Investigate alleged or suspected criminal violations of Federal, state, or local laws to determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution.
Prepare reports that detail investigation findings.
Obtain and verify evidence by interviewing and observing suspects and witnesses or by analyzing records.
Identify case issues and evidence needed, based on analysis of charges, complaints, or allegations of law violations.
Investigate organized crime, public corruption, financial crime, copyright infringement, civil rights violations, bank robbery, extortion, kidnapping, and other violations of federal or state statutes.
Record evidence and documents, using equipment such as cameras and photocopy machines.
Obtain and use search and arrest warrants.
Testify before grand juries concerning criminal activity investigations.
Search for and collect evidence, such as fingerprints, using investigative equipment.
Determine scope, timing, and direction of investigations.
Collect and record physical information about arrested suspects, including fingerprints, height and weight measurements, and photographs.
Analyze evidence in laboratories or in the field.
Collaborate with other offices and agencies to exchange information and coordinate activities.
Develop relationships with informants to obtain information related to cases.
Perform undercover assignments and maintain surveillance, including monitoring authorized wiretaps.
Collaborate with other authorities on activities such as surveillance, transcription, and research.
Examine records to locate links in chains of evidence or information.
Serve subpoenas or other official papers.
Compare crime scene fingerprints with those from suspects or fingerprint files to identify perpetrators, using computers.
Manage security programs designed to protect personnel, facilities, and information.
Provide protection for individuals, such as government leaders, political candidates, and visiting foreign dignitaries.
Administer counterterrorism and counternarcotics reward programs.
Issue security clearances.
Production and Processing
Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Job requires being honest and ethical.
Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Attention to Detail
Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Concern for Others
Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
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.
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.