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33-2021.01 - Fire Inspectors

Inspect buildings and equipment to detect fire hazards and enforce state and local regulations.

Sample of reported job titles: Deputy Fire Marshal, Fire Chief, Fire Inspector, Fire Marshal, Fire Official, Fire Prevention Inspector, Fire Prevention Specialist, Fire Protection Specialist, Fire Safety Inspector, State Fire Marshal

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Tasks

  • Inspect buildings to locate hazardous conditions and fire code violations, such as accumulations of combustible material, electrical wiring problems, and inadequate or non-functional fire exits. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Present and explain fire code requirements and fire prevention information to architects, contractors, attorneys, engineers, developers, fire service personnel, and the general public. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Identify corrective actions necessary to bring properties into compliance with applicable fire codes, laws, regulations, and standards, and explain these measures to property owners or their representatives. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Attend training classes to maintain current knowledge of fire prevention, safety, and firefighting procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct fire code compliance follow-ups to ensure that corrective actions have been taken in cases where violations were found. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Write detailed reports of fire inspections performed, fire code violations observed, and corrective recommendations offered. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect properties that store, handle, and use hazardous materials to ensure compliance with laws, codes, and regulations, and issue hazardous materials permits to facilities found in compliance. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop or review fire exit plans. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect and test fire protection or fire detection systems to verify that such systems are installed in accordance with appropriate laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, and standards. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct inspections and acceptance testing of newly installed fire protection systems. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Review blueprints and plans for new or remodeled buildings to ensure the structures meet fire safety codes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect liquefied petroleum installations, storage containers, and transportation and delivery systems for compliance with fire laws. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop and coordinate fire prevention programs, such as false alarm billing, fire inspection reporting, and hazardous materials management. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct fire exit drills to monitor and evaluate evacuation procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Teach public education programs on fire safety and prevention. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Testify in court regarding fire code and fire safety issues. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Recommend changes to fire prevention, inspection, and fire code endorsement procedures. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Arrange for the replacement of defective fire fighting equipment and for repair of fire alarm and sprinkler systems, making minor repairs such as servicing fire extinguishers when feasible. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Investigate causes of fires, collecting and preparing evidence and presenting it in court when necessary. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Issue permits for public assemblies. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Search for clues as to the cause of a fire, once the fire is completely extinguished. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise staff, training them, planning their work, and evaluating their performance. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Serve court appearance summonses or condemnation notices on parties responsible for violations of fire codes, laws, and ordinances. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Collect fees for permits and licenses. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Air velocity and temperature monitors — Magnehelic differential pressure gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Automobiles or cars — Passenger vehicles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Battery testers — Battery analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital cameras — Digital still cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electrical frequency meters — Digital electrical frequency meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Emergency light unit — Emergency lights See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire alarm systems — Fire detection systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire extinguishers — Multipurpose fire extinguishers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire hoses or nozzles — High pressure fire hoses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fire suppression system — Fire suppression sprinkler systems; Foam-water sprinkler systems; Water mist systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flashlight — High powered flashlights See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flowmeters — Pitot tubes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Gas detectors — Multigas detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ladders — Stepladders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Levels — Digital levels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lightmeters — Digital light meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Measuring wheels for distance — Distance measuring wheels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mobile phones — Smart phones See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multimeters — Digital multimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pocket calculator — Handheld calculators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rangefinders — Laser rangefinders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Smoke detectors — Battery powered smoke detectors; Hard-wired smoke detectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sound measuring apparatus or decibel meter — Decibel meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Specialty wrenches — Hydrant wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers — Handheld computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures — Measuring tapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Two way radios — Mobile radios See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Voltage or current meters — Voltage testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water storage tanks — Water reservoirs See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Data base user interface and query software — Code database software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Microsoft Outlook See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint 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.

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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.
  • Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads. See more occupations related to this 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.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 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.
  • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. 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.
  • Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media. 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.
  • 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.
  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Operation Monitoring — Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. 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.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. 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.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. 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.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. 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.
  • 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.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. 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.
  • Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. 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

  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests. 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.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. 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.
  • 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.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. 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.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Review documents or materials for compliance with policies or regulations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Write operational reports. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Examine debris to obtain information about causes of fires. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Testify at legal or legislative proceedings. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect equipment to ensure safety or proper functioning. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with fire regulations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct fire fighting or prevention activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inform others about laws or regulations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide safety training. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Serve court ordered documents. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain fire fighting tools or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with security or safety regulations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate employee performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Educate the public about fire safety or prevention. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identify actions needed to bring properties or facilities into compliance with regulations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Train employees in proper work procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Attend training to learn new skills or update knowledge. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Issue permits or other legal documents. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop fire safety or prevention programs or plans. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Recommend improvements to increase safety or reduce risks. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — 99% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 88% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 86% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 87% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 84% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 76% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Electronic Mail — 77% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 68% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 52% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 63% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 58% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 42% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 41% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 52% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 44% responded “Very high responsibility.” 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 — 35% 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 — 49% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 38% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 44% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 52% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 46% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 33% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 42% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 57% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 35% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 51% responded “40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 29% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 44% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 35% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Under Cover — 30% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Sitting — 49% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 54% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 36% responded “Moderate responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
Education Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
Related Experience 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.
Job Training 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.
Job Zone Examples These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include food service managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, occupational therapy assistants, and medical assistants.
SVP Range (6.0 to < 7.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
33   Some college, no degree
23   Post-secondary certificate Help
21   High school diploma or equivalent Help

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: CR

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. 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.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. 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.
  • 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.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. 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.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. 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.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. 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.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. 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.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. 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

Median wages data collected from Fire Inspectors and Investigators.
Employment data collected from Fire Inspectors and Investigators.
Industry data collected from Fire Inspectors and Investigators.

Median wages (2014) $26.99 hourly, $56,130 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 12,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 4,400
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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