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Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

Photographic Technology Series, 1386

Individual Occupational Requirements

Basic Requirements

  1. Degree: scientific or engineering field that included 6 semester hours in college-level mathematics and 24 semester hours of courses in one or any combination of the following fields: photographic technology, photographic science, photogrammetry, engineering, physics, or chemistry.

    or

  2. Combination of education and experience -- at least 30 semester hours of courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

    or

  3. A total of at least 4 years of education, training, and/or technical experience substantially equivalent to a full 4-year or longer professional engineering curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. An applicant whose qualifications are evaluated under this paragraph must be registered as a professional engineer, or must have successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training examination, or must be currently employed in a professional engineering position in the Federal service.

Evaluation of Education

Courses in photography are qualifying only if they are technological or scientific in nature, rather than practical or artistic. Thus, for example, courses in photographic chemistry or photographic instrumentation would be qualifying, but those in commercial photography, portrait photography, etc. would not be.

Evaluation of Experience

Professional experience is defined as experience in non-routine phases of photographic technology, photographic science, photogrammetry, engineering, chemistry, physics, or a closely related science or discipline. This experience must have demonstrated a professional body of knowledge such as would be acquired through completion of all the requirements for a bachelor's degree in the discipline, a professional ability to apply scientific methodology to photographic technology problems, and a continuing development of professional knowledge and ability.

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