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Psychology Aid and Technician Series, 0181

Individual Occupational Requirements

Specialized Experience (for positions at GS-4 and above)

Experience that involved the observation of and assistance in the application of techniques relating to behavior, capacities, traits, interests, and activities of either humans or, under laboratory conditions, animals. Experience may have been gained in connection with a program of research or direct services in psychology that gave a practical understanding of some of the principles, methods, and techniques of psychology needed to assist professional psychologists.


Education and Training

For GS-3: Successful completion of l year of study that included at least 6 semester hours in courses such as psychology, statistics, or other directly related subjects.

For GS-4: Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in subjects as shown above for GS-3.

For GS-5: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of subjects as shown above for GS-3.

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