Your #1 choice for free
Job Descriptions
Job Details
Occupation Information

Farm Labor Contractors
SOC Code: 13-1074.00

Recruit and hire seasonal or temporary agricultural laborers. May transport, house, and provide meals for workers.

Sample of reported job titles: Farm Labor Contractor, Field Manager, Field Supervisor

Tasks

  • Pay wages of contracted farm laborers.
  • Provide food, drinking water, and field sanitation facilities to contracted workers.
  • Recruit and hire agricultural workers.
  • Employ foremen to deal directly with workers when recruiting, hiring, instructing, assigning tasks, and enforcing work rules.
  • Supervise the work of contracted employees.
  • Furnish tools for employee use.
  • Direct and transport workers to appropriate work sites.
  • Provide check-cashing services to employees.

Technology Skills

  • Accounting software - Bookkeeping software; Financial accounting software
  • Data base user interface and query software - E-Verify; Microsoft Access
  • Electronic mail software - Microsoft Outlook
  • Internet browser software - Web browser software
  • Spreadsheet software - Microsoft Excel
  • Word processing software - Microsoft Word

Tools Used

  • Automobiles or cars - Passenger cars
  • Desktop computers
  • Light trucks or sport utility vehicles - Pickup trucks
  • Mobile phones - Smart phones
  • Personal computers
  • Pocket calculator - Handheld calculators
  • Scanners - Computer data input scanners
  • Tablet computers

Knowledge

  • Foreign Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of a foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.
  • Food Production - Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • 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.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • 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.

Skills

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • 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.
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • 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.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Abilities

  • 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.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • 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.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

Interests

  • Interest code: ERS
    • 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.
    • Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

Work Context

  • Structured versus Unstructured Work - 99% responded “A lot of freedom.”
  • Freedom to Make Decisions
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety
  • Face-to-Face Discussions - 72% responded “Every day.”
  • Telephone - 72% responded “Every day.”
  • Contact With Others - 74% responded “Constant contact with others.”
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks
  • Coordinate or Lead Others
  • Duration of Typical Work Week
  • Time Pressure - 72% responded “Every day.”
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather - 78% responded “Every day.”
  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment - 77% responded “Every day.”
  • Spend Time Sitting - 26% responded “More than half the time.”
  • Frequency of Decision Making
  • Level of Competition
  • Letters and Memos
  • Work With Work Group or Team
  • Physical Proximity
  • Exposed to Contaminants - 17% responded “Never.”
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures - 12% responded “Never.”
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable - 11% responded “Never.”
  • Work Schedules - 34% responded “Regular (established routine, set schedule).”
  • Electronic Mail

Work Styles

  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • 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.
  • Social Orientation - Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

Work Values

  • Relationships - 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.
  • Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
  • Recognition - 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.

Wages & Trends

  • Median wages (2017)
    • $17.15 hourly, $35,660 annual
  • Employment (2016)
    • 3,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2016-2026)
    • Average (5% to 9%)
  • Projected job openings (2016-2026)
    • 300

Similar Job Descriptions: