Experience Requirements Overview

  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
  • A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
  • Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
  • Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

Education, Training and Experience

Required Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree

Related Work Experience: Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years

On-Site or In-Plant Training: Up to and including 1 month

On-the-Job Training: Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year

Detailed Work Activities

  • Update professional knowledge.
  • Train personnel to enhance job skills.
  • Collect evidence for legal proceedings.
  • Obtain documentation to authorize activities.
  • Inform individuals or organizations of status or findings.
  • Negotiate contracts with clients or service providers.
  • Detain suspects or witnesses.
  • Apprehend criminal suspects.
  • Testify at legal or legislative proceedings.
  • Advise others on business or operational matters.
  • Investigate legal issues.
  • Prepare legal or investigatory documentation.
  • Advise others on legal or regulatory compliance matters.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants.
  • Develop business or financial information systems.
  • Gather financial records.
  • Assess risks to business operations.
  • Analyze business or financial data.
  • Document information related to legal proceedings.
  • Maintain data in information systems or databases.

Work Values

Achievement

Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.

Working Conditions

Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.

Recognition

Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

Relationships

Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.

Support

Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

Independence

Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

Tasks

  • Gather financial documents related to investigations.
  • Interview witnesses or suspects and take statements.
  • Prepare written reports of investigation findings.
  • Document all investigative activities.
  • Create and maintain logs, records, or databases of information about fraudulent activity.
  • Coordinate investigative efforts with law enforcement officers and attorneys.
  • Lead, or participate in, fraud investigation teams.
  • Testify in court regarding investigation findings.
  • Prepare evidence for presentation in court.
  • Recommend actions in fraud cases.
  • Review reports of suspected fraud to determine need for further investigation.
  • Design, implement, or maintain fraud detection tools or procedures.
  • Analyze financial data to detect irregularities in areas such as billing trends, financial relationships, and regulatory compliance procedures.
  • Maintain knowledge of current events and trends in such areas as money laundering and criminal tools and techniques.
  • Evaluate business operations to identify risk areas for fraud.
  • Conduct in-depth investigations of suspicious financial activity, such as suspected money-laundering efforts.
  • Advise businesses or agencies on ways to improve fraud detection.
  • Train others in fraud detection and prevention techniques.
  • Conduct field surveillance to gather case-related information.
  • Negotiate with responsible parties to arrange for recovery of losses due to fraud.
  • Research or evaluate new technologies for use in fraud detection systems.
  • Obtain and serve subpoenas.
  • Arrest individuals to be charged with fraud.

Work Styles

Achievement/Effort

Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

Persistence

Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

Initiative

Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

Leadership

Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.

Cooperation

Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

Concern for Others

Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

Social Orientation

Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.

Self-Control

Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

Stress Tolerance

Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.

Adaptability/Flexibility

Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

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.

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.

Innovation

Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

Analytical Thinking

Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

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