Department of Labor and Industry

Nonconstruction Services Occupations

Definitions

Title
SOC CODE

Maintenance of Publicly Owned Buildings and Facilities

BOILER OPERATOR
51-8021
Operate or maintain stationary engines, boilers, or other mechanical equipment to provide utilities for buildings or industrial processes. Operate equipment, such as steam engines, generators, motors, turbines, and steam boilers.
BUILDING INSPECTOR
33-2021
Inspect buildings to detect fire hazards and enforce local ordinances and State laws. Investigate and gather facts to determine cause of fires and explosions.
CLEANER/JANITOR
37-2011
Keep buildings in clean and orderly condition. Perform heavy cleaning duties, such as cleaning floors, shampooing rugs, washing walls and glass, and removing rubbish. Duties may include tending furnace and boiler, performing routine maintenance activities, notifying management of need for repairs, and cleaning snow or debris from sidewalk.
DITCH RIDER
45-2092
Controls irrigation system to convey water to farms in assigned area, according to water rights. or as instructed by Water Control Supervisor. Remove debris and makes emergency repairs to banks, structures, gates and canal roads. Operates gates, checks turn outs and waste gates to regulate waterflow into canals.
HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE WORKER
47-4051
Maintain highways, municipal and rural roads, airport runways, and rights-of-way. Duties include patching broken or eroded pavement, repairing guard rails, highway markers, and snow fences. May also mow or clear brush from along road or plow snow from roadway.
STREET SWEEPER- CLEANER OPERATOR
53-3099
Operate street sweeping machine to clean streets, alleys, and parking lots.

 

Grounds Maintenance for Publicly Owned Property

 

LANDSCAPING AND GROUNDSKEEPING WORKER
37-3011
Landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and installation of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units.
PEST CONTROL WORKER
37-2021
Spray or release chemical solutions or toxic gases and set traps to kill pests and vermin, such as mice, termites, and roaches, that infest buildings and surrounding areas.
PESTICIDE HANDLER, SPRAYERS AND APPLICATORS
37-3012
Mix or apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides through sprays, dusts, vapors, soil incorporation or chemical application on trees, shrubs, lawns, or botanical crops. Usually requires specific training and State or Federal certification.
FOREST AND CONSERVATION WORKER (Tree planter)
45-4011
Under supervision, perform manual labor necessary to develop, maintain, or protect forest, forested areas, and woodlands through such activities as raising and transporting tree seedlings; combating insects, pests, and diseases harmful to trees; and building erosion and water control structures and leaching of forest soil. Includes forester aides, seedling pullers, and tree planters.
TREE TRIMMERS AND PRUNERS (Right of Way)
37-3013
Cut away dead or excess branches from trees or shrubs to maintain right-of-way for roads, sidewalks, or utilities, or to improve appearance, health, and value of tree. Prune or treat trees or shrubs using handsaws, pruning hooks, sheers, and clippers. May use truck-mounted lifts and power pruners. May fill cavities in trees to promote healing and prevent deterioration.

 

Operation of Public Drinking Water Supply, Waste Collection and Waste Disposal Systems

 

METER READER UTILITIES
43-5041
Read meter and record consumption of electricity, gas, water, or steam.
RUFUSE AND RECYCLABLE COLLECTORS
53-7081
Collect and dump refuse or recyclable materials from containers into truck. May drive truck.
WATER AND LIQUID TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
51-8031
Operate or control an entire process or system of machines, often through the use of control boards, to transfer or treat water or liquid waste.
WATER AND LIQUID TREATMENT ATTENDANT
51-8031
Operate or control an entire process or system of machines, often through the use of control boards, to transfer or treat water or liquid waste. Follows tasks given by the plant operator.
SANITARY LANDFILL OPERATOR/ATTENDENT
47-2073
Performs any combination of the following duties to dispose of solid waste at landfill site. Operates heavy equipment, such as bulldozer, front end loader, and compactor, to excavate landfill site. Weighs vehicles entering and leaving site and collects dumping fees.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REMOVAL WORKERS
47-4041
Identify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, contaminated soil, etc. Specialized training and certification in hazardous materials handling or a confined entry permit are generally required. May operate earth-moving equipment or trucks.
SEWER PIPE CLEANER
47-4071
Clean and repair septic tanks, sewer lines, or drains. May patch walls and partitions of tank, replace damaged drain tile, or repair breaks in underground piping.

 

Law Enforcement, Including Jailers and Prison Guards

 

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER
33-9011
Handle animals for the purpose of investigations of mistreatment, or control of abandoned, dangerous, or unattended animals.
CORRECTION OFFICER AND JAILERS
33-3012
Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institution in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.
DISPATCHER
43-5031
Receive complaints from public concerning crimes and police emergencies. Broadcast orders to police patrol units in vicinity of complaint to investigate. Operate radio, telephone, or computer equipment to receive reports of fires and medical emergencies and relay information or orders to proper officials.
PARKING ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
21-1092
Patrol assigned area, such as public parking lot or section of city to issue tickets to overtime parking violators and illegally parked vehicles.
SECURITY GUARD (Armed)
33-9032
Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules.
SECURITY GUARD (Unarmed)
33-9032
Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules.
PROBATION OFFICER
21-1092
Provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Make recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of offender, including conditional release and education and employment stipulations.

 

Fire Protection

 

FIREFIGHTER (Wildlands)
33-2011
Control and extinguish fires or respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. Duties may include fire prevention, emergency medical service, hazardous material response, search and rescue, and disaster management.

 

Public or School Transportation Driving

 

BUS DRIVER
53-2021
Drive bus or motor coach, including regular route operations, charters, and private carriage. May assist passengers with baggage. May collect fares or tickets.
SCHOOL BUS DRIVER
53-3022
Transport students or special clients, such as the elderly or persons with disabilities. Ensure adherence to safety rules. May assist passengers in boarding or exiting.
TRUCK DRIVER (LIGHT OR DELIVERY)
53-3033
Drive a truck or van with a capacity of under 26,000 GVW, primarily to deliver or pick up merchandise or to deliver packages within a specified area. May require use of automatic routing or location software. May load and unload truck.
VAN DRIVER (Shuttle)
53-4031
Drive automobiles, vans, or limousines to transport passengers. May occasionally carry cargo.

 

Nursing, Nurse's Aide Services and Medical Laboratory Technician Services

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
29-2041
Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.
NURSING AIDES
31-1012
Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties, such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens.
HOME HEALTH AIDES
31-1011
Provide routine, personal healthcare, such as bathing, dressing, or grooming, to elderly, convalescent, or disabled persons in the home of patients or in a residential care facility.
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
29-1071
Provide healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician. Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment, and counsel patients. May, in some cases, prescribe medication. Must graduate from an accredited educational program for physician assistants.
ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE
29-1111
Includes advance practice nurses such as: nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Advanced practice nursing is practiced by RNs who have specialized formal, post-basic education and who function in highly autonomous and specialized roles.
REGISTERED NURSE (Staff)
29-1111
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Includes advance practice nurses such as: nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Advanced practice nursing is practiced by RNs who have specialized formal, post-basic education and who function in highly autonomous and specialized roles.
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE
29-2061
Care for ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled persons in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.
MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIAN
29-2012
Perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.
MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGISTS
29-2011
Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.
NURSE, OFFICE
29-1111
Cares for and treats patients in medical office, as directed by physician: Prepares patient for and assists with examinations. Administers injections and medications, dresses wounds and incisions. Maintains records of vital statistics and other pertinent data. Maintains stock of supplies.
NURES COMMUNITY HEALTH
29-1111
Instructs individuals and families in health education and disease prevention: Visits homes to determine patient and family needs, develops plan to meet needs, and provides nursing services.

 

Material and Mail Handling

 

MAIL CARRIER
43-5052
Sort mail for delivery. Deliver mail on established route by vehicle or on foot.
MAIL SORTERS, PROCESSORS
43-5053
Prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution. Examine, sort, and route mail by State, type of mail, or other scheme. Load, operate, and occasionally adjust and repair mail processing, sorting, and canceling machinery. Keep records of shipments, pouches, and sacks; and other duties related to mail handling within the postal service.
FREIGHT, STOCK, AND MATERIAL HANDLERS
53-7062
Manually move freight, stock, or other materials or perform other unskilled general labor. Includes all unskilled manual laborers not elsewhere classified.

 

Food Service and Cooking

 

COOK INSTITUTION, CAFETERIA
35-2012
Prepare and cook large quantities of food for institutions, such as schools, hospitals, or cafeterias.
FOOD PREPARATION WORKER
35-2021
Perform a variety of food preparation duties other than cooking, such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, and brewing coffee or tea.
DINING ROOM ATTENDANTS
35-9011
Facilitate food service. Clean tables, carry dirty dishes, replace soiled table linens; set tables; replenish supply of clean linens, silverware, glassware, and dishes; supply service bar with food, and serve water, butter, and coffee to patrons.
COUNTER ATTENDANTS
35-3022
Serve food to diners at counter or from a steam table.

 

Motor Vehicle and Construction Equipement Repair and Service

 

AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC
49-3023
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.
BUS & TRUCK MECHANIC & DIESEL ENGINE
49-3031
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul trucks, buses, and all types of diesel engines. Includes mechanics working primarily with automobile diesel engines.
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT MECHANIC
49-3042
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and surface mining.

 

Office Machine Repair

 

COMPUTER, AUTOMATED TELLER, AND OFFICE MACHINE REPAIRERS
49-2011
Repair, maintain, or install computers, word processing systems, automated teller machines, and electronic office machines, such as duplicating and fax machines.