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GS-601

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Basic Requirements for All Grades, GS-5 and above

Degree: Degree with major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.

Additional Experience and Education Requirements for GS-7 and Above

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education in the amounts shown in the table below.

 

Grade/Positions

Education

OR Specialized Experience

GS-7

1 year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement

1 year equivalent to at least GS-5

GS-9

2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or master’s or equivalent graduate degree

1 year equivalent to at least GS-7

GS-11

3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.S. or equivalent doctoral degree

1 year equivalent to at least GS-9

GS-12 and above

 

1 year equivalent to at least the next lower grade level

NOTE: Education and experience may be combined for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.

 

 

Graduate Education: Completion of graduate level education in the amounts shown in the table, in addition to meeting the basic requirements, is qualifying for positions at grades GS-7 through GS-11, if it provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that number cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered an academic year of graduate study. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.

Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Evaluation of Experience for Grants Administration Positions: For positions at grades GS-12 and above involved in professional work in grants administration, qualifying experience is considered to be experience in grants administration in areas of science similar or related to the work of the position for which application is made, provided such experience involved professional judgment of a kind and level of difficulty and responsibility essential to successful performance in the position to be filled.

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