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Government Property Inspectors & Investigators

Also called: Housing Quality Standard Inspector (HQS Inspector), Housing Inspector, Asset Manager, Quality Assurance Specialist

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Air Force.

What they do:
Investigate or inspect government property to ensure compliance with contract agreements and government regulations.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • building and construction
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Independence
  • Self Control

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • BrioQuery
  • Database software
Inventory management software
  • Inventory control system software
  • Peninsula Software Quicktrack Pro
Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  • Shipping software
  • Wide Area Workflow WAWF system

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
some college or
high school diploma
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$62,020
per year, on average
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