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Training Instructor, GS-1712

Education and Experience Requirements

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

Grade

Education OR Experience

 

 

General

 

Specialized

 

GS-5

4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a subject area related to the position to be filled

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

None

GS-7

1 full year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement

None

1 year equivalent to at least GS-5

GS-9

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

None

1 year equivalent to at least GS-7

GS-11

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

None

1 year equivalent to at least GS-9

GS-12 and above

None

None

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 evidence of the ability to instruct students in the use of equipment, principles, or practices of the subject or occupation. This experience may have been gained as a teacher or instructor; in on-the-job supervision or instruction of subordinates or fellow workers; or in work involving application of the principles, practices, and techniques of the occupation or subject-matter field of the position to be filled.

Specialized Experience: Experience that demonstrated a practical knowledge of the subject area of the position and of the methods and techniques of instruction. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:

  • Teaching or instructing in an adult education program, secondary school, college, military installation, or industrial establishment in the appropriate field(s).
  • Supervising or administering a training program.
  • Development or review of training/course materials, aids, devices, etc., and evaluation of training results.
  • Work in the occupation or subject-matter field of the position to be filled that required training or instructing others on a regular basis.

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