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Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

Irrigation System Operation Series, 0459

Individual Occupational Requirements

Specialized Experience (for positions at GS-4 and above)

Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:

  • Farming or ranching work that provided knowledge of soil and water conservation practices and irrigation procedures used in the geographical area for which application is made.
  • Construction, maintenance, or operating work that provided a knowledge of the control, regulation, distribution, and measurement of water.
  • Controlling, clearing, repairing, and maintaining irrigation ditches, canals, and equipment; or soil conservation or engineering technician work where the duties provided a knowledge of irrigation procedures.

OR

Education and Training

For GS-3: Successful completion of l year of study that included at least one course in subjects such as civil engineering, agriculture, soil management or conservation, physical science, mathe-matics, or range management or conservation.

For GS-4: Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as those shown above for GS-3.

For GS-5: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as those shown above for GS-3.

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