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Federal high paying job opportunities are available for those who know how to apply and tap this lucrative job market. Jobs are available at thousands of locations stateside and overseas with excellent career advancement opportunities?

This article features positions that perform or supervise inspection or technical support work in assuring compliance with or enforcement of Federal law, regulations, or other mandatory guidelines. We help those seeking federal employment explore occupations and navigate the application process. Plus, we link you to current job vacancies and provide resume/application guidance, including sample federal style resumes.

Compliance Inspection and Support Careers (GS-1802)

Positions included in this series are intended to perform inspection or technical support work in assuring compliance with or enforcement of Federal law. The work falls primarily in inspections where determinations are based on visual or other specific inspection techniques and are made based on relatively clear-cut considerations such as the presence or absence of required documents or the obvious physical condition of an item or premises. The second area involves support to inspections or investigations such as searching for, gathering, screening, and providing factual information or explanations related to the subject of an inspection or investigation or to the compliance program itself.

There are currently over 474 vacancy announcements, many with multiple positions, advertised nationwide in this occupational group. The federal government employs 55,129 in this occupation. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) the largest employer with 52,278, most are Transportation Security Officers located at every major airport in the country and US Territories. The Department of Transportation employs 181, and there are small numbers employed in this group at other large cabinet level agencies.

Typical Job Titles:

  • Transportation Security Officer (TSO)
  • Aviation Safety Technician
  • Employee Benefit Plan Assistant
  • Law Enforcement Communications Assistant
  • Forensic Laboratory Technician Evidence
  • Mine Safety and Health Assistant
  • Safety and Health Clerk
  • Wage Hour Technician

A number of these job announcements list multiple vacancies at various locations. For example, one of the announcements from (DHS) advertises positions at three locations. When you add up the multiple vacancies, you will discover many additional opportunities in this field for you to explore and at locations across the country.

If you are looking for a challenging position in this field explore these opportunities. The following link will take you to the GS 0360 Occupational Description that includes links to the current job announcements on USAJOBS.

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About The Author

Dennis V. Damp is a retired federal manager, business owner, career counselor and veteran. Damp’s The Book of U.S. Government Jobs was awarded “Best Career” title by the Benjamin Franklin Awards Committee in 2012 and Foreword Magazine nominated it for “Best Career & Reference” title. Damp is the author of 28 books, a recognized employment expert, and a retired federal manager with 35 years service. He worked for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an electronics technician, training instructor, project engineer, computer-based instruction administrator, training program manager, program support manager, and environmental health and safety program manager. Dennis held numerous supervisory and management positions and was responsible for recruiting, rating and interviewing applicants, outreach and hiring. His last government position was technical operations manager at the Pittsburgh International Airport’s air traffic control tower. Damp’s books and websites are based on his many years in management where he was responsible for recruitment, outreach, retention and career development. His 11th edition of The Book of U.S. Government Jobs is a comprehensive workbook that all can use to explore and find high-paying federal jobs stateside and overseas.