Human Resources and Security Specialists should use this tool to determine the correct investigation level for any covered position within the U.S. Federal Government.
(for positions at GS-4 and above): Experience must have been in a specific branch of the physical sciences such as physics, chemistry, geology, or metallurgy, or mathematics.
Successful completion of 1 year of study that included at least 6 semester hours of courses in the physical sciences or mathematics.
Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in the physical sciences or mathematics.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree that included major study or at least 24 semester hours in the physical sciences or mathematics.
Use the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Technical and Medical Support Positions for this series in conjunction with the Individual Occupational Requirements described below.