|Profession||Skills Required||Duties Performed|
|Horticultural Science Technician
- Operation Monitoring: Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
- 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.
- Equipment Selection: Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
- Prepare data summaries, reports, and analyses that include results, charts, and graphs to document research findings and results.
- Examine chemical and biological samples to identify cell structures and to locate bacteria, or extraneous material, using a microscope.
- Examine animals and specimens to determine the presence of diseases or other problems.
- Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Learning Strategies: Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
- Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Plan and supervise land conservation and reclamation programs for industrial development projects, and waste management programs for composting and farming.
- Survey undisturbed and disturbed lands for classification, inventory, mapping, environmental impact assessments, environmental protection planning, and conservation and reclamation planning.
- Consult with engineers and other technical personnel working on construction projects about the effects of soil problems and possible solutions to these problems.
- Systems Evaluation: Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
- Time Management: Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Management of Financial Resources: Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
- Determine plant growing conditions, such as greenhouses, hydroponics, or natural settings, and set planting and care schedules.
- Operate and maintain cultivating and harvesting equipment.
- Analyze market conditions to determine acreage allocations.