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  • Police Identification and Records Officers | TN Career Information Delivery System
    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 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 Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors including shades of color and brightness Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand 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 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 Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of combine and organize information into meaningful patterns 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 Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you 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 Back to Top Work Activities Identifying Objects Actions and Events Identifying information by categorizing estimating recognizing differences or similarities and detecting changes in circumstances or events 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 Getting Information Observing receiving and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge Keeping up to date technically and applying new knowledge to your job Making Decisions and Solving Problems Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems Monitor Processes Materials or Surroundings Monitoring and reviewing information from materials events or the environment to detect or assess problems Processing Information Compiling coding categorizing calculating tabulating auditing or verifying information or data Handling and Moving Objects Using hands and arms in handling installing positioning and moving materials and manipulating things Judging the Qualities of Things Services or People Assessing the value importance or quality of things or people Analyzing Data or Information Identifying the underlying principles reasons or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts Performing for or Working Directly with the Public Performing for people or dealing directly with the public This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores and receiving clients or guests Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others Handling complaints settling disputes and resolving grievances and conflicts or otherwise negotiating

    Original URL path: http://tcids.tbr.edu/career_query2.php?soc=33-3021.02 (2013-06-13)
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  • Police Patrol Officers | TN Career Information Delivery System
    Top Abilities Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond with the hand finger or foot to a signal sound light picture when it appears Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance 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 Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals lights sounds pictures It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand foot or other body part Near Vision The ability to see details at close range within a few feet of the observer Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events 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 Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information such as speech sounds touch or other sources Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and or direction of a moving object or scene Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of combine and organize information into meaningful patterns Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted Night Vision The ability to see under low light conditions Back to Top Work Activities Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others Handling complaints settling disputes and resolving grievances and conflicts or otherwise negotiating with others Performing for or Working Directly with the Public Performing for people or dealing directly with the public This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores and receiving clients or guests Identifying Objects Actions and Events Identifying information by categorizing estimating recognizing differences or similarities and detecting changes in circumstances or events Communicating with Persons Outside Organization Communicating with people outside the organization representing the organization to customers the public government and other external sources This information can be exchanged in person in writing or by telephone or e mail Assisting and Caring for Others Providing personal assistance medical attention emotional support or other personal care to others

    Original URL path: http://tcids.tbr.edu/career_query2.php?soc=33-3051.01 (2013-06-13)
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  • Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers | TN Career Information Delivery System
    Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions conclusions or approaches to problems Back to Top Abilities Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person 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 Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences 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 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 Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of combine and organize information into meaningful patterns Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing 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 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 Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you 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 Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information such as speech sounds touch or other sources Back to Top Work Activities Getting Information Observing receiving and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources Identifying Objects Actions and Events Identifying information by categorizing estimating recognizing differences or similarities and detecting changes in circumstances or events Performing for or Working Directly with the Public Performing for people or dealing directly with the public This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores and receiving clients or guests Monitor Processes Materials or Surroundings Monitoring and reviewing information from materials events or the environment to detect or assess problems Documenting Recording Information Entering transcribing recording storing or maintaining information in written or electronic magnetic form Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others Handling complaints settling disputes and resolving grievances and conflicts or otherwise negotiating with others Processing Information Compiling coding categorizing

    Original URL path: http://tcids.tbr.edu/career_query2.php?soc=43-5031.00 (2013-06-13)
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  • Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary | TN Career Information Delivery System
    of alternative solutions conclusions or approaches to problems Learning Strategies Selecting and using training instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision making 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 Monitoring Monitoring Assessing performance of yourself other individuals or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions Time Management Managing one s own time and the time of others Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others reactions and understanding why they react as they do Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one Back to Top Abilities Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing 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 Back to Top Work Activities Getting Information Observing receiving and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources Thinking Creatively Developing designing or creating new applications ideas relationships systems or products including artistic contributions Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge Keeping up to date technically and applying new knowledge to your job Training and Teaching Others Identifying the educational needs of others developing formal educational or training programs or classes and teaching or instructing others Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used Communicating with Supervisors Peers or Subordinates Providing information to supervisors co workers and subordinates by telephone in written form e mail or in person Identifying Objects Actions and Events Identifying information by categorizing estimating recognizing differences or similarities and detecting changes in circumstances or events Coaching and Developing Others Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching mentoring or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills Analyzing Data or Information Identifying the underlying principles reasons or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts Organizing Planning and Prioritizing Work Developing specific goals and plans

    Original URL path: http://tcids.tbr.edu/career_query2.php?soc=25-1065.00 (2013-06-13)
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  • Political Scientists | TN Career Information Delivery System
    a foreign non English language including the meaning and spelling of words rules of composition and grammar and pronunciation Back to Top Skills Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions conclusions or approaches to problems Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision making Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively Instructing Teaching others how to do something 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 Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions Back to Top Abilities Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences 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 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 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 Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways 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 Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person Back to Top Work Activities Getting Information Observing receiving and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources Thinking Creatively Developing designing or creating new applications ideas relationships systems or products including artistic contributions Analyzing Data or Information Identifying the underlying principles reasons or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts Processing Information Compiling coding categorizing calculating tabulating auditing or verifying information or data Training and Teaching Others Identifying the educational needs of others developing formal educational or training programs or classes and teaching or instructing others Identifying Objects Actions and Events

    Original URL path: http://tcids.tbr.edu/career_query2.php?soc=19-3094.00 (2013-06-13)
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  • Postal Service Clerks | TN Career Information Delivery System
    and money orders Check mail in order to ensure correct postage and that packages and letters are in proper condition for mailing Answer questions regarding mail regulations and procedures postage rates and post office boxes Back to Top Knowledge 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 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 Back to Top Education Postal clerks must be citizens of the United States or have been granted permanent resident status They must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma Qualification for this position is based on a written examination that measures speed and accuracy at checking names and numbers and the ability to memorize mail distribution procedures Applicants must pass a physical examination and drug testing is also conducted Applicants may also be asked to pass a special examination that demonstrates the ability to operate an electronic sorting machine Relatively few people under the age of 25 are hired as career postal clerks The customary waiting period for hiring is 1 2 years or more after passing the examination High school students should consider taking courses in office occupations English and mathematics to assist them in passing the civil service examination Back to Top Abilities Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences Near Vision The ability to see details at close range within a few feet of the observer Back to Top Work Activities Handling and Moving Objects Using hands and arms in handling installing positioning and moving materials and manipulating things Back to Top Interests 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 First Interest High Point Primary Rank Descriptiveness 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 Back to Top Work Styles Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good natured cooperative attitude Dependability Job requires being reliable responsible and dependable and fulfilling obligations Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical Self Control Job requires maintaining composure keeping emotions in check controlling anger and avoiding aggressive behavior even in very difficult situations Stress Tolerance Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations Attention to Detail Job requires being careful

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  • Postal Service Mail Carriers | TN Career Information Delivery System
    questions about postal services and regulations Provide customers with change of address cards and other forms Report any unusual circumstances concerning mail delivery including the condition of street letter boxes Register certify and insure parcels and letters Travel to post offices to pick up the mail for routes and or pick up mail from postal relay boxes Enter change of address orders into computers that process forwarding address stickers Complete forms that notify publishers of address changes Sell stamps and money orders Back to Top Knowledge 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 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 Back to Top Education Mail carriers must be citizens of the United States or have been granted permanent resident status They must be 18 years of age and have completed high school Qualification for this occupation is based on a written examination that measures speed and accuracy at checking names and numbers and the ability to memorize mail distribution procedures Applicants must also pass a physical examination and a drug test Competition for this career is keen There may be a waiting period of two years after passing the preliminary examination Many post offices offer classroom instruction to carriers High school students may prepare by taking courses in English communications and computer science Carriers must have a valid Tennessee driver s license Back to Top Abilities Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences Back to Top Work Activities Handling and Moving Objects Using hands and arms in handling installing positioning and moving materials and manipulating things Performing General Physical Activities Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body such as climbing lifting balancing walking stooping and handling of materials Back to Top Interests First Interest High Point Primary Rank Descriptiveness 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 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 Back to Top Work Styles Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical Self Control Job requires maintaining composure keeping emotions in check controlling anger and avoiding aggressive behavior even in very difficult situations 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 Stress Tolerance

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  • Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators | TN Career Information Delivery System
    your knowledge and skills to help others Examples include sheet metal workers forest fire fighters customer service representatives pharmacy technicians salespersons retail and tellers Back to Top Tasks Move containers of mail using equipment such as forklifts and automated trains Sort odd sized mail by hand sort mail that other workers have been unable to sort and segregate items requiring special handling Accept and check containers of mail from large volume mailers couriers and contractors Load and unload mail trucks sometimes lifting containers of mail onto equipment that transports items to sorting stations Cancel letter or parcel post stamps by hand Dump sacks of mail onto conveyors for culling and sorting Serve the public at counters or windows such as by selling stamps and weighing parcels Supervise other mail sorters Train new workers Distribute incoming mail into the correct boxes or pigeonholes Operate various types of equipment such as computer scanning equipment addressographs mimeographs optical character readers and bar code sorters Search directories to find correct addresses for redirected mail Clear jams in sorting equipment Check items to ensure that addresses are legible and correct that sufficient postage has been paid or the appropriate documentation is attached and that items are in a suitable condition for processing Open and label mail containers Rewrap soiled or broken parcels Weigh articles to determine required postage Direct items according to established routing schemes using computer controlled keyboards or voice recognition equipment Bundle label and route sorted mail to designated areas depending on destinations and according to established procedures and deadlines Back to Top Abilities Near Vision The ability to see details at close range within a few feet of the observer Back to Top Work Activities Handling and Moving Objects Using hands and arms in handling installing positioning and moving materials and manipulating

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