For positions at GS-4 and above: Qualifying specialized experience must have demonstrated a knowledge of basic equipment used in respiratory therapy and included duties such as:
Examples of qualifying experience include work as a practical nurse, nursing assistant, medical machine aid, medical technician, or respiratory therapy aid if the above duties were performed.
For GS-4: Successful completion of a 2-year accredited course of study leading to an associate's degree in respiratory therapy.
For GS-5: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in respiratory therapy.
Use the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Technical and Medical Support Positions for this series in conjunction with the Individual Occupational Requirements described below.