Quickly comparing groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

    • Written Comprehension

      Reading and understanding what is written.

    • Oral Comprehension

      Listening and understanding what people say.

    • Speech Clarity

      Speaking clearly.

    • Control Precision

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

    • Speed of Closure

      Quickly knowing what you are looking at.

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      Keeping your arm or hand steady.

    • Reaction Time

      Quickly moving your hand, finger, or foot based on a sound, light, picture or other command.

    • Dynamic Strength

      Exercising for a long time without your muscles getting tired.

    • Depth Perception

      Deciding which thing is closer or farther away from you, or deciding how far away it is from you.

    • Speech Recognition

      Recognizing spoken words.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      Making general rules or coming up with answers from lots of detailed information.

    • Explosive Strength

      Jumping, sprinting, or throwing something.

    • Dynamic Flexibility

      Quickly and repeatedly bending, stretching, twisting, or reaching out with your body, arms, and/or legs.

    • Hearing Sensitivity

      Telling the difference between sounds.

    • Peripheral Vision

      Seeing something to your side when your are looking ahead.

    Knowledge

    • Sociology and Anthropology

      Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures, and their history and origins.

    • Engineering and Technology

      Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Design

      Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    • History and Archeology

      Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.

    • Telecommunications

      Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

    • Psychology

      Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

    • Chemistry

      Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

    • Education and Training

      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    • Medicine and Dentistry

      Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

    • Fine Arts

      Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

    • Food Production

      Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • English Language

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

    • Economics and Accounting

      Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

    • Law and Government

      Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

    • Communications and Media

      Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

    • Transportation

      Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

    • Personnel and Human Resources

      Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

    • Building and Construction

      Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Therapy and Counseling

      Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

    • Philosophy and Theology

      Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.

    • Sales and Marketing

      Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

    • Public Safety and Security

      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

    • Biology

      Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

    • Administrative

      Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    • Physics

      Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub-atomic structures and processes.

    • Foreign Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

    • Geography

      Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.

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    • Currently Employed 29,200
    • Yearly Projected Openings 4400

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Initiative
    • Attention to Detail
    • Independence
    • Integrity
    • Persistence

    Tools

    • Acoustic ear muffs or defenders
    • Air rifles or air handguns
    • All terrain vehicles tracked or wheeled
    • Anchor lines
    • Anchor retrievers
    • Anchor rollers
    • Animal calls
    • Animal catching devices
    • Archery arm guards
    • Archery arrows
    • Archery bow strings
    • Archery bows
    • Archery gloves
    • Assistive listening devices
    • Axes
    • Bench vises
    • Binoculars
    • Blocks or pulleys
    • Boathooks
    • Borescope inspection equipment
    • Calipers
    • Camera tripods
    • Carts
    • Chest freezers
    • Claw hammer
    • Cleaning brushes
    • Clock timers
    • Commercial fish hooks
    • Commercial fishing floats
    • Commercial fishing line tackle
    • Commercial fishing nets
    • Commercial fishing reels
    • Commercial sinkers or weights
    • Commercial use cutlery
    • Compressed air gun
    • Deburring tool
    • Dewatering pumps
    • Digital camcorders or video cameras
    • Dinghies
    • Direction finding compasses
    • Diving instruments or accessories
    • Drain or pipe cleaning equipment
    • Dredgers
    • Electronic charts or maps or atlases
    • Electronic counters
    • Farmers own file
    • Fertilizer spreaders or distributors
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Fishing boats
    • Fishing lures
    • Fishing net haulers
    • Fishing rods
    • Flares
    • Flashlight
    • Flat nose pliers
    • Force or torque sensors
    • Funnels
    • Global positioning system GPS receiver
    • Goggles
    • Gun barrel
    • Gun cases
    • Handguns
    • Hard hats
    • Hatchets
    • Hoists
    • Hydraulic hand crimp tool
    • Infrared imagers
    • Instrument tripods
    • Insulated or flotation suits
    • J hooks
    • Knife blades
    • Laser measuring systems
    • Leather straps
    • Life rings
    • Life vests or preservers
    • Lifeboats or liferafts
    • Lifelines or lifeline equipment
    • Lifting cables
    • Light enhancing cameras or vision devices
    • Light trucks or sport utility vehicles
    • Lighters
    • Lighting pole or post and hardware
    • Machetes
    • Magnifiers
    • Marine craft communications systems
    • Marine fenders
    • Marine rudders
    • Marine signaling systems
    • Metallic mirrors
    • Micrometers
    • Mining headlamp
    • Mobile medical services first aid blankets
    • Mobile medical services first aid kits
    • Needlenose pliers
    • Notebook computers
    • Paddles
    • Parts of guns or pistols
    • Personal computers
    • Pet grooming products
    • Phone headsets
    • Picks
    • Pisciculture supplies
    • Pocket knives
    • Post hole digger
    • Pressure or steam cleaners
    • Protective knee pads
    • Protective pants
    • Pull spring balances
    • Pullers
    • Radar reflectors
    • Radarbased surveillance systems
    • Radio navigation instruments
    • Radios
    • Rangefinders
    • Recreational motorboats
    • Recreational rowboats
    • Respirators
    • Restraint vests and jackets
    • Safety glasses
    • Safety harnesses or belts
    • Safety horns
    • Safety vests
    • Saws
    • Screw hooks
    • Screwdrivers
    • Sextants
    • Sharpening stones or tools or kits
    • Shears
    • Shovels
    • Sifters
    • Skis
    • Slings
    • Snowmobiles or snow scooter
    • Sonars
    • Specialty wrenches
    • Sporting decoys
    • Sporting rifles
    • Sporting shotguns
    • Sporting traps
    • Still cameras
    • Storm lights
    • Stripping tools
    • Strobe or warning lights
    • Tablet computers
    • Tag guns
    • Telescopes
    • Tents
    • Threading taps
    • Tongs
    • Trapshooting equipment
    • Trawlers
    • Trowels
    • Tumblers or polishers
    • Two way radios
    • Ultrasonic cleaning equipment
    • Utility knives
    • Water purification equipment
    • Winches
    • Wire brushes
    • Wire cutters
    • Wire lug crimping tool
    • Wire or cable cutter
    • Workshop cranes

    Technology

    • Analytical or scientific software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Map creation software
    • Route navigation software
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