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Government Property Inspectors and Investigators

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

    Work Activities
    • Prepare correspondence, reports of inspections or investigations or recommendations for action.
    • Investigate alleged license or permit violations.
    • Examine records, reports, or other documents to establish facts or detect discrepancies.
    • Inspect government property, such as construction sites or public housing, to ensure compliance with contract specifications or legal requirements.
    • Inspect manufactured or processed products to ensure compliance with contract specifications or legal requirements.
    • Collect, identify, evaluate, or preserve case evidence.
    • Submit samples of products to government laboratories for testing, as required.
    • Inspect government-owned equipment or materials in the possession of private contractors to ensure compliance with contracts or regulations or to prevent misuse.
    • Investigate applications for special licenses or permits.
    • Recommend legal or administrative action to protect government property.
    • Testify in court or at administrative proceedings concerning investigation findings.
    • Coordinate with or assist law enforcement agencies in matters of mutual concern.
    Skills
    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Judgment and Decision Making

      Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5
    Abilities
    • Inductive Reasoning

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

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • 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).

    Knowledge
    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Public Safety and Security

      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $61,990/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $29.80/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 7,270
    • Yearly Projected Openings 650
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Conventional: People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Cooperation
    • Dependability
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Self Control
    • Attention to Detail
    Tools
    • Tablet computers
    • Special purpose telephones
    • Personal computers
    • Notebook computers
    • Desktop computers
    Technology
    • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
    • Inventory management software
    • Graphics or photo imaging software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    Tags
    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.