Click here to skip navigation
This website uses features which update page content based on user actions. If you are using assistive technology to view web content, please ensure your settings allow for the page content to update after initial load (this is sometimes called "forms mode"). Additionally, if you are using assistive technology and would like to be notified of items via alert boxes, please follow this link to enable alert boxes for your session profile.
An official website of the United States Government.
Skip Navigation

In This Section

Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

Irrigation System Operation Series, 0459

Individual Occupational Requirements

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

Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:

  • Farming or ranching work that provided knowledge of soil and water conservation practices and irrigation procedures used in the geographical area for which application is made.
  • Construction, maintenance, or operating work that provided a knowledge of the control, regulation, distribution, and measurement of water.
  • Controlling, clearing, repairing, and maintaining irrigation ditches, canals, and equipment; or soil conservation or engineering technician work where the duties provided a knowledge of irrigation procedures.

OR

Education and Training

For GS-3: Successful completion of l year of study that included at least one course in subjects such as civil engineering, agriculture, soil management or conservation, physical science, mathe-matics, or range management or conservation.

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

Control Panel