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Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

Cartographic Technician Series, 1371

Individual Occupational Requirements

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

Experience in cartography or in a related field such as photogrammetry or geodesy, where the work required similar knowledge and skills.

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Education and Training:

For GS-3:

Successful completion of l year of study that included at least 6 semester hours in courses such as cartography, relevant mathematical and statistical sciences, or related sciences, e.g., physical geography or geodesy. Not more than 3 of the 6 semester hours should have been in mathematics or statistics.

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. Not more than 6 of the 12 semester hours should have been in mathematics or statistics.

For GS-5:

Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree that included at least 18 semester hours in courses such as those shown above for GS-3. Examples of acceptable courses include cartography, astronomy, geodesy, photogrammetry, oceanography, computer science, land surveying, geophysics, remote sensing, algebra, trigonometry, and calculus. Not more than 9 of the 18 semester hours should have been in mathematics or statistics.

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