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Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

Crop Insurance Underwriting Series, 1162

Individual Occupational Requirements

Education

Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- agronomy, soil sciences, agricultural economics, agricultural management, horticulture, or other closely related fields of agriculture that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours of agriculture-related course work.

or

Experience

General Experience (for GS-5 positions): Experience that provided a knowledge of crops, soils, topography, pesticides, herbicides, farming practices and techniques, farm management, agricultural marketing practices, and other agriculture-related principles, methods, and practices.

Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Experience that demonstrated a thorough understanding of the agricultural concepts, principles, and practices underlying crop insurance underwriting and how the principles are applied in farm production and farm management. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:

  • Work that required the use of techniques, principles, and methods from a variety of agricultural fields.

  • Management of an insurance program, such as a Federal crop insurance program, or comparable non-Federal crop insurance program.

  • Actuarial work related to crop insurance programs.

  • Work in specialized fields such as soil science, agronomy, agricultural science, agricultural economics, agricultural management, or other agriculture-related work.

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