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Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- labor relations, industrial relations, personnel administration, business administration, economics, labor economics, labor law, political science, accounting, or law; or other education that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in these subjects.
General Experience (for GS-5 positions): Experience that provided evidence of the ability to meet and deal objectively and effectively with people (e.g., as a counselor, personnel investigator, credit rating investigator); to survey organizations and analyze management methods and practices (e.g., as a management analyst); or to collect, assemble, and analyze pertinent facts and to write reports on findings (e.g., as in investigative or research type of work).
Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Experience that demonstrated objectivity, persuasive-ness, and discretion. The experience should also show ability -- potential for the lower grade positions, demonstrated for the higher grade positions -- to:
In addition, for examiner positions at grades GS-9 and above, the experience must show that the applicant has gained familiarity with:
Specialized experience may have been gained in the following types of work:
For positions at grades GS-11 and above, the applicant must have specialized experience in (3) or (4) above.
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Use the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative and Management Positions for this series in conjunction with the Individual Occupational Requirements described below.