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EXPERIENCE: One year of work experience is twelve months working full-time (at least 35-40 hours per week). Part-time experience can be pro-rated (i.e., a year at 20 hours per week is credited as 6 months of experience). If your position consisted of mixed duties, experience credit is given for the percentage of time that you spent on qualifying duties (i.e., if you held a position for 2 years, full-time, consisting of 25% personnel work and 75% budget work, and then applied for a budget position you could calculate your experience as follows: 2 yrs = 24 months. 24 months x 75% [percentage of time spent on budget duties] = 18 months of qualifying experience.)

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION: A year of undergraduate education is 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours or the equivalent of college study. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university for which high school graduation or the equivalent was a prerequisite.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: In the absence of specific graduate program information, a year of graduate education is 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours of graduate level college course work, or the number of credit hours the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full time study. This education must have been obtained in an accredited college or university.

For GS-07:

Applicants must meet one of the following to qualify for the GS-07 level:

**One year of successfully completed graduate level education (18 semester hours, 27 quarter hours or the equivalent) in a field of study that provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position to be filled.

**OR one year of appropriate specialized experience in or related to the position to be filled that equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. To be creditable, the required specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-05 level in the Federal service.

Examples of GS-5 level experience may include: 1) performing a combination of tasks concerned with the receipt, storage, issue, and replenishment of a wide variety of supplies, forms, and publications. For example, examining items received; noting overages, shortages, damages incurred in shipping; inspecting storage areas and recommending replenishment of items; reviewing requisitions and revising quantities ordered based on number on hand; 2) maintaining property book of nonexpendable property; verifying accurate description and quantity of excess property; preparing transfer documents or complete declarations of excess property; 3) answering recurring inquiries from customers or others regarding the status of requisitions and delivery of material; 4) investigating and reconciling routine and recurring discrepancies relating to receipt/stock control and inventory adjustments. For examples 1-4, the work involved following established methods and procedures or detailed instructions; independently completing recurring assignments, but referring deviations, problems & unfamiliar situations to a designated person for decision or help.

**OR Superior Academic Achievement based on undergraduate study in any field. (CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SUPERIOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT).

**OR a combination of successfully completed graduate level education, as described above, and specialized experience, as described above. (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO COMBINE GRADUATE EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE)

For GS-09:

Applicants must meet one of the following to qualify for the GS-09 level:

**Master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 years of progressively higher-level graduate education (36 semester hours, 54 quarter hours or the equivalent) leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree in a field of study which provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position to be filled.

**OR one year of appropriate specialized experience in or related to the position to be filled that equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. To be creditable, the required specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service.

Examples of GS-07 level experience may include: 1) providing technical assistance related to supply functions (inventory, packaging, storing/distributing, or cataloging) for a large organization and its customers; 2) assisting higher level supply specialists in maintaining dollar value records and hand receipt accounts, conducting inventories, coordinating with other agencies to obtain supplies/services and determining future supply requirements for an organization. For examples 1-2, the work involved following established methods and procedures or detailed instructions; using some judgment in applying analytical techniques; independently completing recurring assignments, but referring deviations, problems & unfamiliar situations to a designated person for decision or help. This level of work required a general working knowledge of supply program principles and methods.

**OR a combination of successfully completed progressive graduate level education as described above that is beyond the first year of graduate study and specialized experience, as described above. (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO COMBINE GRADUATE EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE)

For GS-11:

Applicants must meet one of the following to qualify for the GS-11 level:

** Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 years of progressively higher-level graduate education (54 semester hours, 81 quarter hours or the equivalent) leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field of study which provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of the position to be filled.

**OR one year of specialized experience in or related to the position to be filled that equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. To be creditable, the required specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service.

Examples of GS-09 level experience may include: 1) independent responsibility for maintaining inventory control records in an automated system for parts needed in depot support and maintenance programs; 2) maintaining a segment of a cataloging data base at a central cataloging facility involving the records for a variety of electronic parts available for use in maintenance and repair operations; 3) providing supply support for the surgery and inpatient care departments in a hospital, ordering and stocking a variety of technical supplies ranging from common administrative and medical support materials through surgical instruments and support equipment; 4) planning, evaluating, and selecting appropriate storage sites and facilities for aircraft engines, explosives, electronic equipment, etc. For examples 1-4, the work involved planning and carrying out the required steps, handling deviations from established procedures, and resolving problems that arose in accordance with previous training and experience, established practices, or other appropriate controls. This level of work required a sound working knowledge of supply program principles and methods and the ability to independently perform moderately difficult and responsible supply work.

**OR A combination of successfully completed graduate level education as described above that is beyond the second year of progressive graduate study and specialized experience, as described above. (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO COMBINE GRADUATE EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE)

For GS-12:

Applicants must meet the following to qualify for the GS-12 level:

**One year of specialized experience in or related to the position to be filled that equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. To be creditable, the required specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service.

Examples of GS-11 level experience may include: 1) resolving issues & controlling actions in an inventory management function for a complete category of materials such as electronic parts, a major commodity such as computers or equipment for physical science laboratories; 2) providing options in study recommendations to allow for differing or conflicting program requirements; 3) developing and/or implementing procedures and practices to cover multiple supply objectives, including inventory management of a supply stock fund for expendable and non-expendable items; 4) serving on inter-agency or inter-organization committees to identify and resolve, or to assign responsibility for resolving supply issues. For examples 1-4, the work typically involved conventional methods & techniques though it required going beyond clear precedents, and required adapting methods to the problems at hand and interpreting findings in terms of their significance. This level of work required a very good knowledge of the principles and methods used in a particular supply specialty or program area, and the expertise to independently perform supply work of considerable difficulty and resolve most of the conflicts that arose.



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