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Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

Equipment Services Series, 1670

Individual Occupational Requirements

Education

Undergraduate Education: Major study -- any field of study in an accredited college or university.

Graduate Education:Major study -- fields related to the position to be filled.

or

Experience

General Experience (for GS-5 positions): Experience that provided a knowledge of the characteristics, uses, and properties of equipment. This experience may have been gained in trades or crafts, engineering technician, production control, inspection, or other work related to the specialization of the position to be filled.

Technical school may be credited as general experience in accordance with the following criteria:

  • Full-time resident study in a technical institute above the high school or trade school level on a month-for-month basis.
  • Completion of a full 4-year curriculum in a technical or vocational high school for up to 6 months of general experience.
  • Completion of a resident trade school course of at least 1 year in the manufacture, repair, or maintenance of equipment for up to 1 year of general experience.

Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:

  • Working as a skilled mechanic or maintenance worker, sales or service engineer, or planner or estimator in a technical group dealing with manufacture, utilization, repair, or operation of equipment.
  • Reviewing and applying technical specifications and requirements.
  • Analyzing equipment and forecasting spare parts requirements.
  • Reading and interpreting engineering change orders, equipment requisitions, shop orders, and work orders.
  • Analyzing contract specifications and examining pertinent equipment to determine if specifications are met.
  • Analyzing or supervising maintenance, repair, or production operations to determine methods of improvement.
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