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Career Details :: Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
Investigate or inspect government property to ensure compliance with contract agreements and government regulations.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Investigates regulated activities to detect violation of law relating to such activities as revenue collection, employment practices, or fraudulent benefit claims.
- Inspects government-owned equipment and materials in hands of private contractors to prevent waste, damage, theft, and other irregularities.
- Examines records, reports, and documents to establish facts and detect discrepancies.
- Locates and interviews plaintiffs, witnesses, or representatives of business or government to gather facts relevant to inspection or alleged violation.
- Inspects manufactured or processed products to ensure compliance with contract specifications and legal requirements.
- Investigates character of applicant for special license or permit and misuses of license or permit.
- Prepares correspondence, reports of inspections or investigations, and recommendations for administrative or legal authorities.
- Submits samples of product to government laboratory for testing as indicated by departmental procedures.
- Testifies in court or at administrative proceedings concerning findings of investigation.
- Child Support, Missing Persons, and Unemployment Insurance Fraud Investigators
- Fire Investigators
- Immigration and Customs Inspectors
- Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
- Licensing Examiners and Inspectors
- Political Scientists
General Work Activities
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
- Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
- Inspecting Equipment, Structures, Material
- Documenting/Recording Information
Frequent Work Context
- Consequence of Error
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Frustrating Circumstances