Immigration, Employment Insurance and Revenue Officers (1228)
The following characteristics concern the occupation of
Customs Officers and Inspectors (1228.3)
Customs officers and inspectors administer and enforce laws and regulations related to customs.
Note: The codes in brackets and under the Aptitudes heading are for career development specialists. Under the Interests heading, the code is in upper or lower case letters depending on the degree of importance.
Methodical persons like to have clear rules and organized methods to guide their activities. They prefer working under the direction or supervision of others according to given instructions, or to be guided by established policies and procedures. Methodical persons like to work on one thing until it is completed. They enjoy following a set routine and prefer work that is free from the unexpected.
Directive persons like to take charge and control situations. They like to take responsibility for projects that require planning, decision making and co-ordinating the work of others. They are able to give direction and instructions easily. They enjoy organizing their own activities. They see themselves as independent and self-directing.
Objective persons enjoy working with tools, equipment, instruments and machinery. They like to repair and/or fabricate things from various materials according to specifications and using established techniques. Objective persons are interested in finding out how things operate and how they are built.
Near vision (V2)
Work activities are performed near the worker. The scope of the visual field is broader than in Close visual acuity (1).
Not relevant (C0)
Colour discrimination is not relevant in the performance of the work.
Verbal interaction (H2)
Work activities involve communication with colleagues, clients and/or the public on a regular basis.
Sitting, standing, walking (B3)
This level involves work activities in combinations and varying degrees of Sitting (1) and Standing and/or walking (2).
Upper limb co-ordination (L1)
Work activities involve co-ordination of upper limbs.
Work activities involve handling loads up to 5 kg.
Examining and evaluating data; frequently presenting alternative action in relation to the evaluation.
Speaking - Signalling (P6)
Talking with and/or signalling people to convey or exchange information; giving assignments and/or directions to helpers.
Using the body, hand tools and/or special devices to work, move or carry objects or materials. The attainment of standards or the selection of appropriate tool, object or material is not significant.
Regulated inside climate (L1)
A normal controlled environment such as an office, hospital or school.
An outdoor work environment where the worker is exposed to variations in weather conditions and seasonal weather patterns.