Experience Requirements Overview

  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
  • Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
  • Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
  • Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

Education, Training and Experience

Required Level of Education: Bachelor's Degree

Related Work Experience: Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year

On-Site or In-Plant Training: Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year

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

Detailed Work Activities

  • Inform individuals or organizations of status or findings.
  • Verify accuracy of financial information.
  • Monitor organizational compliance with regulations.
  • Collect evidence for legal proceedings.
  • Examine product information to ensure compliance with regulations.

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

Recognition

Relationships

Support

Independence

Tasks

  • 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.
  • Investigate alleged license or permit violations.
  • Inspect manufactured or processed products to ensure compliance with contract specifications or legal requirements.
  • Collect, identify, evaluate, or preserve case evidence.
  • Submit samples of products to government laboratories for testing, as required.
  • Inspect government-owned equipment or materials in the possession of private contractors to ensure compliance with contracts or regulations or to prevent misuse.
  • Investigate applications for special licenses or permits.
  • Recommend legal or administrative action to protect government property.
  • Testify in court or at administrative proceedings concerning investigation findings.
  • Coordinate with or assist law enforcement agencies in matters of mutual concern.
  • Monitor investigations of suspected offenders to ensure that they are conducted in accordance with constitutional requirements.
  • Locate and interview plaintiffs, witnesses, or representatives of business or government to gather facts relevant to inspections or alleged violations.

Work Styles

Achievement/Effort

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

Persistence

Initiative

Leadership

Cooperation

Concern for Others

Social Orientation

Self-Control

Stress Tolerance

Adaptability/Flexibility

Dependability

Attention to Detail

Integrity

Independence

Innovation

Analytical Thinking

Data Source: This page includes information from the O*NET 28.0 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. This page includes Employment Projections program, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.