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Sports Specialist Series, 0030

Individual Occupational Requirements


Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- physical education.



General Experience (for GS-5 positions): Experience that provided a knowledge of the physical and psychological factors in individual and team sports, and the nature, purposes, and organization of recreational or competitive individual and team sports. Examples of qualifying general experience include:

  • Physical education specialist.
  • Athletic director, administrator, or coach in an educational, community, or industrial sports program.
  • Umpire, official, or manager of individual or team sports competitions.

Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Experience that demonstrated the ability to:

  • Plan, supervise, administer, or carry out a sports program that includes a variety of individual and team sports; and
  • Guide participants in developing the skills needed for participation in sports activities and to teach the techniques of various sports.

Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:

  • Managing or administering a sports program in a community, industrial activity, or secondary school or college.
  • Planning, teaching, or evaluating a physical education curriculum for secondary or higher academic levels.
  • Managing, umpiring, or officiating at amateur or professional athletic events, competitions, or games.
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