Government Property Inspectors

Government & Public Administration > Governance

Projected Growth: Average

Projected Job Openings

Medium Preparation Needed

Job Description

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

Common job titles of Government Property Inspectors include:

Experience and Education

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.

  • 39.34% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.

  • 24.68% said they needed a Associate's Degree.


    Examine records, reports, or other documents to establish facts or detect discrepancies.

    Prepare correspondence, reports of inspections or investigations or recommendations for action.

    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.

    Collect, identify, evaluate, or preserve case evidence.

    Investigate applications for special licenses or permits.

    Inspect manufactured or processed products to ensure compliance with contract specifications or legal requirements.

    Inspect government-owned equipment or materials in the possession of private contractors to ensure compliance with contracts or regulations or to prevent misuse.

    Monitor investigations of suspected offenders to ensure that they are conducted in accordance with constitutional requirements.

    Recommend legal or administrative action to protect government property.

    Coordinate with or assist law enforcement agencies in matters of mutual concern.

    Locate and interview plaintiffs, witnesses, or representatives of business or government to gather facts relevant to inspections or alleged violations.

    Submit samples of products to government laboratories for testing, as required.

    Testify in court or at administrative proceedings concerning investigation findings.


Tablet computers

Radio frequency identification RFID scanners

Personal computers

Multi-line telephone systems

Laptop computers

Desktop computers

10-key calculators


Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D

Bentley MicroStation



Deltek Costpoint

All Technologies

Esri ArcGIS

Inventory control system software

Microsoft NetMeeting

Peninsula Software Quicktrack Pro

Plant Clearance Automated Reutilization Screening System PCARSS

Radio frequency identification RFID software

Records management software

Shipping software

Unique Identification UID system databases

Wide Area Workflow WAWF system


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.


Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.


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.

Active Learning

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Complex Problem Solving

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.


Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Systems Evaluation

Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.


Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Systems Analysis

Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.


Teaching others how to do something.

Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people.

Quality Control Analysis

Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Learning Strategies

Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.


Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.


Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

Operation Monitoring

Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.


Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Inductive Reasoning

Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension

Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension

Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression

Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression

Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Problem Sensitivity

Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning

Arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Information Ordering

See details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

Sensory Abilities › Visual Abilities › Near Vision

Identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.

Cognitive Abilities › Perceptual Abilities › Flexibility of Closure

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