Licensing Examiners and Inspectors

Description

Examine, evaluate, and investigate eligibility for, conformity with, or liability under licenses or permits.

Tasks

  • Issue licenses to individuals meeting standards.
  • Evaluate applications, records, or documents to gather information about eligibility or liability issues.
  • Administer oral, written, road, or flight tests to license applicants.
  • Score tests and observe equipment operation and control to rate ability of applicants.
  • Advise licensees or other individuals or groups concerning licensing, permit, or passport regulations.
  • Warn violators of infractions or penalties.
  • Prepare reports of activities, evaluations, recommendations, or decisions.
  • Prepare correspondence to inform concerned parties of licensing decisions or appeals processes.
  • Confer with or interview officials, technical or professional specialists, or applicants to obtain information or to clarify facts relevant to licensing decisions.
  • Report law or regulation violations to appropriate boards or agencies.
  • Visit establishments to verify that valid licenses or permits are displayed and that licensing standards are being upheld.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
Food Production
Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

Skills

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.
Science
Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Equipment Selection
Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
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.
Dynamic Flexibility
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.

Interests

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.
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.
Social
Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
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.
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

Stress Tolerance
Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
Dependability
Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Integrity
Job requires being honest and ethical.
Attention to Detail
Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
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.
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.
Adaptability/Flexibility
Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
Concern for Others
Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
Social Orientation
Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.

Work Values

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.
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.
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.
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.
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

Certified Driver Examiner (CDE)
Certified Driver License Test Administrator
Certified License Examiner
Cosmetology Examiner
Cosmetology Inspector
Customer Service Representative
Department of Motor Vehicles Clerk (DMV Clerk)
Deportation Examiner
Driver Examiner
Driver License Agent
Driver License Clerk
Driver License Examiner
Driver License Technician
Driver's License Examiner
Driver's License Reviewing Officer
Examiner
Flight Operations Inspector
Forms Examiner
Immigration Investigator
Immigration Officer
Inspector
License Examiner
License Inspector
License Registration Examiner
Licensing Examiner
Methods Examiner
Mortician Investigator
Motor Vehicle Clerk
Motor Vehicle Compliance Analyst
Motor Vehicle Examiner
Naturalization Examiner
Passport Application Examiner
Public Service Representative (PSR)
Qualifications Examiner
Scales Inspector
Sealer of Weights and Measures
Transportation Services Representative (TSR)
Weights and Measures Inspector

National Wages and Employment Info

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