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Typical Knowledge Categories

This section shows the most common knowledge categories required by Forest and Conservation Workers in order of importance. Click on a link in the Knowledge Category column to view more detailed information.
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Knowledge Category Knowledge Category Description Rank by Importance (Out of 100)
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. 76
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 70
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. 68
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. 67
Biology Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. 60
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process. 59
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 58
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. 57
Economics and Accounting Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data. 57
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. 55
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. 51
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 46
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. 44
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. 35
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. 33
History and Archeology Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures. 33
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. 33
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. 32
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. 32
Telecommunications Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems. 29
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. 27
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. 25
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. 20
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Based on a national survey, the most important knowledge category for Forest and Conservation Workers is Geography with a score of 76 out of 100. The second most important knowledge category is English Language with a score of 70 out of 100. The third most important knowledge category is Public Safety and Security with a score of 68 out of 100.
Source: This information is based on O*NET™ data. O*NET is a trademark registered to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Typical Work Abilities Required

This section shows the results of a national survey listing the most common work abilities required by Forest and Conservation Workers in order of importance. Click on a link in the Work Ability column to view more detailed information.
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Work Ability Work Ability Description Rank by Importance (Out of 100)
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem. 66
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. 63
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. 63
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 60
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). 60
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. 60
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. 56
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. 56
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). 56
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. 56
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. 53
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object. 53
Dynamic Strength The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue. 53
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance. 53
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material. 53
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). 53
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. 53
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. 53
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath. 53
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without "giving out" or fatiguing. 53
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. 53
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. 50
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. 50
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object. 50
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. 50
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. 50
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity). 47
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part. 47
Spatial Orientation The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you. 47
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources). 47
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged. 47
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs. 44
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness. 44
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. 44
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness. 44
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion. 41
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly. 41
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears. 41
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns. 38
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds. 35
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. 31
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene. 31
Speed of Limb Movement The ability to quickly move the arms and legs. 31
Memorization The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures. 28
Wrist-Finger Speed The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. 28
Gross Body Equilibrium The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position. 25
Peripheral Vision The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead. 25
Sound Localization The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated. 25
Glare Sensitivity The ability to see objects in the presence of a glare or bright lighting. 22
Night Vision The ability to see under low-light conditions. 19
Dynamic Flexibility The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs. 10
Explosive Strength The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object. 10
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Based on a national survey, the most important work ability for Forest and Conservation Workers is Problem Sensitivity with a score of 66 out of 100. The second most important work ability is Oral Comprehension with a score of 63 out of 100. The third most important work ability is Oral Expression with a score of 63 out of 100.
Source: This information is based on O*NET™ data. O*NET is a trademark registered to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Typical Work Interests

This section shows the results of a national survey listing the most common work interests for Forest and Conservation Workers in order of importance.
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Work Interest Work Interest Description Rank by Importance (Out of 100)
Realistic Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. 100
Conventional Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow. 61
Investigative Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally. 45
Enterprising Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business. 33
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Based on a national survey, the most important work interest for Forest and Conservation Workers is Realistic with a score of 100 out of 100. The second most important work interest is Conventional with a score of 61 out of 100. The third most important work interest is Investigative with a score of 45 out of 100.
Source: This information is based on O*NET™ data. O*NET is a trademark registered to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Typical Work Styles

This section shows the most common work styles required by Forest and Conservation Workers in order of importance. Click on a link in the Work Style column to view more detailed information.
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Work Style Work Style Description Rank by Importance (Out of 100)
Independence Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. 84
Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. 83
Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. 82
Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. 81
Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. 77
Initiative Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. 76
Achievement/Effort Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. 76
Persistence Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. 72
Adaptability/Flexibility Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. 72
Analytical Thinking Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. 67
Leadership Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. 64
Stress Tolerance Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations. 63
Innovation Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. 60
Concern for Others Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. 59
Self-Control Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. 56
Social Orientation Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. 51
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Based on a national survey, the most important work style for Forest and Conservation Workers is Independence with a score of 84 out of 100. The second most important work style is Attention to Detail with a score of 83 out of 100. The third most important work style is Cooperation with a score of 82 out of 100.
Source: This information is based on O*NET™ data. O*NET is a trademark registered to the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.



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