Sample 1 - State of California

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Agricultural Inspectors
(SOC Code : 45-2011)
in California

Inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.

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Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$23.60$19.20$22.66$28.98

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 20202,3002,4001004.480

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Livestock Meat Inspector LicenseDepartment of Food and Agriculture
Division of Animal Health and Food Safety Services
Meat, Poultry, and Egg Safety Branch
http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/mpes/index.html
Poultry Meat Inspector LicenseDepartment of Food and Agriculture
Division of Animal Health and Food Safety Services
Meat, Poultry, and Egg Safety Branch
http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/mpes/index.html
Processing Inspector LicenseDepartment of Food and Agriculture
Division of Animal Health and Food Safety Services
Meat, Poultry, and Egg Safety Branch
http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/mpes/index.html

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting9,89118.1%
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 30,0544.1%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Agricultural and Food Products Processing

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Inspect food products and processing procedures to determine whether products are safe to eat.
Interpret and enforce government acts and regulations and explain required standards to agricultural workers.
Set standards for the production of meat or poultry products or for food ingredients, additives, or compounds used to prepare or package products.
Inspect agricultural commodities or related operations, as well as fish or logging operations, for compliance with laws and regulations governing health, quality, and safety.
Label and seal graded products and issue official grading certificates.
Monitor the operations and sanitary conditions of slaughtering or meat processing plants.
Take emergency actions, such as closing production facilities, if product safety is compromised.
Verify that transportation and handling procedures meet regulatory requirements.
Inspect the cleanliness and practices of establishment employees.
Examine, weigh, and measure commodities, such as poultry, eggs, meat, or seafood to certify qualities, grades, and weights.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
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.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
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.
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).
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
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.

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