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"Highway Patrol Pilot"
Job Description - Part 4 - Abilities Needed

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Abilities Needed for: "Highway Patrol Pilot"

1) Far Vision -- The ability to see details at a distance.

2) 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.

3) Oral Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

4) Oral Comprehension -- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

5) Spatial Orientation -- The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.

6) Control Precision -- The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

7) Depth Perception -- The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.

8) Glare Sensitivity -- The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting.

9) Written Expression -- The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

10) Multilimb Coordination -- The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

11) 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.

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12) 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.

13) Speech Recognition -- The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

14) Speech Clarity -- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

15) Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

16) 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).

17) 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.

18) Reaction Time -- The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.

19) Night Vision -- The ability to see under low light conditions.

20) Peripheral Vision -- The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.

21) Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

22) Auditory Attention -- The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.

23) Memorization -- The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

24) 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.

25) Extent Flexibility -- The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

26) Wrist-Finger Speed -- The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.

27) Manual Dexterity -- The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

28) Speed of Closure -- The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.

29) Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

30) Written Comprehension -- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

31) 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.

32) Speed of Limb Movement -- The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.

33) 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.

34) Sound Localization -- The ability to tell the direction from which a sound originated.

35) Selective Attention -- The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.

36) 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).

37) Category Flexibility -- The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.

38) Hearing Sensitivity -- The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.

Job Description for "Highway Patrol Pilot" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

"Highway Patrol Pilot"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-E-I        SOC:  33-3051.02


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