For the GS-07: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-05, in the Federal service. Creditable specialized experience is: Providing assistance to higher level staff in researching and applying laws and regulations to identify discrepancies; experience performing compliance work; experience assisting in the examining of financial data and records to compile data and draw conclusions; experience in assisting in conducting interviews to gather information; and communicate effectively orally and in writing.
have 1 full year of graduate level education.
Meet Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A.) which recognizes college or university students who have achieved superior academic standing as evidenced by one of the three methods described below.
*S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership:
- Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses. Grade-point average (G.P.A.)
- Applicants must have a grade-point average of:
a) 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.
- Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society -- Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed below:
Alpha Beta Gamma, Alpha Chi, Alpha Epsilon, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Epsilon Rho, Alpha Eta Mu Beta, Alpha Iota Delta, Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Kappa Mu, Alpha Lamba Delta, Alpha Phi Sigma, Alpha Pi Mu, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Alpha Sigma Mu, Alpha Sigma Nu, Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Kappa Chi, Beta Phi Mu, Chi Epsilon, Chi Sigma Iota, Delta Epsilon Sigma, Delta Mu Delta, Delta Tau Alpha, Epsilon Pi Tau, Gamma Theta Upsilon, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Kappa Omicron Nu, Kappa Tau Alpha, Lambda Iota Tau, Lambda Pi Eta, Lambda Sigma, Mortar Board, Mu Kappa Tau, National Society of Scabbard and Blade, NSCS (The National Society of Collegiate Scholars), Omega Chi Epsilon, Omega Rho, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Beta Delta, Phi Sigma, Phi Sigma Iota, Phi Sigma Tau, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Pi Alpha Alpha, Pi Delta Phi, Pi Gamma Mu, Pi Kappa Lambda, Pi Omega Pi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Pi Tau Sigma, Pi Theta Epsilon, Psi Beta, Psi Chi Rho Chi, Sigma Beta Delta, Sigma Delta Pi, Sigma Lambda Alpha, Sigma Lambda Chi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Tau Delta, Sigma Theta Tau, Tau Alpha Pi, Tau Beta Pi, Tau Sigma Delta, Theta Alpha Kappa, and Upsilon Pi Epsilon.
For the GS-09: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-07, in the Federal service. Creditable specialized experience is: Reviewing, analyzing and interpreting laws to assure compliance with regulations; conducting simple investigations of the violation of laws; conducting financial record audits/reviews; experience examining, researching and gathering information for reports and preparing portions of investigative reports; and experience in providing advice and guidance to the public on regulatory requirements.
have a master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
have LL.B. or J.D., if related.