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Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

Animal Health Technician Series, 0704

Individual Occupational Requirements

Specialized Experience

(for positions at GS-4 and above): Examples of qualifying specialized experience include work:

  • As a laborer, manager, or owner of a livestock ranch or farm involving direct work with livestock.
  • With livestock in a feed lot.
  • As a Livestock Market Inspector.
  • As an Animal Welfare Inspector.
  • As an assistant to a veterinarian who works with livestock.

OR

Education and Training:

For GS-3:

Successful completion of l year of study that included at least 6 semester hours of courses in zoology, biology, chemistry, or agricultural subjects.

For GS-4:

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

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