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Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

Photography Series, 1060

Individual Occupational Requirements

Education and Experience Requirements

The following table shows the amounts of education and/or experience required to qualify for positions covered by this standard.

Requirements
GRADEEXPERIENCEEDUCATION
GeneralSpecialized
GS-4 2 years None 2 years above high school with 6 semester hours of related courses
GS-5 3 years, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least GS-4 None 4 years above high school leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or 24 semester hours of course work in a related field
GS-6 and above None 1 year equivalent to at least next lower grade level in normal line of progression None

Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.

Experience

General Experience (for positions at GS-5 and below): Experience in operating camera and/or processing equipment. Such experience may have been gained in (1) operating still cameras, copy cameras, motion picture cameras, video camcorders, or other types of camera equipment that involved arranging lighting and composition, (2) developing and printing film or negatives, or (3) a combination of both.

Specialized Experience (for positions at GS-6 and above): Experience in operating standard and specialized camera and film processing equipment related to the position to be filled. Knowledge of the subject-matter being photographed may also be required for some positions. For positions that require a high degree of artistic or creative ability, samples of work or other suitable evidence of technical competence may be required. Unpaid experience that is pertinent should be credited based upon its relevance to the work of the particular position to be filled.

OR

Education

Education (for positions at GS-5 and below): Major study -- photography, or other fields related to the position.

Training in photography at a vocational school or technical institute above the high school level is creditable as general experience on a month-for-month basis.

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