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Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

Printing Services Series, 1654

Individual Occupational Requirements


Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- journalism, business administration, English composition, commerce, accounting, printing or printing engineering, graphic or commercial art, industrial engineering, or economics.



General Experience (for GS-5 positions): Experience that provided a knowledge of printing equipment, methods of production, and sources of printing.

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

  • Determining specifications for the printing of manuscript, i.e., selection of typography, layout, composition, format, paper stock, and other printer's instructions.
  • Negotiating or administering contracts for procurement of manuscript and illustrations, printing, binding and allied services, or printing stocks (paper, inks, etc.).
  • Managing a printing plant that produces printing either for the government or private industry customers.
  • Performing production control work in a large printing plant.
  • Serving as a sales representative for a wide variety of printing equipment.
  • Analyzing the price and cost of preparation and production of printing.
  • Planning, estimating, and scheduling printing on a full-time basis for a variety of publications.
  • Performing substantive administrative support or policy functions directly related to publishing and printing program management or operations.
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