Natural Sciences Managers ·  Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields. Excludes "Architecture and Engineering Managers" (11-9041) and "Computer and Information Systems Managers" (11-3021).

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Occupational Tasks ·  Confer with scientists, engineers, regulators, and others, to plan and review projects, and to provide technical assistance.
· Develop client relationships and communicate with clients to explain proposals, present research findings, establish specifications or discuss project status.
· Plan and direct research, development, and production activities.
· Prepare project proposals.
· Design and coordinate successive phases of problem analysis, solution proposals, and testing.
· Review project activities, and prepare and review research, testing, and operational reports.
· Hire, supervise and evaluate engineers, technicians, researchers and other staff.
· Determine scientific and technical goals within broad outlines provided by top management and make detailed plans to accomplish these goals.
· Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the architectural, scientific and technical work performed, to ensure regulatory compliance and operations enhancement.
· Develop innovative technology and train staff for its implementation.

Educational Requirements: ·  Bachelor's or higher plus work experience

Occupational Skill Set
Skill Relevance
·  Science 84%
·  Critical Thinking 81%
·  Reading Comprehension 79%
·  Writing 76%
·  Active Learning 74%
·  Mathematics 73%
·  Time Management 72%
·  Active Listening 69%
·  Coordination 67%
·  Complex Problem Solving 66%