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Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

Cryptanalysis Series, 1541

Individual Occupational Requirements

Specialized Experience

(for positions at GS-4 and above): Experience must have been in a specific branch of the physical sciences such as physics, chemistry, geology, or metallurgy, or mathematics.

or

Education and Training

For GS-3:

Successful completion of 1 year of study that included at least 6 semester hours of courses in the physical sciences or mathematics.

For GS-4:

Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in the physical sciences or mathematics.

For GS-5:

Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree that included major study or at least 24 semester hours in the physical sciences or mathematics.

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