CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Hunters and Trappers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Animal Husbandry & Related
Benchmark Title: Hunters and Trappers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Hunt and trap wild animals for human consumption, fur, feed, bait, or other purposes. Maintain and repair trapping equipment.
 
Patrol trap lines or nets to inspect settings, remove catch, and reset or relocate traps.
 
Obtain required approvals for using poisons or traps, and notify persons in areas where traps and poison are set.
 
Trap and capture quarry dead or alive for identification, relocation, or sale, using baited, scented, or camouflaged traps, snares, cages, or nets.
 
Scrape fat, blubber, or flesh from skin-sides of pelts with knives or hand scrapers.
 
Kill or stun trapped quarry, using clubs, poisons, guns, or drowning methods.
 
Select, bait, and set traps, and lay poison along trails, according to species, size, habits, and environs of birds or animals and reasons for trapping them.
 
Skin quarry, using knives, and stretch pelts on frames to be cured.
 
Travel on foot, or by using vehicles or equipment such as boats, snowmobiles, helicopters, snowshoes, or skis to reach hunting areas.
 
Track animals by checking for signs such as droppings or destruction of vegetation.
 
Pack pelts in containers, load containers onto trucks, and transport pelts to processing plants or to public auctions.
 
Participate in animal damage control, wildlife management, disease control, and research activities.
 
Teach or guide individuals or groups unfamiliar with specific hunting methods or types of prey.
 
Wash and sort pelts according to species, color, and quality.
 
Mix baits for attracting animals.
 
Decide where to set traps, using grid maps and aerial maps of hunting areas.
 
Remove designated parts such as ears or tails from slain quarry as evidence for killing bounty, using knives.
 
Train dogs for hunting.
 
Release quarry from traps or nets and transfer to cages.
 
Publicize hunting activities by writing for outdoor magazines or by making videos of their hunts.
 
Cut walk tracks for better access to traps and bait stations.
 
Cure pelts with salt and boric acid.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Animal Husbandry & Related
Benchmark Title: Hunters and Trappers
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
Geography Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
 
Biology Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Animal Husbandry & Related
Benchmark Title: Hunters and Trappers
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
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.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
 
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Animal Husbandry & Related
Benchmark Title: Hunters and Trappers
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
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.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Spatial Orientation The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
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).
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Animal Husbandry & Related
Benchmark Title: Hunters and Trappers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Less than a High School Diploma
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Animal Husbandry & Related
Benchmark Title: Hunters and Trappers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Alligator Hunter
Alligator Trapper
Animal Bounty Hunter
Animal Control Expert
Animal Damage Control Agent
Animal Trapper
Bird Trapper
Bounty Hunter
Bounty Trapper
Carriage Dogger
Carriage Operator
Carriage Rider
Carriage Setter
Chain Person
Chain Puller
Chain Tender
Chainer
Chaser
Choke Setter
Choker
Choker Hooker
Chute Greaser
Chute Tender
Climber
Clipper
Deer Hunter
Expedition Supervisor
Forestry Hunter
Fur Trapper
Game Trapper
Hunter
Hunting Guide
Lion Hunter
Moose Hunter
Mule Rider
Nuisance Trapper
Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator
Pelter
Pelts Skinner
Predator Control Trapper
Predatory Animal Exterminator
Predatory Animal Hunter
Predatory Animal Trapper
Predatory Game Hunter
Predatory Hunter
Sealer
Trapper
Trapper Instructor
Underwater Hunter-Trapper
Urban Wildlife Damage Control Specialist
Wildlife Control Operator
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Animal Husbandry & Related
Benchmark Title: Hunters and Trappers
 
 
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