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Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- business administration, industrial management, engineering, applied sciences, or other fields related to the position.
General Experience (for GS-5 positions): Experience in administrative, technical, or trades work that provided (1) a general understanding of industrial production operations, (2) ability to express clearly, orally or in writing, ideas and information concerning technical subjects, (3) skill in personal contacts that involved coordinating assignments with other interested persons and activities, furnishing information and assistance, and (4) ability to analyze the effectiveness of production practices.
Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Experience that demonstrated a practical knowledge of the methods, materials, machinery, and facilities used in industrial production operations (which may include exploration, extraction, refining, manufacturing, or processing). This knowledge may have been gained in work such as:
Management or supervision of production operations.
Industrial planning, industrial engineering, or plant engineering, involving determination of facilities and layout.
Process or methods development involving production practices associated with chemical, mechanical, electronic, textile, or food industries.
Development of specifications to define product requirements.
Sales engineering or buying that required a comprehensive knowledge of production operations.
Planning and administering industrial quality control and inspection systems and programs.
Comprehensive survey and analysis of industrial operations, organization, capacity, etc.
Interpreting and applying contract clauses and government acquisition regulations.
Development of plans to determine material requirements and/or schedules for production management.
Use the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Administrative and Management Positions for this series in conjunction with the Individual Occupational Requirements described below.