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(for positions at GS-4 and above): Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:
Successful completion of l year of study that included at least 6 semester hours of courses in one or a combination of courses such as drafting, surveying, mathematics, physical science, industrial technology, industrial arts, or technical subjects pertinent to construction; or engineering technician work such as electricity, material testing, or engineering mechanics.
Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as those shown above for GS-3.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (a) with major study in an appropriate field of engineering, construction, or industrial technology; or (b) that included at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as those shown above for GS-3.
Use the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Technical and Medical Support Positions for this series in conjunction with the Individual Occupational Requirements described below.