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Qualifying experience and training may have been acquired in automotive, electronic, furniture, garment, or woodworking shops or factories, in a hospital or clinical setting, or in the Armed Forces as a medic or mechanic. All applicants must have the ability to:
For GS-3: Applicants must have 1 year of experience that provided (1) knowledge of or skill in the use of hand or power tools, or of wood, plastics, metal, leather, or other materials used in orthotic or prosthetic devices; or (2) a practical knowledge of the medical environment and procedures related to the care of patients through work such as a nursing assistant, therapy assistant, or medical aid.
For GS-4: Applicants must have 1 year of experience that provided familiarity with orthotic or prosthetic work, or skill and knowledge in the use of hand and power tools in working with materials used in orthotic or prosthetic devices.
For GS-5 and above: Applicants must have 1 year of experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level that provided a solid background of:
For GS-3: Successful completion of 1 academic year of post-high school study that included a course appropriate to the work such as orthotics, prosthetics, anatomy, psychology, nursing, biology, medical terminology, handicrafts, physical education, or industrial arts education.
For GS-4: Successful completion of 2 academic years of post-high school study that included courses as described above for GS-3.
Successful completion of apprenticeship training in such trades and crafts as plastics and sheet metal work, machinist, patternmaker, or similar trades and crafts that provided knowledge of the practices, procedures, techniques, and use of the equipment and tools meets the educational requirements on a year-for-year basis up through GS-4.
For GS-5: A full 4-year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree with major study in prosthetics and orthotics.
For GS-6: A full 4-year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree with major study in prosthetics and orthotics, and subsequent successful completion of the clinical affiliation training prescribed by the school to assure professional competence to practice the occupation.
A successfully completed Orthotist-Prosthetist apprenticeship in a facility approved by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc. meets in full the requirements for grade GS-6 positions.
Refer to Section V of this Manual for information about test requirements.
There is no Group Coverage Qualification Standard for this series. Use the Individual Occupational Requirements described below.