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Policy, Data, Oversight Classification & Qualifications

Motor Carrier Safety Series, 2123

Individual Occupational Requirements


Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study -- accounting, business administration, business or commercial law, commerce, economics, engineering, finance, industrial management, statistics, traffic management, transportation, motor mechanics, or other fields related to the position.



General Experience (for GS-5 positions): Experience that provided a general knowledge of business, commerce, data processing, transportation, or other related fields.

Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5):

Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:

  • Federal or State regulatory agency or private enterprise work as an investigator, safety or compliance inspector, or safety specialist that required a working knowledge of motor carrier safety regulations and procedures; or that involved compliance enforcement, accident investigation; or related duties.
  • Trucking association, motor carrier, national employee union, or similar work that required substantial knowledge of the Federal or State motor carrier safety and hazardous materials programs (i.e., laws, regulations, standards, policies, and practices), and that involved developing or providing technical guidance to carriers covering such areas as equipment standards, safe operating practices, driver qualifications and hours of work, procedures for handling hazardous materials, loss prevention techniques, or procedures for maintaining compliance with Federal or State motor carrier safety regulations.
  • Collecting, analyzing, and evaluating a complex body of data pertaining to motor carrier investigations, compliance reviews, business operations of companies, transportation industry, or other related subjects, using personal computers or other means, resolving conflicting data, and presenting concise written or oral reports of findings.
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