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Plant Protection and Quarantine Series, 436

The text below is extracted verbatim from Section IV-B of the Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions (p.IV-B-62), but contains minor edits to conform to web-page requirements.

Individual Occupational Requirements

Basic Requirements

  1. Degree: major in biological science, agriculture, or a closely related field appropriate to the position that included at least 20 semester hours in such course work as agronomy, cell biology, botany, entomology, forestry, horticulture, mycology, nematology, plant pathology, soil science, or other closely related courses.

    OR

  2. Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in biological science, agriculture, or a closely related field, including at least 20 semester hours of course work as described in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
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