General Experience (for GS-5 positions): Three years of general experience (1) as a teacher of art or sculpture at the high school level or above; (2) as a sculptor whose experience demonstrated the knowledge and ability required to sculpture the various portions of the human anatomy, involved preparation of negative and positive molds, and casts, and provided a knowledge of fabrication in plastics; (3) as a portrait artist whose experience demonstrated the ability to reproduce human likenesses in various color media, such as oil paints, water colors, sepia, etc., and a knowledge of color composition and blending; (4) as a medical illustrator whose experience included making illustrations in monochrome and full color, and preparing moulages, and provided a knowledge of fabrication in plastics; (5) as a commercial artist, color designer, illustrator or graphic artist, scenic artist or one doing similar work of an artistic or illustrative nature where good knowledge of color composition, blending and design was required; or (6) as a dental laboratory technician whose experience involved the design and fabrication of dental appliances, and provided a knowledge of and ability to use modern materials and techniques.
Education (for GS-5 positions): Four years of successfully completed study leading to a bachelor's degree, provided the study included an average of at least 9 semester hours per school year in one or a combination of the following subjects: art sculpture, medical illustration, commercial art, anatomy, or mechanical dentistry.
Specialized Experience (for positions at GS-6 and above): One year of progressively responsible, technical experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. It must have included experience (1) in the design, fabrication, and fitting of plastic artificial eyes, ear inserts or facial and body restorations, or (2) in the performance of experimental and developmental work on cosmetic restorative devices, processes or techniques. For positions in specialized options, the experience must have been in the work and techniques of the option for which application is made.
The duties of most positions require the ability to distinguish either basic or shades of colors; however, there may be a few positions that do not require this ability, and applicants with defective color vision may receive consideration for such positions.
There is no Group Coverage Qualification Standard for this series. Use the Individual Occupational Requirements described below.