Government Property Inspectors and Investigators


Also called : Airport Operations Officer, Housing Inspector, Housing Management Representative, Housing Quality Standard Inspector (HQS Inspector), Neighborhood Conservation Officer, Quality Assurance Specialist,

What they do


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

On the job, one would


    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.

    • Building and Construction
      Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

    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.

    • Reading Comprehension
      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

    • Speaking
      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    ABILITIES


    • Speed of Closure
      The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.

    • Visualization
      The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.

    • Memorization
      The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.

    • Time Sharing
      The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).

    • Visual Color Discrimination
      The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.

    PERSONALITY

    People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

    • Integrity
      Job requires being honest and ethical.

    • Cooperation
      Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

    • Dependability
      Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

    • Adaptability/Flexibility
      Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

    • Self-Control
      Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

    • Attention to Detail
      Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

    • Stress Tolerance
      Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress 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.

    • Concern for Others
      Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

    • Persistence
      Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

    TECHNOLOGY

    • Accounting software

    • Computer aided design CAD software

    • Data base user interface and query software

    • Desktop publishing software

    • Development environment software

    • Document management software

    • Electronic mail software

    • Enterprise resource planning ERP software

    • Geographic information system

    • Graphics or photo imaging software

    • Inventory management software

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    • Preparation

      Medium Preparation Needed

    • Education

      Training in vocational schools or an Associate deg

    • Experience

      Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations.

    • Jobtraining

      Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.

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