Also called: Driver License Examiner, License Examiner, Motor Vehicle Clerk, Public Service Representative (PSR)
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All kinds of businesses, from bars to builders, need to pass inspections to operate. And drivers must pass a test to earn a license. Licensing examiners and inspectors make sure that these kinds of government standards are met, to protect public safety and keep businesses running on the right track. Licensing inspectors conduct inspections to make sure businesses meet regulations. They document problem areas and advise businesses on improvements; when needed they cite violations, and impose penalties. For example, a health inspector may go into a restaurant to make sure that it meets sanitation standards— and that up-to-date licenses and required signage are posted. If not, the inspector may issue a fine, or close the facility until health standards are met. Licensing examiners evaluate applications and records for people seeking approval for something they want to do, whether for their personal benefit, like a driver’s license, or their professional development, like a business license. It’s licensing examiners who give road and flight tests for vehicle operating licenses. Training options for these positions include technical school, an associate’s degree, or work experience in a field related to the license, such as business, health care, or law enforcement. Licensing examiners and inspectors make our world a little safer for everyone!
What they do:Examine, evaluate, and investigate eligibility for or conformity with laws and regulations governing contract compliance of licenses and permits, and perform other compliance and enforcement inspection and analysis activities not classified elsewhere.
On the job, you would:
- Warn violators of infractions or penalties.
- Evaluate applications, records, or documents to gather information about eligibility or liability issues.
- Advise licensees or other individuals or groups concerning licensing, permit, or passport regulations.
Safety and Government
- law and government
- public safety and security
Arts and Humanities
- English language
- customer service
Engineering and Technology
- computers and electronics
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- reading work related information
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- understanding people's reactions
- looking for ways to help people
- communicate by speaking
- listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
- make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
- notice when problems happen
Hearing and Speech
- speak clearly
- recognize spoken words
People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
- Analytical Thinking
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