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Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

General Mathematics and Statistics Series, 1501

Individual Occupational Requirements

Series definition:

This series covers positions that manage, supervise, lead, or perform scientific work of a mathematical, statistical, or actuarial nature. This series is applicable when the work of the position:

  • is covered by two or more professional series in the Mathematical Sciences Group, 1500, and no one professional series predominates; or
  • is not covered by any one professional series in the Mathematical Sciences Group, but is closely related to work in the Mathematical Sciences Group, 1500.

Note: This qualification standard applies to positions under the General Schedule (GS) pay system and other white collar non-GS pay plans.

Basic Requirements:

  1. Degree: Mathematics, statistics, or actuarial science. The degree must be in a major field of study (at least at the baccalaureate level) that is appropriate for the position.


  2. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major field of study as shown in paragraph A above, plus additional education or appropriate experience.
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