Handle animals for the purpose of investigations of mistreatment, or control of abandoned, dangerous, or unattended animals.
Investigate reports of animal attacks or animal cruelty, interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence, and writing reports.
Capture and remove stray, uncontrolled, or abused animals from undesirable conditions, using nets, nooses, or tranquilizer darts as necessary.
Examine animals for injuries or malnutrition, and arrange for any necessary medical treatment.
Remove captured animals from animal-control service vehicles and place animals in shelter cages or other enclosures.
Euthanize rabid, unclaimed, or severely injured animals.
Supply animals with food, water, and personal care.
Clean facilities and equipment such as dog pens and animal control trucks.
Prepare for prosecutions related to animal treatment, and give evidence in court.
Educate the public about animal welfare, and animal control laws and regulations.
Contact animal owners to inform them that their pets are at animal holding facilities.
Write reports of activities, and maintain files of impoundments and dispositions of animals.
Issue warnings or citations in connection with animal-related offenses, or contact police to report violations and request arrests.
Answer inquiries from the public concerning animal control operations.
Examine animal licenses, and inspect establishments housing animals for compliance with laws.
Organize the adoption of unclaimed animals.
Train police officers in dog handling and training techniques for tracking, crowd control, and narcotics and bomb detection.
Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Management of Financial Resources
Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Writing computer programs for various purposes.
Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
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.
Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
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.
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.
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.
Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Job requires being honest and ethical.
Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
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.
Concern for Others
Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
Attention to Detail
Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.