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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.
The following table shows the amounts of education and/or experience required to qualify for positions covered by this standard.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for positions at the GS-5 level only.
Experience that provided:
Qualifying general experience may have been gained in work such as:
Major study -- engineering, electronics, physics, occupational or industrial safety, or other fields related to the position.Education is not creditable for positions above the GS-5 level. The superior academic achievement provision is not applicable to positions in this series.
For GS-7: Experience that demonstrated:
In addition, applicants for inspector and specialist positions must demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities for the specialization for which application is made to the degree required by the position. Only those elements required by the position to be filled, as identified below, will be used in evaluating candidates' specialized experience.
Qualifying specialized experience may have been demonstrated in work such as:
Applicants may be required to demonstrate in a pre-employment interview that they possess the personal characteristics necessary for Railroad Safety work.
Incumbents of positions in this series must possess and maintain a valid State motor vehicle operator's permit while they are employed in order to perform the duties of the positions.
There is no Group Coverage Qualification Standard for this series. Use the Individual Occupational Requirements described below.