The following requirements are prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management and used to determine minimum qualifications.

Administrative and Management Positions

This qualification standard covers positions in the General Schedule that involve the performance of two-grade interval administrative and management work. It contains common patterns of creditable experience and education to be used in making qualifications determinations.

This standard may also be used for two-grade interval positions other than those listed if the education and experience pattern is determined to be appropriate.

Education and/or experience requirements

There is no degree requirement for this series.

The following table shows the amounts of education and/or experience required to qualify for positions covered by this standard.

GRADE

EDUCATION

EXPERIENCE

GENERAL

SPECIALIZED

GS-5

4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree

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


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

This page was last updated on April 21, 2022