Government Property Inspectors and Investigators

Description

Investigate or inspect government property to ensure compliance with contract agreements and government regulations.

Tasks

  • Prepare correspondence, reports of inspections or investigations or recommendations for action.
  • Examine records, reports, or other documents to establish facts or detect discrepancies.
  • Monitor investigations of suspected offenders to ensure that they are conducted in accordance with constitutional requirements.
  • Collect, identify, evaluate, or preserve case evidence.
  • Inspect manufactured or processed products to ensure compliance with contract specifications or legal requirements.
  • Coordinate with or assist law enforcement agencies in matters of mutual concern.
  • Testify in court or at administrative proceedings concerning investigation findings.
  • Investigate applications for special licenses or permits, as well as alleged license or permit violations.
  • Inspect government-owned equipment or materials in the possession of private contractors to ensure compliance with contracts or regulations or to prevent misuse.
  • Recommend legal or administrative action to protect government property.
  • Submit samples of products to government laboratories for testing, as required.
  • Locate and interview plaintiffs, witnesses, or representatives of business or government to gather facts relevant to inspections or alleged violations.

Knowledge

Fine Arts
Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.

Skills

Equipment Selection
Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Installation
Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
Equipment Maintenance
Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Repairing
Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

Abilities

Wrist-Finger Speed
The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
Explosive Strength
The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
Dynamic Flexibility
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.

Interests

Conventional
Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Enterprising
Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Realistic
Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Investigative
Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Social
Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Artistic
Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

Work Style

Dependability
Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Attention to Detail
Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Integrity
Job requires being honest and ethical.
Independence
Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
Cooperation
Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
Self Control
Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
Adaptability/Flexibility
Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
Analytical Thinking
Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
Initiative
Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Concern for Others
Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

Work Values

Support
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
Independence
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
Relationships
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
Working Conditions
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
Achievement
Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
Recognition
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

Lay Titles

Adjustment Examiner
Admeasurer
Airport Operations Officer
Appraiser
Asset Manager
Building Inspector
Compliance Analyst
Compliance Auditor
Compliance Coordinator
Compliance Manager
Compliance Review Engineer
Construction Inspector
Design Project Inspector
Engineering Technician
Fire Marshal
Gauger
Government Gauger
Housing Inspector
Housing Management Representative
Housing Quality Standard Inspector (HQS Inspector)
Inspector
Materials Acceptance Engineer
Materials Inspector
Port Patrol Officer
Public Works Inspector
Quality Assurance Inspector
Quality Assurance Representative
Quality Assurance Specialist
Quality Control Manager
Rent and Housing Investigator
Risk Manager
Safety Compliance Engineer
Sanitation Inspector
Section 8 Inspector
Site Development Construction Inspector
Station Examiner
Surveyor
Warehouse Examiner

National Wages and Employment Info

Median Wages (2008):
$29.82 hourly, $62,020 annual.
Employment (2008):
227,500 employees