The following table shows the amounts of education and/or experience required to qualify for positions covered by this standard.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.
General Experience (for positions at GS-5 and below): Experience in operating camera and/or processing equipment. Such experience may have been gained in (1) operating still cameras, copy cameras, motion picture cameras, video camcorders, or other types of camera equipment that involved arranging lighting and composition, (2) developing and printing film or negatives, or (3) a combination of both.
Specialized Experience (for positions at GS-6 and above): Experience in operating standard and specialized camera and film processing equipment related to the position to be filled. Knowledge of the subject-matter being photographed may also be required for some positions. For positions that require a high degree of artistic or creative ability, samples of work or other suitable evidence of technical competence may be required. Unpaid experience that is pertinent should be credited based upon its relevance to the work of the particular position to be filled.
Education (for positions at GS-5 and below): Major study -- photography, or other fields related to the position.
Training in photography at a vocational school or technical institute above the high school level is creditable as general experience on a month-for-month basis.
There is no Group Coverage Qualification Standard for this series. Use the Individual Occupational Requirements described below.