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Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

Geodetic Technician Series, 1374

Individual Occupational Requirements

Specialized Experience

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

  • Experience acquired in connection with the planning of horizontal and vertical control networks.

  • The computation of geographic positions, grid coordinates, elevations, or the elements of map projections, or the preparation of technical reports and diagrams showing the status of geodetic survey projects.

  • The evaluation of control networks.

Experience in field survey work, such as the making of accurate measurements and the field computations required for the establishment of third-order (or higher order) horizontal and vertical control to extend or supplement a national control network, may be considered as specialized experience and be credited on a year-for-year basis.


Education and Training:

For GS-3:

Successful completion of l year of study that included at least 6 semester hours of courses such as geodesy, geography, cartography, physical science, engineering science, forest mensuration, surveying, or any branch of mathematics except financial or commercial mathematics.

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 (a) major study in geodesy or civil engineering, or (b) with at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as those shown above for GS-3.

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