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Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

Agricultural Commodity Aid Series, 1981

Individual Occupational Requirements

Specialized Experience

(for positions at GS-4 and above): Experience that provided a broad knowledge of industrial methods, procedures, materials, machinery, or facilities used in a production, processing, or transportation-related operations. This experience must have provided a base of knowledge for the on-the-job development of skills in applying the specific sampling and inspecting techniques and for learning a variety of procedures, practices, and safety requirements involved in handling, storing, and transporting the applicable commodity (e,g., grain and grain products or fruit and vegetable products).

Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:

  • Industrial activities such as quality control, inspection, production, storage, and transportation that demonstrated a knowledge of the flow of work or a knowledge of the relationships of various functions in the facility.
  • Aiding in the inspection of the applicable commodity.
  • Food products laboratory or quality control work.
  • Experience that shows knowledge of the industry procedures within the applicable commodity, e.g., grain weighing and handling procedures for Grain Commodity positions, or food processing operations in a modern establishment for Fruit and Vegetable Commodity positions.

or

Education and Training:

For GS-3: Successful completion of 1 academic year of study above high school.

For GS-4: Successful completion of 2 academic years of study above high school.

For GS-5: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree.

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