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Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- navigation, mathematics, physics, astronomy, geography, meteorology, engineering, cartography, or other subjects related to aeronautical or marine navigation and operations.
Graduation from the United States Naval, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Merchant Marine academies, or from one of the State maritime academies meets the undergraduate education requirements.
Successful completion of a course of flying or air navigation at one of the U.S. Government (Air Force, Navy, etc.) aeronautical or aviation training schools may be credited at the rate of 1 year of full-time training for 9 months of general experience.
Any time-equivalent combination of the above.
General Experience (for GS-5 positions): Experience that demonstrated a knowledge of the various types of work in the field of aeronautical or marine operations. General experience in one option, i.e., aeronautical or marine, qualifies for the general experience required in the other option. Examples of qualifying experience include:
Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Civilian or military experience in the field (aeronautical or marine) of the position for which application is made. Such experience must have involved the acquisition, collection, selection, analysis, evaluation, and preparation of reliable marine or aeronautical information on navigation and related operations, including publications related to navigation.
Over 800 hours of flying time qualify for GS-7 aeronautical positions based on flight experience alone; no additional credit is given for more than 800 hours.
Use the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Professional and Scientific Positions for this series in conjunction with the Individual Occupational Requirements described below.