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Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

Podiatry Series, 0668

Individual Occupational Requirements

Basic Requirements

Education

Applicants must have a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree from a school of podiatric medicine accredited by the American Podiatric Medical Association’s Council on Podiatric Medical Education (APMA) at the time the degree was obtained.

Licensure

Applicants must have passed the National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners  (NBPME) or the American Podiatric Medical Licensing Examination (APMLE).  In addition, a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice podiatric medicine in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

Applicants who meet the basic requirements qualify for GS-11 grade level.

Experience

In addition to meeting the above education and licensure requirements, applicants must have one or more full years of experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, in the practice of podiatry in an office, clinic, or hospital. Qualifying experience may include:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of foot, ankle, and lower leg problems;
  • Setting fractures, prescribing physical therapy or drugs, or performing surgery on feet, ankles, or legs;
  • Treatment of Achilles tendinitis, ganglia of the feet, diabetic neuropathy, foot ulcers, gout, rheumatoid arthritis; stress fractures, or bacterial, viral, and fungal infections; and/or
  • Other experience necessary to perform the duties of the position. 

Additional Requirements for the GS-12 (or equivalent) Grade Level

In addition to the Basic Requirement for the GS-11 (or equivalent) level, applicants must complete one full year of professional podiatry experience that is equivalent to the GS-11 grade level.

Additional Requirement for the GS-13 (or equivalent) Grade Level

In addition to the Basic Requirements for the GS-12 (or equivalent) level, applicants must complete a residency program in podiatry experience that is equivalent to the next lower grade level.

Additional Requirements for the GS-14 and above Grade Levels

In addition to the Basic Requirements for the GS-13 (or equivalent) level, applicants must  complete one full year of professional podiatry experience that is equivalent to the next lower grade level.

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