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Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study in one or a combination of the following fields -- finance, banking, business administration, economics, mathematics, accounting or auditing, pension plan administration, law, industrial relations, public administration, or other related fields.
General Experience (for GS-5 positions): Experience in the analysis, interpretation, or application of Federal laws, regulations, or policies; or work that provided a knowledge of the functions of the position to be filled. Such experience must have demonstrated the ability to:
Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Progressively responsible experience that demonstrated the ability to perform work in the field of pension and welfare plans. Such experience may have been gained in (1) management, administration, development, analysis, audit, financial management, or tterminationof such plans or their funds; or (2) in closely related work such as taxation, securities, and investments.
Specialized experience may have been gained in government, a welfare and pension plan administration or consulting firm, law firm, actuarial or accounting firm, labor union, welfare and pension association or research service, banking trust department, or investment firm. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:
Use the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative and Management Positions for this series in conjunction with the Individual Occupational Requirements described below.