For information on basic qualifications, which includes information on whether you may substitute education for specialized experience, please click on the following: https://www.usgs.gov/about/organization/science-support/human-capital/browse-usgs-qualifications.
In addition to the basic education requirements, listed in the link above, you must have 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service.
Specialized experience must have demonstrated the ability to perform, supervise, or direct on or more of the functional areas of work covered by this series; to understand the concepts, theories, new developments, and co-relationship of information in related fields; and to maintain up-to-date information on the state of the art.
Examples of GS-07 level work may include: Experience working with historical relevance of special documents, photographs, data products, and publications necessary to fulfill a growing demand for documentation, archive, publication, and physical display of materials with significant historical nature; experience with English grammar and composition; experience with planetary sciences and related activities such that various services provided by incumbent contribute to successful archive and distribution of relevant products; experience in assembling products and preparing correspondence to meet requests from academia, government agencies, news media, scientific institutions, and the public; and experience handling, preserving, and digitizing archival documents, photographs, data products, and publications.
You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Education completed in colleges or universities outside the United States may be used to meet the above requirements. You must provide acceptable documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. For more information on how foreign education is evaluated, visit: https://www.usgs.gov/about/organization/science-support/human-capital/how-foreign-education-evaluated-federal-jobs .