Government Property Inspectors & Investigators

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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.
  • Inspect government property, such as construction sites or public housing, to ensure compliance with contract specifications or legal requirements.


Arts and Humanities

  • English language


  • customer service
  • administrative services

Safety and Government

  • public safety and security
  • law and government

Engineering and Technology

  • building and construction


Basic Skills

  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information

People and Technology Systems

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it



  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing

Ideas and Logic

  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen

Visual Understanding

  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things


  • pay attention to something without being distracted


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


You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software

  • Database software
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Inventory management software

  • Plant Clearance Automated Reutilization Screening System PCARSS
  • Radio frequency identification RFID software


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
associate's degree
usually needed

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