First-Line Supervisors of Aquacultural Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of aquacultural workers.

Median Annual Wage: $44,880

Education: Bachelor's degree (58%); Master's degree (14%); High school diploma or equivalent (13%)

Projected Growth: Decline (-3% or lower)

Related Job Titles: Farm Manager; Hatchery Manager; Fish Hatchery Manager; Fish Hatchery Specialist; Fish Farm Manager; Fisheries Manager; Harvest Manager; Brood Hatchery Manager; Brood Station Manager; Rainbow Trout Farm Manager

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for First-Line Supervisors of Aquacultural Workers.

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  • Record the numbers and types of fish or shellfish reared, harvested, released, sold, and shipped.
  • Assign to workers duties such as fertilizing and incubating spawn, feeding and transferring fish, and planting, cultivating, and harvesting shellfish beds.
  • Confer with managers to determine times and places of seed planting, and cultivating, feeding, or harvesting of fish or shellfish.
  • Direct and monitor worker activities, such as treatment and rearing of fingerlings, maintenance of equipment, and harvesting of fish or shellfish.
  • Prepare or direct the preparation of fish food, and specify medications to be added to food and water to treat fish for diseases.
  • Engage in the same fishery work as workers supervised.
  • Direct workers to correct problems such as disease, quality of seed distribution, or adequacy of cultivation.
  • Train workers in spawning, rearing, cultivating, and harvesting methods, and in the use of equipment.
  • Plan work schedules according to personnel and equipment availability, tidal levels, feeding schedules, or transfer and harvest needs.
  • Interview and select new employees.
  • Maintain workers' time records.
  • Perform both supervisory and management functions, such as accounting, marketing, and personnel work.
  • Requisition supplies.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for First-Line Supervisors of Aquacultural Workers.

  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for First-Line Supervisors of Aquacultural Workers.

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