Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations
Examines any of a variety of goods, services or operations for conformity to established quality, health, safety, legal, business, ethical or other standards, by performing any combination of the following duties. Examines raw materials for quality, and manufactured items for defects and for conformance to specifications, visually and using sample models and instruments, such as, scales, gauges, templates, calipers and micrometers. Verifies that established standards are maintained relative to such matters as food-growing, processing and marketing; product-packaging; storage and transportation methods; building and facilities; and business practices, operations and services. Affixes seals or tags to approved items, issues or revokes licenses and permits or ascertains that licenses and permits have been obtained and are displayed. Confers with officials, interprets regulations and codes, and assists establishments in altering methods and practices to meet established standards. Investigates complaints and violations, prepares reports of findings and action taken or recommended, files charges and testifies in court. Recommends changes in standards, administrative procedures, facilities, methods, and practices.