Experience Requirements Overview

  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
  • A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
  • Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
  • Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assign duties or work schedules to employees.
  • Discuss business strategies, practices, or policies with managers.
  • Collaborate with others to resolve information technology issues.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.
  • Develop detailed project plans.
  • Select resources needed to accomplish tasks.
  • Participate in staffing decisions.
  • Monitor flow of cash or other resources.
  • Manage information technology projects or system activities.
  • Manage operations, research, or logistics projects.
  • Supervise information technology personnel.
  • Coordinate resource procurement activities.
  • Develop operating strategies, plans, or procedures.
  • Manage construction activities.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
  • Prepare operational reports or records.
  • Report information to managers or other personnel.
  • Gather organizational performance information.
  • Present work to clients for approval.

Tasks

  • Assign duties or responsibilities to project personnel.
  • Communicate with key stakeholders to determine project requirements and objectives.
  • Confer with project personnel to identify and resolve problems.
  • Create project status presentations for delivery to customers or project personnel.
  • Develop or update project plans including information such as objectives, technologies, schedules, funding, and staffing.
  • Identify project needs such as resources, staff, or finances by reviewing project objectives and schedules.
  • Identify, review, or select vendors or consultants to meet project needs.
  • Monitor costs incurred by project staff to identify budget issues.
  • Monitor project milestones and deliverables.
  • Monitor the performance of project team members to provide performance feedback.
  • Negotiate with project stakeholders or suppliers to obtain resources or materials.
  • Plan, schedule, or coordinate project activities to meet deadlines.
  • Prepare and submit budget estimates, progress reports, or cost tracking reports.
  • Produce and distribute project documents.
  • Propose, review, or approve modifications to project plans.
  • Recruit or hire project personnel.
  • Report project status, such as budget, resources, technical issues, or customer satisfaction, to managers.
  • Request and review project updates to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Schedule or facilitate project meetings.
  • Submit project deliverables to clients, ensuring adherence to quality standards.

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