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Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

Traffic Management Series, 2130

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 and under-standing of traffic or transportation programs or operations.

Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:

  • Managing or participating in managing a transportation or traffic program involving (1) operating a transport or traffic system to move passengers or commodities of an organization when there is accountability for operating costs, (2) operating a transportation system to provide common carrier types of services to shippers, and (3) procuring common or other carriers and other transportation services to move an organization's personnel, freight, and/or other commodities.
  • Conducting or participating in conducting surveys and studies of the traffic management function, operating methods, procedures, and performance.
  • Making presentations on traffic matters before Federal, State, or local regulatory bodies.
  • Performing loss and damage prevention work when this included responsibilities such as policy and procedures formulation and studies of traffic operations and services.
  • Negotiating with carriers and/or regulatory bodies on questions of rates, transit privileges and charges, special services and charges thereof, and classification of commodities.
  • Providing advisory service involving commodity analysis from the transportation standpoint.



Possession of a certificate as Certified Member, American Society of Transportation and Logistics meets the requirements for GS-5. Persons with such certificates may also qualify for higher grade levels based on their education and/or experience.

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