How to become an inspector and regulatory officer

Inspect and enforce standards and regulations set forth by governments and companies.

What does an inspector and regulatory officer do?

Duties and tasks

  • Assess water resource supplies, test water samples to make sure water is clean for use and process license requests to access water.
  • Check legal documents of individuals, and examine visas and applications for residency.
  • Conduct inspections on potentially hazardous plants, buildings, waste management operations and a variety of other services to ensure emissions are within specific regulations.
  • Document and prepare reports based on inspections and findings, referring cases for enforcement or penalties if needed.
  • Evaluate bus, trains and other public transportation to ensure they are operating effectively and running according to schedule.
  • Inspect company taxation documents to ensure compliance with taxation rules and regulations.
  • Inspect vehicles, buildings, property and companies for regulation compliance and identify illegal activities such as undocumented freight and banned items.
  • Investigate the authenticity of claims for government benefits and ensure compliance with standards.

Related jobs

  • Compliance officer
  • Customs investigator
  • Customs officer
  • Local government inspector
  • Parking inspector
  • Quality assurance inspector
  • Ranger
  • Traffic officer
  • Transport operations officer

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