84-Government licensing officials
Government licensing officials
Examine, evaluate, monitor, investigate and report eligibility for, conformity with, or liability under licenses or permits.
Government licensing officials examine applications for licences to export or import goods, set up businesses, build houses or other structures, or to obtain passports, determine eligibility of applications for issuing licences or passports, and identify specific conditions or restrictions to be attached to licences issued, referring exceptional or important cases to Senior government officials or Managers. It includes assessing, advising, administering, supervising, reviewing or performing inspections, investigations, or compliance work primarily concerned with determining conformance with laws and regulations. May also conduct oral, written, visual, or performance testing and produce detailed technical compliance reports.
Job activities and tasks include:
- advising individuals on government laws and regulations concerning the type of licence required and the conditions attached to such licences, and on the public?s rights and obligations
- examining applications and relevant documents and determining whether a licence can be granted and the conditions which should be attached
- examining applications and approving the issue of passports
- performing related administrative tasks to process applications, document activities, evaluations and determinations, and to prepare correspondence to inform applicants of licensing decisions
- administering and evaluating/scoring tests required to license applicants
- conducting audits/inspections and complaints procedures on licensed applicants
- administering complaints and non-compliance notices for action or legal processing
- producing non-compliance reports as a result of investigations/audits/inspections for follow up legal action
- may be required to give evidence in a prosecution case(s)
Higher specialized knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
Regulatory and compliance processes, procedures and investigation environment. Usually work regular business hours, but may need to work evenings and weekends or be on call work. May need to visit sites and conduct investigations, inspections or examinations to affirm compliance with governing laws and regulations or otherwise relating to licensing or certifying physical assets/products, materials, resources, substances, individuals or other mediums. May be confronted by individuals disgruntled with decisions and respond effectively and calmly in difficult and sensitive situation. May also, travel overseas to work or to attend conferences and seminars.
Diploma in compliance and audit or related field of work, higher qualification or equivalent.
3 years and above.
Department of Economic Development - Dubai/Abu Dhabi/Sharjah, Abu Dhabi/ Dubai Chambers of Commerce, Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) Dubai, Commission of Academic Accreditation (CAA), Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical Education and Training, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTC), Regulatory Supervisory Board (RSB)
Higher than the industry average
Examples of job titles:
Licensing officer - Passport officer (issuing) - Building permit (licensing) officer - Business permit (licensing) officer
Examples of some related occupations:
Business compliance officer - Building inspectors - Electrical inspector - Fire inspectors - Transportation services representative (TSR), examiner