Main Topic: Physical Geography
Secondary Topic: Places and Regions
Overview: The Field Investigator (FI) directly supports national security and suitability investigations, focusing on performing background investigations on behalf of government clients. Investigators will conduct interviews, retrieve records, conduct research, and prepare reports of investigations in compliance with federal standards, all laws, and other required federal agency regulations. Investigators type comprehensive reports summarizing facts obtained from these field source interviews and record information and submit for quality review and completeness. Casework is performed throughout the geographic area of responsibility with travel to various places of employment, residence, and education institutions. Travel to other geographic locations (by car or by plane) may also be required as needed.
Geographers at work: Physical Geographers, Human Geographers
Recommended College Courses: Physical Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Environmental Management, Human Geography Regional Geography, Cultural Geography
Skills: Regional Geography, Cultural Geography, Physical/Human Geography
Written by Christopher Hinojosa