Federal Human Resources
Course Name: Qualifications Analysis
Credits: CEUs: 1.4

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September 16 - 17, 2020
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October 13 - 14, 2020
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Who Should Attend

This course is open to anyone interested in acquiring a better understanding of Federal qualifications
analysis, its processes, and the relevant policies and procedures.

This course will prepare Federal HR professionals and others to analyze jobs and job requirements for a number of occupations. Students will also learn to apply the legal and regulatory requirements of the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook to these occupations, including basic eligibility, minimum qualification requirements, specialized experience requirements, positive education requirements, and the substitution of education for experience

Course Objectives

  • ·         Overview of conducting job analyses

  • Determine whether applicants meet eligibility requirements
  • Hands-on practice conducting an effective job analysis, consistent with legal and regulatory requirements, that identifies the major duties of a position
  • Developing assessment plans for merit promotion
  • Overview of Category Rating and development of crediting plans using the Category Rating methodology
  • Assess both general and specialized experience
  • Identify and evaluate positive education requirements
  • Differentiate between general and specialized experience
  • Evaluate education as a substitute for experience
  • Practice determining whether applicants meet eligibility and minimum qualification requirements
  • Experience assessing eligibility for a variety of occupational series, both under merit promotion and DEU
  • Overview of time-in-grade restriction under merit promotion

Course Agenda

Section 1      Basis for Qualifications and Qualifications References

Section 2      Crediting Experience   

Section 3      Crediting Education

Section 4      Crediting Combinations of Education & Experience   

Section 5     Selective and Quality Ranking Factors

Section 6     Structure of Group Qualification Standards    

Section 7     Inservice Placement Provisions             

Section 8     Legal and Regulatory Requirements
Section 9     Federal Wage System Qualifications 

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