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Education and Experience Requirements

The following table shows the amounts of education and/or experience required to qualify for Industrial Property Management positions. Click here for information on how experience and education may be combined.


Education OR Experience








4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university with major study in business administration, accounting, law, marketing, statistics, production management, industrial management, or other fields related to the position.

3 years, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least GS-4



1 full year of graduate level education in an accredited college or university or superior academic achievement


1 year equivalent to at least GS-5


master's or equivalent graduate degree

or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree

or LL.B. or J.D., if related


1 year equivalent to at least GS-7


Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

Or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree

Or LL.M., if related


1 year equivalent to at least GS-9

GS-12 and above



1 year equivalent to at least next lower grade level

Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.


Undergraduate Education: One year of full-time undergraduate study is defined as 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours in an accredited college or university.

Graduate Education: Education at the graduate level in an accredited college or university in the amounts shown in the table meets the requirements for positions at GS-7 through GS-11. Such education must demonstrate 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 information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1-year of full-time study requirement.

Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.

General Experience: general experience is 3 years of progressively responsible experience, 1 year of which was equivalent to at least GS-4, that provided an understanding of general business and/or industrial practices, and that demonstrated the ability to deal satisfactorily with others. Such experience may have been gained in purchasing (contracting), accounting/auditing, logistics, maintenance, production (manufacturing), property utilization, marketing, industrial planning, storage or supply management, legal, financial, engineering, quality assurance, inventory control, data processing,

inspection of material, or similar activities. Journey level experience in a trade or craft that provided knowledge of industrial operations and practices related to control of property is also qualifying. Successful completion of a formal training program in fields related to the position to be filled may also provide evidence of the required knowledge and skills.

Specialized Experience: Experience that demonstrated:

  • Skill in developing, implementing, administering, evaluating, monitoring, or coordinating programs, policies, regulations, and procedures concerned with the management, control, utilization, or disposition of personal or industrial property;
  • Knowledge of the values and uses of property items, merchandising methods, marketing techniques and outlets, or general trade practices related to the disposition of property; and/or the ability to understand and evaluate business practices relating to the acquisition, control, use, consumption, maintenance, and preservation of property;
  • Working knowledge of equipment, machinery, tools, materials, or other items of personal or real property;
  • Knowledge of government sales policies, regulations, and methods; and
  • Knowledge of contract provisions, and ability to interpret and apply contract clauses and government procurement regulations

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