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Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- accounting, banking, business administration, commercial or banking law, economics, finance, marketing, or other fields related to the position. For Bank Examiner positions with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), this education must have included at least 24 semester hours in business administration, accounting, finance, marketing, economics, mathematics, or statistics with at least 6 semester hours in accounting.
General Experience (for GS-5 positions): Experience that provided a knowledge of accounting or auditing principles. Examples of qualifying general experience include:
Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:
A certificate as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) obtained through written examination in a State, territory, or the District of Columbia meets the GS-5 level requirements. Applicants with such certificates may also qualify for higher grade levels based on their education and/or experience.
Use the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative and Management Positions for this series in conjunction with the Individual Occupational Requirements described below.