Greenhouse Assistant Career

*A job as a Greenhouse Assistant falls under the broader career category of Nursery Workers. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category but may not specifically apply to this career title.

Job Description for Nursery Workers : Work in nursery facilities or at customer location planting, cultivating, harvesting, and transplanting trees, shrubs, or plants.


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Nursery Worker Career

What skills are required for Nursery Workers?

Importance Skills
  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.
  Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  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.
  Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

What knowledge is needed to be a Nursery Worker?

Importance Knowledge
  Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  Food Production - Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
  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.

Work Styles

Importance Styles
  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.
  Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
  Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  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.
  Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  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.
  Social Orientation - Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
  Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
  Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  Innovation - Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
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