Nonconstruction Services Occupations

Definitions

Title
DOT, SCA OR SOC CODE

Maintenance of Publicly Owned Buildings and Facilities

ELEVATOR REPAIRERS
SOC 47-4021
Assemble, install repair or maintain electric or hydraulic freight or passenger elevators, escalators or dumbwaiters.
 
ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES WORKERS
SOC 37-2012
Perform any combination of light cleaning duties to maintain private households or commercial establishments, such as hotels and hospitals, in a clean and orderly manner. Duties may include making beds, replenishing linens, cleaning rooms and halls, and vacuuming.
 
JANITORS AND CLEANERS
SOC 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.
 
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR WORKERS, GENERAL
SOC 49-9071
Perform work involving the skills of two or more maintenance or craft occupations to keep machines, mechanical equipment or the structure of an establishment in repair. Duties may involve pipe fitting; boiler making; insulation; welding; machining; carpentry; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; installing, aligning and balancing new equipment; and repairing buildings, floors or stairs.
 
STATIONARY ENGINEERS AND BOILER OPERATORS
SOC 51-8021
Inspect buildings to detect fire hazards and enforce local ordinances and State laws. Investigate and gather facts to determine cause of fires and explosions.
 

Custodial or Security Services for Publicly Owned Building and Facilities

SECURITY AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS INSTALLERS
SOC 49-2098
Install, program, maintain and repair security and fire alarm wiring and equipment. Insure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.
 
SECURITY GUARDS (ARMED)
SCA 2702
The Guard enforces regulations and procedures designed to prevent breaches of security, exercises judgment and uses discretion in responding to incidents and emergencies, determining whether to intervene directly, ask for assistance as time permits, keep situation under control or surveillance, or to report incident or situation to the appropriate authority for handling. Duties require specialized training in methods and techniques of protecting controlled areas. Commonly, the Guard II is required to demonstrate proficiency with firearms and other special weapons, and to meet rigorous physical fitness standards.
 
SECURITY GUARDS (UNARMED)
SCA 2701
This guard carries out detailed instructions and procedures primarily oriented to insure that emergencies and security violations are readily discovered, and reported to appropriate authority. The primary duty is to observe and report security and emergency situations. This guard intervenes directly only in situations which require minimal action to safeguard property or persons. Duties require minimal training and physical fitness standards.
 

Grounds Maintenance for Publicly Owned Property

FALLERS
SOC 45-4021
Use axes or chainsaws to fell trees using knowledge of tree characteristics and cutting techniques to control direction of fall and minimize tree damage.
 
FOREST AND CONSERVATION TECHNICIANS
SOC 19-4093
Provide technical assistance regarding the conservation of soil, water, forests, or related natural resources. May compile data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts, under the direction of foresters; or train and lead forest workers in forest propagation, fire prevention and suppression. May assist conservation scientists in managing, improving, and protecting rangelands and wildlife habitats.
 
FOREST AND CONSERVATION WORKERS (Tree planter)
SOC 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.
 
FORESTRY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
SCA 08130
Equipment is used in planting and thinning trees, spreading or spraying chemicals, preparing sites for planting, or performing other forestry services. The incumbent operates a rubber-tired or crawler-type tractor or other heavy motorized equipment such as a grader, front-end loader, or backhoe. May also lubricate fuel equipment, adjust equipment, and make emergency repairs to equipment.
 
LANDSCAPING AND GROUNDSKEEPING WORKERS
SOC 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 WORKERS
SOC 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
SOC 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.
 
TREE TRIMMERS AND PRUNERS (Right of Way)
SOC 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

LANDFALL EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
SCA 23440
The Heavy Equipment Operator operates heavy equipment such as cranes, clamshells, power shovels, motor graders, heavy loaders, carryalls, bulldozers, rollers, scrapers, and large industrial tractors with pan or scrapper attachments. Equipment is used to excavate, load, or move dirt, gravel, or other materials.
 
RECYCLING AND RECLAMATION WORKERS
SCA 99710
The Recycling Laborer sorts through collected trash and debris for recyclable materials and separates items into established categories such as aluminum, ferrous metals, glass, high-grade white paper, and corrugated paper. This worker discards contaminants and other items that cannot be recycled.
 
REFUSE AND RECYCLABLE COLLECTORS
SOC 53-7081
Collect and dump refuse or recyclable materials from containers into truck. May drive truck.
 
WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT AND SYSTEM OPERATORS
SOC 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.
 

Law Enforcement, Including Janitors and Prison Guards

CORRECTION OFFICERS AND JAILERS
SOC 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.
 
POLICE, FIRE, AND AMBULANCE DISPATCHERS
SOC 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.
 
PROBATION OFFICERS
SOC 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

FIRE EXTINQUISHER REPAIRERS
SCA 23310
The Fire Extinguisher Repairer performs the following duties: repairs and tests fire extinguishers in repair shops and in establishments, such as factories, homes, garages, and office buildings.
FIREFIGHTERS (Wildlands)
SOC 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 DRIVERS (SCHOOL)
SOC 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.
BUS DRIVERS (TRANSIT AND INTERCITY)
SOC 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.
HEAVY AND TRACTOR TRAILER TRUCK DRIVERS
SOC 53-3032
Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license.
LIGHT TRUCK OR DELIVERY SERVICE DRIVERS (INCLUDES VAN DRIVERS)
SOC 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.

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

BREATH ALCOHOL TECHNICIANS
SCA 12011
The Breath Alcohol Technician instructs and assists individuals in the alcohol testing process and operates the Evidential Breath Testing (EBT) devices. Specific Duties can include: Maintenance and safekeeping of the EBT, assuring there are sufficient testing supplies/materials available, explaining the breath testing process to subjects, operating an EBT and documenting test results.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS AND PARAMEDICS
SOC 29-2041
Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.
HOME HEALTH AIDES
SOC 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.
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES
SOC 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 AND CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNICIANS
SOC 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 AND CLINICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGISTS
SOC 29-2011
Perform complex medical laboratory tests for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May train or supervise staff.
NURSE PRACTITIONERS
SOC 29-1171
Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.
NURSING ASSISTANTS
SOC 31-1014
Provide basic patient care under direction of nursing staff. Perform duties such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, or move patients, or change linens. May transfer or transport patients. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.
ORDERLIES
SOC 31-1015
Transport patients to areas such as operating rooms or x-ray rooms using wheelchairs, stretchers, or moveable beds. May maintain stocks of supplies or clean and transport equipment.
PERSONAL CARE AIDES
SOC 9021
Assist the elderly, convalescents, or persons with disabilities with daily living activities at the person's home or in a care facility. Duties performed at a place of residence may include keeping house (making beds, doing laundry, washing dishes) and preparing meals. May provide assistance at non-residential care facilities. May advise families, the elderly, convalescents, and persons with disabilities regarding such things as nutrition, cleanliness, and household activities.
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS
SOC 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.
REGISTERED NURSES
SOC 29-1141
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.

Material and Mail Handling

FREIGHT, STOCK, AND MATERIAL HANDLERS
SOC 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
SOC 35-2012
Prepare and cook large quantities of food for institutions, such as schools, hospitals, or cafeterias.
FOOD PREPARATION AND SERVING RELATED WORKERS (INCLUDES DIETARY AIDES, COUNTER ATTENDANTS, AND DINING ROOM ATTENDANTS)
SCA 7130
Serves as a cafeteria and/or delicatessen/bakery worker helping in the preparation, presentation and serving of specialty meats, delicacies, preserved foods, cheeses, salads, breads and sweets to patrons. Assists in weighing, pricing and wrapping selected foods on plates, trays and in bags, prepares food displays in counter cases and other display units, greets customers as they arrive at service counter, takes special orders, and answers basic customer questions about specialty foods.

Motor Vehicle and Construction Equipement Repair and Service

AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICS
SOC 49-3023
Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul automotive vehicles.
BUS & TRUCK MECHANICS & DIESEL ENGINE
SOC 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 MECHANICS
SOC 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

APPLIANCE MECHANICS
SCA 23110
The Appliance Mechanic installs, services and repairs stoves, refrigerators, dishwashing machines, and other electrical household or commercial appliances, using hand tools, test equipment and following wiring diagrams and manufacturer's specifications.
COMPUTER, AUTOMATED TELLER, AND OFFICE MACHINE REPAIRERS
SOC 49-2011
Repair, maintain, or install computers, word processing systems, automated teller machines, and electronic office machines, such as duplicating and fax machines.
COMPUTER USER SUPPORT SPECIALISTS
SOC 15-1151

Provide technical assistance to computer users. Answer questions or resolve computer problems for clients in person, or via telephone or electronically. May provide assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software, including printing, installation, word processing, electronic mail, and operating systems.