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Government Property Inspectors and Investigators

Investigate or inspect government property to ensure compliance with contract agreements and government regulations.   (O'Net 13-1041.04)

 
Reported job titles:   Adjustment Examiner, Admeasurer, Airport Operations Officer, Appraiser, Asset Manager, Building Inspector   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
    for Compliance Officers which includes:
                          - Environmental Compliance Inspectors
                          - Licensing Examiners and Inspectors
                          - Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
                          - Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
                          - Coroners
                          - Regulatory Affairs Specialists
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 19.24   $ 23.55   $ 30.93   $ 38.70   $ 44.39   $ 31.70  
    Yearly $40,030   $48,980   $64,330   $80,490   $92,330   $65,940  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 19.25   $ 24.32   $ 31.34   $ 39.83   $ 44.65   $ 32.45  
    Yearly $40,030   $50,590   $65,180   $82,850   $92,880   $67,490  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 17.84   $ 20.93   $ 24.39   $ 36.31   $ 47.52   $ 28.97  
    Yearly $37,100   $43,540   $50,730   $75,520   $98,840   $60,260  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 19.21   $ 23.06   $ 29.52   $ 38.69   $ 39.09   $ 30.23  
    Yearly $39,960   $47,970   $61,410   $80,480   $81,310   $62,870  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Compliance Officers which includes:
                                  - Environmental Compliance Inspectors
                                  - Licensing Examiners and Inspectors
                                  - Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
                                  - Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
                                  - Coroners
                                  - Regulatory Affairs Specialists
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 2,272 2,517 1.0% 56
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Compliance Officers which includes:
                                - Environmental Compliance Inspectors
                                - Licensing Examiners and Inspectors
                                - Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
                                - Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
                                - Coroners
                                - Regulatory Affairs Specialists
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Federal government, all industries 22.5%
    State government, excluding education and hospitals 13.6%
    Local government, excluding education and hospitals 11.1%
    Management of companies and enterprises 5.7%
    Insurance carriers and related activities 5.3%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
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  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Government Property Inspectors and Investigators  updated June 2007
     


    Knowledge
    for Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
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  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
     
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
     
  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
     
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
     
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Government Property Inspectors and Investigators  updated June 2007
     


    Skills
    for Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
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  • 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.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
     
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
     
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Government Property Inspectors and Investigators  updated June 2010
     


    Abilities
    for Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
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  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
     
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
     
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
     
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
     
  • 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).
     
  • Selective Attention - The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Government Property Inspectors and Investigators  updated June 2007
     


    Work Activities
    for Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
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  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization - Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
     
  • Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards - Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others - Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
     
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment - Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
     
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public - Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Government Property Inspectors and Investigators  updated June 2007
     


    Interests
    for Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
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  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Government Property Inspectors and Investigators  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
    for Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
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  • 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.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Government Property Inspectors and Investigators  updated June 2007
     


    State of Vermont License Information
    that may be required for Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
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    License Name Licensing Agency
    Boiler Pressure Vessel Inspector Fire Safety Division
    Vermont Department of Public Safety
    Elevator Inspector or Mechanic Fire Safety Division
    Vermont Department of Public Safety
    Asbestos Abatement Employee Asbestos and Lead Regulatory Program
    Environmental Health Division
    Vermont Department of Health
    Lead Abatement Employee Asbestos and Lead Regulatory Program
    Environmental Health Division
    Vermont Department of Health
     
    source: Vermont Department of Labor, Licensed & Certified Occupations in Vermont, 2015.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
    for Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
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  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
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  • Experience: 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.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Government Property Inspectors and Investigators  updated June 2007
     


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    source: Occupational Information Network: Government Property Inspectors and Investigators 
     

     
     
     
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