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First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction or extraction workers.   (O'Net 47-1011.00)

 
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    Wages
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2015
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 19.00   $ 21.96   $ 27.46   $ 35.00   $ 43.75   $ 29.55  
    Yearly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 19.58   $ 23.64   $ 29.39   $ 37.81   $ 46.60   $ 31.86  
    Yearly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 17.30   $ 21.37   $ 27.20   $ 33.93   $ 40.82   $ 29.01  
    Yearly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 19.74   $ 21.64   $ 24.99   $ 33.79   $ 41.56   $ 28.01  
    Yearly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2016.
    Note: 2015 release includes new geographic definitions based on 2010 Census.
    n/a - For some occupations that do not generally work full time year-round, only hourly wages or annual salaries are reported depending on how they are typically paid.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 1,968 2,162 0.9% 35
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Specialty trade contractors 30.0%
    Construction of buildings 23.0%
    Self-employed workers, all industries 12.7%
    Heavy and civil engineering construction 11.2%
    Local government, excluding education and hospitals 5.6%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
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  • Supervise, coordinate, or schedule the activities of construction or extractive workers.
     
  • Read specifications, such as blueprints, to determine construction requirements or to plan procedures.
     
  • Inspect work progress, equipment, or construction sites to verify safety or to ensure that specifications are met.
     
  • Locate, measure, and mark site locations or placement of structures or equipment, using measuring and marking equipment.
     
  • Coordinate work activities with other construction project activities.
     
  • Assign work to employees, based on material or worker requirements of specific jobs.
     
  • Estimate material or worker requirements to complete jobs.
     
  • Confer with managerial or technical personnel, other departments, or contractors to resolve problems or to coordinate activities.
     
  • Order or requisition materials or supplies.
     
  • Analyze worker or production problems and recommend solutions, such as improving production methods or implementing motivational plans.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers  updated July 2012
     


    Knowledge
    for First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
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  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
     
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
     
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers  updated July 2012
     


    Skills
    for First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
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  • 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.
     
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
     
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers  updated July 2012
     


    Abilities
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  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • 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 there is a problem.
     
  • 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).
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
     
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
     
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers  updated July 2012
     


    Work Activities
    for First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
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  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others - Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
     
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material - Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
     
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Scheduling Work and Activities - Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
     
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards - Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
     
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates - Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
     
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers  updated July 2012
     


    Interests
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  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers  updated July 2012
     


    State of Vermont License Information
    that may be required for First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
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    License Name Licensing Agency
    Asbestos Abatement Employee Asbestos and Lead Regulatory Program
    Vermont Department of Health
    Lead Abatement Employee Asbestos and Lead Regulatory Program
    Vermont Department of Health
     
    source: Vermont Department of Labor, Licensed & Certified Occupations in Vermont, 2015.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
    for First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
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  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
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  • Experience: Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers  updated July 2012
     


    Schools
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    • Insulator. (NEW)
     
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    • Painting/Painter and Wall Coverer.
     
    • Pipefitting/Pipefitter and Sprinkler Fitter.
     
    • Plumbing Technology/Plumber.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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