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 that provided a broad knowledge of industrial methods, procedures, materials, machinery, or facilities used in a production, processing, or transportation-related operations. This experience must have provided a base of knowledge for the on-the-job development of skills in applying the specific sampling and inspecting techniques and for learning a variety of procedures, practices, and safety requirements involved in handling, storing, and transporting the applicable commodity (e,g., grain and grain products or fruit and vegetable products).
Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:
For GS-3: Successful completion of 1 academic year of study above high school.
For GS-4: Successful completion of 2 academic years of study above high school.
For GS-5: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree.
Use the Group Coverage Qualification Standard for Technical and Medical Support Positions for this series in conjunction with the Individual Occupational Requirements described below.