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Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

Agricultural Warehouse Inspection Series, 1850

Individual Occupational Requirements

Education

Undergraduate and Graduate Education: that included at least 24 semester hours in marketing, economics, business administration, agriculture, accounting, engineering, commerce, transportation, or related courses.

or

Experience

General Experience (for GS-5 positions): Experience that provided a general knowledge of the production, marketing, or storage of agricultural commodities.

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

  • Manager or supervisory official of a storage facility for agricultural commodities. The experience must have included responsibility for the receipt, care, and delivery of agricultural commodities and the issuance of warehouse receipts.
  • Federal or State warehouse examiner responsible for examining storage facilities for agricultural commodities.
  • Auditor, accountant, or bookkeeper employed in a storage facility for agricultural commodities.
  • Agricultural employee involved in commodity loan inspections, farm storage facility inspections, and the inspection and verification of warehouse records.
  • Work as a licensee under the U.S. Grain Standards Act, in the inspection of grain for condition and grade in accordance with official standards of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Driver's License

Applicants are required to have, or must obtain before appointment, an automobile driver's license currently valid in the State in which they are domiciled or principally employed.

Medical Requirements

Before appointment a medical examination will be made by a licensed physician. Applicants must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of the position for which application is made. Good distant vision in one eye and ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters are required, corrective lenses permitted. Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid, is required. Any condition that would cause the applicant to be a hazard to himself/herself or to others will disqualify for appointment. Applicants must possess emotional and mental stability.

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