Government Property Inspectors and Investigators

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What do they do?

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

Also known as:

Airport Operations Officer, Housing Inspector, Housing Management Representative, Housing Quality Standard Inspector (HQS Inspector), Neighborhood Conservation Officer, Quality Assurance Specialist, Rehabilitation Construction Specialist

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Compliance Officers in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Compliance Officers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 6.4%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #31 in job growth rate
  • 870

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #10 in net job growth
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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (6.2%)
  • Master's degree (18.1%)
  • Bachelor's degree (40.5%)
  • Associate's degree (8.9%)
  • Some college, no degree (16.4%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (8.7%)
  • Less than high school diploma (1.2%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these 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.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • 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.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • 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.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Administrative - Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • 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 that there is a problem.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Inform individuals or organizations of status or findings.
  • Investigate legal issues.
  • Review license or permit applications.
  • Verify accuracy of financial information.
  • Inspect facilities or equipment to ensure specifications are met.
  • Examine product information to ensure compliance with regulations.
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O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics