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13-1041.01 - Environmental Compliance Inspectors

Inspect and investigate sources of pollution to protect the public and environment and ensure conformance with Federal, State, and local regulations and ordinances.

Sample of reported job titles: Compliance Investigator, Enforcement Officer, Environmental Compliance Officer, Environmental Protection Specialist, Environmental Quality Analyst, Environmental Specialist, Oil Program Compliance Specialist, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Enforcement Officer (RCRA Enforcement Officer), Toxics Program Officer, Waste Management Specialist

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Tasks  |  Tools & Technology  |  Knowledge  |  Skills  |  Abilities  |  Work Activities  |  Detailed Work Activities  |  Work Context  |  Job Zone  |  Education  |  Credentials  |  Interests  |  Work Styles  |  Work Values  |  Related Occupations  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings

Tasks

  • Examine permits, licenses, applications, and records to ensure compliance with licensing requirements. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare written, oral, tabular, and graphic reports summarizing requirements and regulations, including enforcement and chain of custody documentation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Determine the nature of code violations and actions to be taken, and issue written notices of violation; participate in enforcement hearings as necessary. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare, organize, and maintain inspection records. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Verify that hazardous chemicals are handled, stored, and disposed of in accordance with regulations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Interview individuals to determine the nature of suspected violations and to obtain evidence of violations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Research and keep informed of pertinent information and developments in areas such as EPA laws and regulations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Learn and observe proper safety precautions, rules, regulations, and practices so that unsafe conditions can be recognized and proper safety protocols implemented. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Monitor follow-up actions in cases where violations were found, and review compliance monitoring reports. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect waste pretreatment, treatment, and disposal facilities and systems for conformance to federal, state, or local regulations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Investigate complaints and suspected violations regarding illegal dumping, pollution, pesticides, product quality, or labeling laws. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Evaluate label information for accuracy and conformance to regulatory requirements. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Determine sampling locations and methods, and collect water or wastewater samples for analysis, preserving samples with appropriate containers and preservation methods. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inform individuals and groups of pollution control regulations and inspection findings, and explain how problems can be corrected. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Review and evaluate applications for registration of products containing dangerous materials, or for pollution control discharge permits. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Observe and record field conditions, gathering, interpreting, and reporting data such as flow meter readings and chemical levels. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Determine which sites and violation reports to investigate, and coordinate compliance and enforcement activities with other government agencies. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inform health professionals, property owners, and the public about harmful properties and related problems of water pollution and contaminated wastewater. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Participate in the development of spill prevention programs and hazardous waste rules and regulations, and recommend corrective actions for hazardous waste problems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Analyze and implement state, federal or local requirements as necessary to maintain approved pretreatment, pollution prevention, and storm water runoff programs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare data to calculate sewer service charges and capacity fees. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform laboratory tests on samples collected, such as analyzing the content of contaminated wastewater. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain and repair materials, worksites, and equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Research and perform calculations related to landscape allowances, discharge volumes, production-based and alternative limits, and wastewater strength classifications, then make recommendations and complete documentation. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Acoustic sensors — Surface acoustic wave sensors SAWS See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Air samplers or collectors — Atmosphere monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Analytical balances — Laboratory analytical balances See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Atomic absorption AA spectrometers — Graphite furnace atomic absorption GFAA spectrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Chemiluminescence or bioluminescence analyzers — Chlorophyll-a probes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Coliwasas — Composite liquid waste samplers COLIWASA See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Colorimeters — Colorimetric field sampling devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Conductivity meters — Conductance meters; Specific conductance probes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dissolved oxygen meters — Dissolved oxygen probes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dropping pipettes — Laboratory dropping pipettes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Enzyme analyzers — Enzyme immunoassay kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flame ionization analyzers — Continuous flame ionization detectors FID See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flowmeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas chromatographs — Portable gas chromatographs GC See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gear pumps — Water sampling gear pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand pumps — Hand sampling pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hydrocarbons analyzers or detectors — Fuel fluorescence detectors FFD; Laser-induced fluorescence LIF instruments; Total petroleum hydrocarbon TPH analyzers; Ultraviolet fluorescence UVF test kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Inductively coupled plasma ICP spectrometers — Inductively coupled plasma ICP spectrophotometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Infrared spectrometers — Extractive Fourier transform infrared FTIR spectrometers; Infrared IR spectrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Interferometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ion analyzers — Photoionization detectors PID See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ion selective electrode ISE meters — Ion selective electrode ISE testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory bailers — Bottom fill bailers; Double check valve bailers; Thief samplers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory graduated cylinders — Measuring cylinders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory vials — Headspace vials See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ladders — Aluminum ladders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lasers — Helium-neon lasers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Liquid chromatographs — Liquid chromatographs LC See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Magnetometer geophysical instruments — Magnetic locators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mass spectrometers — Portable mass spectrometers MS See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Optical beamsplitters — Optical beamsplitting devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Organic carbon analyzers — Volatile organic compound VOC measurement devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Peristaltic pumps — Groundwater sampling peristaltic pumps; Suction-lift pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • pH meters — pH indicators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Photometers — Differential photometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Piezo electric crystals — Piezoelectric sensors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Portable data input terminals — Dataloggers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Progressive cavity pumps — Progressive cavity sampling pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Radarbased surveillance systems — Ground penetrating radar GPR See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rotating piston pumps — Reciprocating piston sampling pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sample holders — Sample bottles; Sample collection chambers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sample preparation bombs — Bacon bomb samplers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sampling pumps — Bladder pumps; Centrifugal water sampling pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scaffolding See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Single gas monitors — Chlorine samplers; Mercury vapor analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Soil core sampling apparatus — Bucket augers; Power augers; Van Veen grab samplers; Waste pile samplers (see all 20 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spectrofluorimeters or fluorimeters — X ray fluorescence XRF spectrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spectrometers — Laser-induced breakdown spectrometers LIBS See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spectrophotometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Striking hammers — Rotary hammer systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Syringe pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Test sieves — Sediment sieves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Turbidimeters — Turbidity probes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Two way radios — Portable two way radios See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water analyzers — Continuous water quality monitors; Water quality data sondes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water samplers — Kemmerer depth samplers; Wastewater samplers; Weighted bottle samplers; Wheaton dip samplers (see all 8 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Analytical or scientific software — DQO-PRO *; Environmental Knowledge and Assessment Tool EKAT *; Spatial Analysis and Decision Assistance SADA *; Sustainable Management Approaches and Revitalization Tools SMARTe * (see all 11 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Database software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Map creation software — Geographic information system GIS software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

* Software developed by a government agency and/or distributed as freeware or shareware.

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Knowledge

  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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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. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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 there is a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Information Ordering — The ability to 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). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Perceptual Speed — The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Far Vision — The ability to see details at a distance. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Number Facility — The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — 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 e-mail. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Prepare legal or investigatory documentation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Examine product information to ensure compliance with regulations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Review license or permit applications. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Testify at legal or legislative proceedings. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inform individuals or organizations of status or findings. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Calculate data to inform organizational operations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Investigate legal issues. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare regulatory or compliance documentation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor organizational compliance with regulations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Update knowledge of legal or regulatory environments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinate enforcement of laws or regulations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain data in information systems or databases. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Research issues related to the environment or sustainable business practices. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect facilities or equipment to ensure specifications are met. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise others on business or operational matters. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Correspond with customers to answer questions or resolve complaints. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Update professional knowledge. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare financial documents. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establish organizational guidelines or policies. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyze environmental regulations to ensure organizational compliance. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Electronic Mail — 95% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 76% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 67% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 55% responded “More than 40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 48% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 48% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 57% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 71% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 43% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 33% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 43% responded “Contact with others about half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 33% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 38% responded “Important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 33% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 43% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Sitting — 55% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 43% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 48% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 52% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 38% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 48% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 62% responded “Slightly close (e.g., shared office).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 38% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 48% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — 38% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 48% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
Education Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Related Experience 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.
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Job Zone Examples Many of these occupations involve coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, database administrators, teachers, chemists, art directors, and cost estimators.
SVP Range (7.0 to < 8.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
86   Bachelor's degree
10   Post-baccalaureate certificate Help
5   Master's degree

This occupation may require a background in the following science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational disciplines:

Life Sciences — Natural Resources Management and Policy

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: CIR

  • Conventional — 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. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Investigative — 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. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Realistic — 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. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.

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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. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

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Industry data collected from Compliance Officers.

Median wages (2014) $31.23 hourly, $64,950 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 240,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 55,300
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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