Education (for GS-5 positions): A full 4-year course of study that meets all the requirements for a bachelor's degree, and that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in a science or any combination of sciences directly related to environmental health (such as sanitary science, public health, chemistry, microbiology, or any appropriate agricultural, biological, or physical science).
(for GS-5 positions): Four years of experience in inspectional, investigational, technical support, or other responsible work that provided a knowledge and a fundamental understanding of, and the ability to use, environmental health principles, methods, and techniques equivalent to that which would have been gained through a 4-year college curriculum.
A combination of education and experience as described above.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants for positions at grades GS-7 and above must have the amounts of education and/or experience required for the grade level as shown in the following table.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.
Examples of qualifying education related to environmental health include study in such fields as sanitary science, public health, chemistry, microbiology, or agricultural, biological, or physical sciences appropriate to the position to be filled.
Qualifying specialized experience is experience in developing, evaluating, and advising on programs designed to prevent and eliminate environmental health hazards. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include analyzing substances to determine contamination or the presence of disease, or resolving environmental health problems through collection, tabulation, and evaluation of environmental sanitation data and development and implementation of plans to eliminate or control environmental health hazards.
There is no Group Coverage Qualification Standard for this series. Use the Individual Occupational Requirements described below.