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Government Employment Update

The federal sector hired 162,839 new federal employees nationwide and overseas in 2013. Almost a third, 31 percent, were veterans. The Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration were the two largest hiring agencies. The Affordable Health Care Act includes over 100 new regulatory agencies and commissions and more federal regulators will be needed to administer new EPA and OSHA regulations and to manage the many other federal programs that have been implemented by the current administration. Immigration reform will potentially increase hiring of Border Patrol Agents and Customs Officers. Even with the projected growth and hiring some agencies continue to offer voluntary early retirements to address budget shortfalls.

There is considerable competition for anyone seeking federal employment and those interested in working for Uncle Sam must develop a professional federal style resume and application to remain competitive and start the process early to improve their chances of success.

   

 

Federal Qualification Standards - GS & WG

 
 

 Federal Government Jobs / Civil Service Jobs / Qualification Standards

Page updated 10/27/2014

 

Use this information to explore occupations that interest you and to determine the qualifications necessary for all pay grades within each job series. They also help federal employees explore opportunities to meet their Individual Development Plan's (IDPs) short and long term career goals.

The General Schedule and Wage Grade Qualification Standards are linked direct to the Office of Personnel Management's (OPMs) web site for the most up-to-date information available. Hundreds of occupations are classified under Group Standards. Groups standards are listed for each major occupational group if applicable. For example, you will find group standards for Engineering positions, administrative and  management, and all other occupations here.

 

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General Schedule (GS) Occupational Group

 

Use the following table to like direct to the official published standards by OPM. If you are looking for the standard for the GS-343 for example, first click on the 0300 listing on this table. You will be linked direct to the entire 0300 family listing that includes the GS-0343 standard.

If a series is not included in this list, we have not issued a specific classification standard for that series. Documents on the Classifying White Collar Positions webpage provide series definitions and guidance on classifying positions in series with no published standard. 

 

 

Series General Schedule (GS) Occupational Groups

0000

Miscellaneous Occupations Group

0100

Social Science, Psychology, and Welfare Group

0200

Human Resources Management Group

0300

General Administrative, Clerical, and Office Services Group

0400

Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences Group

0500

Accounting and Budget Group

0600

Medical, Hospital, Dental, and Public Health Group

0700

Veterinary Medical Science Group

0800

Engineering and Architecture Group

0900

Legal and Kindred Group

1000

Information and Arts Group

1100

Business and Industry Group

1200

Copyright, Patent, and Trademark Group

1300

Physical Sciences Group

1400

Library and Archives Group

1500

Mathematics and Statistics Group

1600

Equipment, Facilities, and Services Group

1700

Education Group

1800

Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, and Compliance Group

1900

Quality Assurance, Inspection, and Grading Group

2000

Supply Group

2100

Transportation Group

2200

Information Technology Group

 

Wage Grade (WG) Classification Standards

 

Use the following table to link direct to the official published standards by OPM. If you are looking for the standard for the WG-2606 Electronic Industrial Controls Mechanic for example, first click on the 2600 listing on this table. You will be linked direct to the entire 2600 family listing that includes the WG-2606 standard.

If a series is not included in this list, a specific job grading standard for that series has not been issued. Documents on the Classifying Trades, Craft, and Labor Positions webpage provide series definitions and guidance on classifying jobs in series with no published standard.

 

 

Series Wage Grade Occupational Groups

2500

Wire Communications Equipment Installation and Maintenance Group

2600

Electronic Equipment Installation and Maintenance Group

2800

Electrical Installation and Maintenance Group

3100

Fabric and Leather Work Group

3300

Instrument Work Group

3400

Machine Tool Work Group

3500

General Services and Support Work Group

3600

Structural and Finishing Work Group

3700

Metal Processing Group

3800

Metal Work Group

3900

Motion Picture, Radio, Television, and Sound Equipment Operating Group

4100

Painting and Paperhanging Group

4200

Plumbing and Pipefitting Group

4300

Pliable Materials Work Group

4400

Printing Group

4600

Wood Work Group

4700

General Maintenance and Operations Work Group

4800

General Equipment Maintenance Group

5000

Plant and Animal Work Group

5200

Miscellaneous Occupations Group

5300

Industrial Equipment Maintenance Group

5400

Industrial Equipment Operation Group

5700

Transportation/Mobile Equipment Operation Group

5800

Transportation/Mobile Equipment Maintenance Group

6500

Ammunition, Explosives, and Toxic Materials Work Group

6600

Armament Work Group

6900

Warehousing and Stock Handling Group

7000

Packing and Processing Group

7300

Laundry, Dry Cleaning, and Pressing Group

7400

Food Preparation and Serving Group

7600

Personal Services Group

8200

Fluid Systems Maintenance Group

8600

Engine Overhaul Group

8800

Aircraft Overhaul Group

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