Inspect structures using engineering skills to determine structural soundness and
compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Inspections may
be general in nature or may be limited to a specific area, such as electrical systems
- Inspects bridges, dams, building, and foundation for conformance to
specifications and codes.
- Reviews and interprets plans, blueprints, specifications, and construction
methods to ensure compliance to legal requirements.
- Measures dimensions and verifies level, alignment, and elevation of structures
and fixtures to ensure compliance to building plans and codes.
- Approves and signs plans that meet required specifications.
- Records and notifies owners, violators, and authorities of violations of
construction specifications and building codes.
- Issues violation notices, stop-work orders, and permits for construction and
- Confers with owners, violators, and authorities to explain regulations and
recommend alterations in construction or specifications.
- Reviews complaints, obtains evidence, and testifies in court that construction
does not conform to code.
- Maintains daily logs, inventory, and inspection and construction records and
- Evaluates premises for cleanliness.
- Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or
repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
- 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.
- Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their
- Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of
precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
- Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and
- Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships,
and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and
mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the
meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate
quality or performance.
- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the
most appropriate one.
- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the
- 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
- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of
alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed
to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Using mathematics to solve problems.
- Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for
- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does
not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
- The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will
- The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will
- The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that
- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or
conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
- The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
- The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through
spoken words and sentences.
- The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a
- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors
or other problems or defects.
- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant
- Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events
or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or
similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
- Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the
organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources.
This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or
- Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and
- Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files
and processing paperwork.
- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment,
to detect or assess problems.
- Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
- Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and
routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than
with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
- Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical,
hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and
real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations
require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working
closely with others.
- Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an
extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts
and figuring out problems mentally.
- Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out
projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many
decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.