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									                            CLASSIFICATION GUIDE FOR USAID CONTRACTOR COOPERATING COUNTRY NATIONAL EMPPLOYEES UNDER USAID PROJECTS

                                                                       POSITIONS CLASSIFIED UNDER SEPARATE SERIES
                Always start with position description, education and experience level, then find appropriate Grade for the position/education/experience combination


                                                        PLEASE SEE SHEET B FOR EDUCATION REQUIREMENT OF EACH GRADE


       FSN SERIES                                SUBSERIES                          AVAILABLE GRADES/POSITION TYPES                                  GENERAL DUTIES OVERVIEW
                                                                                                                           This series includes all positions the duties of which are to perform typing work, either solely or
                                                                                                                           in combination with clerical work, except when the clerical work requires specialized
  FSN 100 CLERICAL AND                                                                                                     experience or training which constitutes the paramount qualification requirement for the
    ADMINISTRATIVE                  General Clerical and Administrative - 105               FSN 3 AND FSN 4                position.


                                                                                                                           This series includes all positions that have duties which are to serve primarily as the personal
                                                                                                                           assistant to one individual requiring secretarial, office support, and protocol assistance. To be
                                                                                                                           included in this series, the position must be the principal office clerical or administrative
                                                                                                                           support position in the office, operating independently of any other such position in the office.
                                                                                                                           The duties do not require a technical or professional knowledge of a specialized subject matter
                                           Secretary Series FSN-120                           FSN 5, 6, 7, 8               area.




FSN 200 TRANSLATOR SERIES



                                                                                                                           This series includes positions the duties of which are to administer, supervise, or perform work
                                                                                                                            involved in making written translations from or into foreign languages where the objective is
                                          Translating Series FSN-210                           FSN 7, 8, 9                          the production of accurate translations of written material prepared by others.
       FSN SERIES               SUBSERIES             AVAILABLE GRADES/POSITION TYPES                                 GENERAL DUTIES OVERVIEW

FSN 300 PERSONNEL SERIES


                                                                                            This series includes a variety of personnel positions ranging from: 1) positions which assist the
                                                                                            Personnel Officer in implementing or supervising all major functions of the Personnel
                                                                                            Program; 2) positions with responsibility, under the supervision of the Administrative Officer,
                                                                                            for the personnel program at the post; 3) positions which advise on or perform specialized
                                                                                            technical personnel functions; and 4) personnel clerical support positions involving
                                                                                            performance of work which requires substantial knowledge of personnel rules, regulations,
                           Personnel Series FSN-305            FSN 5,6,7,8,9,10,11          procedures, and program requirements.
                                                          Personnel Specialist FSN 305-11
                                                          Personnel Specialist FSN 305-10
                                                           Personnel Assistant FSN 305-9
                                                           Personnel Assistant FSN 305-8
                                                           Personnel Assistant FSN 305-7
                                                             Personnel Clerk FSN 305-6
                                                             Personnel Clerk FSN 305-5
          FSN SERIES                         SUBSERIES                    AVAILABLE GRADES/POSITION TYPES                                         GENERAL DUTIES OVERVIEW
FSN 400 FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING
             SERIES


                                                                                                                         This is the “catch all” series for positions performing a mixture of work covered by standards
                                                                                                                         within the FSN-400 occupational group, including the performing of financial work not yet
                                   General Financial Series FSN-401                    FSN 5, 6, 7, 8, 9                 covered by any published standard in the group.
                                                                                        Mixed Positions




                                                                                                                         This series includes positions the duties of which are to supervise or perform work involving
                                                                                                                         budget formulation, financial planning, budget execution, and the technical supporting work in
                                                                                                                         connection therewith. Positions also provide financial management advice regarding
                                    Budget Analysis Series FSN-405                       FSN 7,8,9                       implications of financial status to program, and projects.
                                                                                  Budget Analyst FSN-405-9
                                                                                  Budget Analyst FSN-405-8
                                                                                  Budget Analyst FSN-405-7
                                        Cashier Series FSN-415                                                           This series provides coverage for five levels of non-supervisory cashiering

                                                                                                                         This series includes all positions that are accountable for cash and cash instruments and that
                                                                                      Cashier FSN-415 -9                 supervise or perform work requiring the application of knowledge regarding:


                                                                                                                         A. receipt, examination, deposit, custody, disbursement or other physical handling and
                                                                                      Cashier FSN-415 -8                 processing of U.S. and foreign currency(ies) and cash instruments;

                                                                                      Cashier FSN-415 -7                 B. cash accountability control methods and cash processing procedures
                                                                                                                         C. negotiability, validity, and genuineness of cash items; and acceptability requirements of
                                                                                    Sub-Cashier FSN-415 -6               supporting documents; and

                                                                                    Sub-Cashier FSN-415 -5               D. financial accounting system on post and effects of cash receipt and disbursement actions.


                                                                                                                         Positions which process claims for travel expense reimbursement and assignment or transfer
                                          Pay Series FSN-425                                FSN 5,6                      reimbursement expenses, e.g., household goods and POV shipments,


                                                                                                                         This series includes Accountant which require knowledge and application of professional
                                                                                                                         accounting principals and theory in the design, development, installation, and operation of
                                                                                                                         accounting systems; and the development, examination, analysis and interpretation of
                                   Accountant (AID) Series FSN-430                         FSN 7 -12                     accounting data and reports.
                                                                            Chief Accountant (AID) FSN-430-12, 11, 10
                                                                               Accountant (AID) FSN-430-11 and 10
                                                                            Trainee and Junior Positions FSN 430-7,8,9




                                                                                                                         This series includes positions which are involved in an ongoing process of analyzing and
                                                                                                                         advising on the financial aspects of developing, implementing and evaluating AID projects.
                                                                                                                         Positions in this series differ from AID Accountant positions in the FSN-430 Series in that the
                                                                                                                         latter design, develop, install, operate or inspect specific accounting systems and examine,
                                                                                                                         analyze and interpret specific accounting data and reports. Financial Analysts, on the other
                                                                                                                         hand, are concerned with the financial capabilities and effectiveness of all participants and of
                                 Financial Analyst (AID) Series FSN-435                      FSN 11                      all systems and operations involved in AID technical programs and projects in general.
        FSN SERIES                 SUBSERIES              AVAILABLE GRADES/POSITION TYPES                                  GENERAL DUTIES OVERVIEW

FSN 800 PROCUREMENT SERIES


                                                                                                 This series includes all positions the duties of which are to supervise or perform the receipt,
                                                                                                 storage, issuance, requisitioning and ordering, record keeping, and related work associated
                               Supply Series FSN-805                  FSN 2,4,5,8,9              with supply programs for expendable and non-expendable materials and equipment.
                                                                Supply Supervisor FSN-805-9
                                                                Supply Supervisor FSN-805-8
                                                                  Supply Clerk FSN-805-5
                                                                  Supply Clerk FSN-805-4
                                                                 Warehouseman FSN-805-2


                                                                                                 This series includes all positions the duties of which are to supervise or perform work involved
                                                                                                 in the procurement of a variety of commodities and services, including but not limited to office
                                                                                                 furniture, equipment and supplies, household furniture and equipment, publications
                                                                                                 automotive vehicles, petroleum products, building and equipment maintenance, repair and
                                                                                                 cleaning services, leased residential quarters, technical items such as automotive and office
                                                                                                 equipment spare parts, electronic and other specialized equipment and machinery, specialized
                             Procurement Series FSN-810              FSN 5,6,7,8,9,10            tools.
                                                             Procurement Supervisor FSN-810-10
                                                                Procurement Agent FSN-810-9
                                                                Procurement Agent FSN-810-8
                                                                Procurement Agent FSN-810-7
                                                                 Purchasing Agent FSN-810-5
           FSN SERIES
FSN 1000 MOTORPOOL OPERATIONS                 SUBSERIES                     AVAILABLE GRADES/POSITION TYPES                                    GENERAL DUTIES OVERVIEW
             SERIES
                                                                                                                     This series includes all positions the duties of which are to plan, direct, supervise, and
                                                                                                                     coordinate the operation and maintenance of motor vehicles and motor pool personnel to
                                 Motor Vehicle Supervisor Series FSN-1005                   FSN 6,7                  provide efficient transportation service.
                                                                              Motor Vehicle Supervisor FSN-1005-7
                                                                              Motor Vehicle Supervisor FSN-1005-6

                                                                                                                     This series includes all positions the duties of which are to control the use of passenger and
                                       Dispatcher Series FSN-1010                           FSN 4                    cargo motor vehicles to insure efficient transportation service.
                                                                                                                     This series includes all positions the duties of which are to drive motor vehicles to transport
                                        Chauffeur Series FSN-1015                           FSN 3,4                  passengers or cargo.
                                                                                     Chauffeur FSN-1015-4
                                                                                     Chauffeur FSN-1015-3
                                Motor Vehicle Maintenance Series FSN-1020               FSN 2,3,4,5,6
                                                                            Automotive Mechanic Foreman FSN-1020-6
                                                                            Automotive Mechanic Foreman FSN-1020-5
                                                                                Automotive Mechanic FSN-1020-4
                                                                                Automotive Mechanic FSN-1020-3
                                                                              Motor Vehicle Serviceman FSN-1020-2
   FSN 1100 ENGINEERING AND
    ARCHITECTURAL SERIES


                                                                                                                     This series includes (1) all positions the duties of which are to perform work which requires
                                                                                                                     professional knowledge of one or more of the several fields of engineering, e.g. civil,
                                                                                                                     mechanical, electrical, etc., gained through collegiate study and the acquisition of an
                                                                                                                     engineering degree and through subsequent practical professional experience; and (2) sub-
                                                                                                                     professional and technical positions the duties of which are to perform work ancillary to
                                       Engineering Series FSN-1105                       FSN 7,11,12                 professional engineering duties.
                                                                                     Engineer FSN-1105-12
                                                                                     Engineer FSN-1105-11
                                                                               Engineering Draftsman FSN-1105-7
                                                                               Engineering Inspector FSN-1105-7
        FSN SERIES                       SUBSERIES                  AVAILABLE GRADES/POSITION TYPES                                                    GENERAL DUTIES OVERVIEW
FSN 1800 COMPUTER SERIES   SEE COMPUTER MANAGEMENT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SHEET FOR REQUIREMENTS OF FSN 8-12 GRADES



                                                                                                                             This is the “catch all” series for positions performing a mixture of work covered by the various
                                                                                                                             series within the FSN-1800 Occupational Group, including the performing of computer work
                                                                                                                             not yet covered by any published series in the group, where no one series is predominant.
                                    General Computer Series FSN-1801                         FSN 5,6,7,8,9                   Accordingly, there are no standards specifically written for this series.




                                                                                                                             Positions in this series are responsible for the management of, or assisting in the management
                                                                                                                             of computer systems and automation programs. This includes all of the following functions: 1.
                                                                                                                             Being in charge of a computer system hardware facility; 2. Planning, organizing, directing, and
                                                                                                                             evaluating the financial, material, program, organization, and human resources that are
                                                                                                                             associated with an organization’s computer systems and automation program; 3. Analyzing
                                                                                                                             functions, procedures, processes, etc., to determine whether they are appropriate for
                                                                                                                             automation, and the developing of specifications and system architecture; 4. Analyzing
                                                                                                                             program applications developed by others to determine impact on overall workload,
                                                                                                                             compatibility with other program applications being run, and with computer operating systems
                                                                                                                             being used; 5. Programming applications in one or more computer languages on the basis of
                                                                                                                             specifications and system architecture (this function is sometimes referred to as programming
                                 Computer Management Series FSN-1805                        FSN 8,9,10,11,12                 applications or just programming);




                                                                                                                             6. Analyzing, testing, and evaluating computer operating systems and utilities to determine
                                                                                                                             their effectiveness relative to computer systems in use and their support capability and
                                                                                                                             compatibility with program applications being run; 7. Operating computer hardware system(s)
                                                                                                                             and peripheral equipment;8. Providing computer and automation related management
                                                                                                                             advisory services to user organizations and post management; and 9. Ensuring computer
                                                                                                                             hardware system(s) and peripheral equipment are operated in accordance with the company’s
                                                                                                                             computer security policies, standards, and guidelines.
                                                                               Computer Management Specialist —FSN-1805-12
                                                                               Computer Management Specialist —FSN-1805-11
                                                                               Computer Management Specialist —FSN-1805-10
                                                                               Computer Management Assistant —FSN-1805-9
                                                                               Computer Management Assistant —FSN-1805-8
                                                                                     Computer Management Assistant
                                                                                          (LAN) —FSN-1805-9
                                                                                     Computer Management Assistant
                                                                                          (LAN) —FSN-1805-8



                                                                                                                             This series includes positions responsible for the analysis of work operations and processes,
                                                                                                                             development of system architecture and specifications, and the programming/coding of
                                                                                                                             program applications. Such work is performed in connection with the development and the
                            Computer Systems Analysis and Programming Series                                                 maintenance of program applications. Other functions in this series involve the analysis,
                                               FSN-1810                                         FSN 7-11                     evaluation, testing, and maintenance of computer operating systems.
                                                                                   Computer Systems Analyst FSN-1810-11
                                                                                  *Computer Systems Analyst FSN-1810-10
                                                                                      *Computer Systems Operations
                                                                                          Analyst FSN-1810-10
                                                                                   Computer Systems Analyst FSN-1810-9
                                                                                    *Computer Programmer FSN-1810-9
                                                                                    *Computer Programmer FSN-1810-8
                                                                                     Computer Programmer FSN-1810-7
     FSN SERIES                   SUBSERIES                    AVAILABLE GRADES/POSITION TYPES                                        GENERAL DUTIES OVERVIEW


                                                                                                            This series includes positions responsible for the following functions 1) Operating the controls
                                                                                                            of the computer hardware, i.e., the central processing unit(s), disk drives, and peripheral
                                                                                                            equipment; 2)Developing and keeping current the instructions for staging and sequencing
                                                                                                            production, including processing work, scheduling use of computer time, maintaining program
                                                                                                            and system documentation, and receiving, maintaining, and issuing data storage media, etc.;
                        Computer Operations Series FSN-1815                     FSN 4,5,6,7                 and 3)Providing support to users of personal computers (PCs).
                                                                       Computer Operator FSN-1815-7
                                                                       Computer Operator FSN-1815-6
                                                                       Computer Operator FSN-1815-5
                                                                 Peripheral Equipment Operator FSN-1815-5
                                                                 Peripheral Equipment Operator FSN-1815-4
                                                                     Minicomputer Operator FSN-1815-6
                                                                     Minicomputer Operator FSN-1815-5
                                                                   Computer Operator (LAN) FSN-1815-7


                                                                                                            This series includes positions responsible for the following functions: 1)Supervising or
                                                                                                            performing work entering data into computers;2)Verifying , the accuracy of the recorded data,
                                                                                                            and correcting source information as appropriate; and 3) Operating various pieces of
                            Data Input Series FSN-1820                         FSN 3,4,5                    equipment used to prepare and enter data.
                                                                                                            This series includes positions responsible for the following functions: 1) Computer production
                                                                                                            scheduling and quality control tasks; 2) Computer data media handling, processing, and
                                                                                                            storage; 3) Maintaining systems and programs documentation; 4) Maintaining tape library and
                                                                                                            similar support work; 5)Logistical support for computers; 6)Non-technical assistance to
                                                                                                            computer specialists, systems analysts, programmers and operators; and 7) Other non-
                         Computer Support Series FSN-1825                     FSN 4,5,6,7                   technical support functions.




FSN 1900 LEGAL SERIES



                                                                                                            This series includes positions, the duties of which are to serve as legal advisors to high project
                                                                                                            management on matters requiring and interpretation of host country local, regional, or
                                                                                                            national laws. A collegiate degree equivalent to an LLB in the United States is a fundamental
                           Legal Advisor Series FSN 1905                                                    requirement for positions in this series.
                                                              Based on Education : See General FSN Guide
              CLASSIFICATION GUIDE FOR USAID CONTRACTOR COOPERATING COUNTRY NATIONAL EMPPLOYEES UNDER USAID PROJECTS
                           GUIDE FOR POSITIONS NOT CLASSIFIED BY SERIES & GRADE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS



     Always start with position description, education and experience level, then find appropriate Grade for the position/education/experience combination
                                                                                                                                                 GRADE STEPS (1-13) IN
                     GENERAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE                                                                                             DETERMINATION OF
FSN GRADES              REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS GRADE                        FSN POSITIONS                   GENERAL DUTIES OVERVIEW                     SALARY



                                                                                                                      This is the entrance level for routine, unskilled types of
                    This is the entrance level for routine, unskilled types of work. It                               work. It includes the most routine custodial and manual        Based on previous experience -
                    includes the most routine custodial and manual positions found                                    positions found at this level. Most positions require no       start at Step 1 and increase with
                       at this level. Most positions require no more than Level 1                                        more than Level 1 English ability (rudimentary            level of experience & salary history
   FSN - 1                       English ability (rudimentary knowledge).                                                                   knowledge).                                             if any
   FSN - 1                                                                                Janitor
   FSN - 1                                                                                Laborer
   FSN - 1                                                                                Watchman




                     Up to six months of experience is desirable. Most non-clerical
                      positions require little formal education and no more than
                       Level 1 English ability (rudimentary knowledge). Some                                                                                                       Based on previous experience -
                        secondary school education is desirable for the clerical                                       This level includes positions the duties of which are to    start at Step 1 and increase with
                       positions. Level 2 English ability (limited knowledge) is                                     perform entrance level clerical positions performing simple level of experience & salary history
   FSN -2                  sufficient for most clerical positions at this grade.                                               filing, record keeping, and mail sorting.                          if any
   FSN -2                                                                                 File Clerk
   FSN -2                                                                                 Gardener
   FSN -2                                                                                 Guard
   FSN -2                                                                                 Janitor Supervisor
   FSN -2                                                                                 Mail Clerk
   FSN -2                                                                                 Motor Vehicle Serviceman
   FSN -2                                                                                 Trades Helper
   FSN -2                                                                                 Warehouseman
                                                                                                                                                                       GRADE STEPS (1-13) IN
             GENERAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                           DETERMINATION OF
FSN GRADES     REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS GRADE                                                 FSN POSITIONS          GENERAL DUTIES OVERVIEW                                    SALARY




             Elementary school education is desirable for manual positions
                 and secondary school education is desirable for clerical
                positions. Manual positions require Level 1 (rudimentary
             knowledge) to Level 2 (limited knowledge) English ability and                                                                                              Based on previous experience -
               clerical positions require Level 2 to Level 3 (good working                                   Clerical positions involve routine clerical duties such as start at Step 1 and increase with
               knowledge) English ability. Up to one year of experience is                                 records maintenance, working at a telephone switchboard, level of experience & salary history
  FSN-3       required for both manual and clerical positions at this level                                 and/or typing a variety of narrative and tabular material.                 if any
  FSN-3                                                                       Chauffeur
  FSN-3                                                                       Clerk Typist
  FSN-3                                                                       Distribution Clerk
  FSN-3                                                                       Operator
  FSN-3                                                                       Guard
  FSN-3                                                                       Mail Clerk
  FSN-3                                                                       Maintenance Man
  FSN-3                                                                       Mechanic
  FSN-3                                                                       Receptionist
  FSN-3                                                                       Telephone Operator
                                                                                                                                                                              GRADE STEPS (1-13) IN
              GENERAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                                 DETERMINATION OF
FSN GRADES      REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS GRADE                                                    FSN POSITIONS          GENERAL DUTIES OVERVIEW                                       SALARY



                                                                                                                Employees at this level must be able to perform the full
                                                                                                                scope of their positions with a minimum of supervisory
             Completion of secondary school, one to one and one-half years                                     guidance. Clerical positions require familiarity with office     Based on previous experience -
             of experience, and Level 3 (good working knowledge) of English                                    practices and procedures and the ability to follow through       start at Step 1 and increase with
                is required for clerical positions at this level. Completion of                                  in order to obtain the required results. They also must      level of experience & salary history
  FSN-4                        elementary school is required.                                                      exercise judgment and apply pertinent regulations.                          if any
  FSN-4                                                                           Clerk
  FSN-4                                                                           Chauffeur
  FSN-4                                                                           Clerk Stenographer
  FSN-4                                                                           Clerk Typist
  FSN-4                                                                           Dispatcher
  FSN-4                                                                           Distribution Clerk
  FSN-4                                                                           Guard
  FSN-4                                                                           Guard/Receptionist
  FSN-4                                                                           Mail Clerk
  FSN-4                                                                           Maintenance Man
  FSN-4                                                                           Procurement Clerk
  FSN-4                                                                           Receptionist
  FSN-4                                                                           Supply Clerk
  FSN-4                                                                           Telephone Operator
  FSN-4                                                                           Voucher Examiner
                                                                                                                                                                        GRADE STEPS (1-13) IN
             GENERAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                            DETERMINATION OF
FSN GRADES     REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS GRADE                                               FSN POSITIONS          GENERAL DUTIES OVERVIEW                                       SALARY



                                                                                                          Clerical positions at this level involve the performance of
                                                                                                            responsible work requiring the exercise of judgment,          Based on previous experience -
             Level 3 English ability (good working knowledge), and one and                                    knowledge of a specialized subject matter and the           start at Step 1 and increase with
               one-half to two years of experience are required for most                                  regulations pertaining thereto. Journeyman level clerical     level of experience & salary history
  FSN-5                              clerical positions.                                                     positions in various program areas are at this level.                       if any


   FSN-5                                                                     Accounts Maintenance Clerk
   FSN-5                                                                     Clerk Stenographer
   FSN-5                                                                     Guard Supervisor
   FSN-5                                                                     Library Clerk
   FSN-5                                                                     Medical Technician
   FSN-5                                                                     Participant Training Clerk
   FSN-5                                                                     Payroll Clerk
   FSN-5                                                                     Personnel Clerk
   FSN-5                                                                     Program Clerk
   FSN-5                                                                     Purchasing Agent
   FSN-5                                                                     Receptionist
   FSN-5                                                                     Secretary
   FSN-5                                                                     Security Clerk
   FSN-5                                                                     Shipment Clerk
   FSN-5                                                                     Supply Clerk
   FSN-5                                                                     Travel Clerk
   FSN-5                                                                     Voucher Examiner
                                                                                                                                                                         GRADE STEPS (1-13) IN
             GENERAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                             DETERMINATION OF
FSN GRADES     REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS GRADE                                                 FSN POSITIONS         GENERAL DUTIES OVERVIEW                                       SALARY




                                                                                                              This is the senior or top clerical level involving the
                                                                                                           performance of the most difficult clerical work requiring
                                                                                                             the exercise of judgment, knowledge of a specialized
                                                                                                           subject matter, and the application of extensive rules and      Based on previous experience -
             Clerical positions require completion of secondary school, two                                regulations. Included also in this class are supervisors of     start at Step 1 and increase with
              to two and one-half years of experience, and Level 3 English                                  clerical positions and secretaries to American officials     level of experience & salary history
  FSN-6                     ability (good working knowledge)                                                              performing major functions.                                     if any
  FSN-6                                                                       Cashier
  FSN-6                                                                       Clerk Stenographer
  FSN-6                                                                       Customs Expediter
  FSN-6                                                                       Distribution Supervisor
  FSN-6                                                                       Guard Supervisor
  FSN-6                                                                       Language Instructor
  FSN-6                                                                       Library Assistant
  FSN-6                                                                       Medical Technician
  FSN-6                                                                       Motor Pool Supervisor
  FSN-6                                                                       Nurse
  FSN-6                                                                       Participant Training Clerk
  FSN-6                                                                       Payroll Clerk
  FSN-6                                                                       Payroll Liaison Clerk
  FSN-6                                                                       Personnel Clerk
  FSN-6                                                                       Program Clerk
  FSN-6                                                                       Secretary
  FSN-6                                                                       Shipment Clerk
  FSN-6                                                                       Visa Clerk
  FSN-6                                                                       Voucher Examiner
                                                                                                                                                                                  GRADE STEPS (1-13) IN
              GENERAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                                     DETERMINATION OF
FSN GRADES      REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS GRADE                                                   FSN POSITIONS                GENERAL DUTIES OVERVIEW                                      SALARY


                                                                                                                           This level includes junior assistant positions in
                                                                                                                        administrative, technical, and program areas. Such
                                                                                                                           positions require a good general knowledge and
                                                                                                                        application of the policies and procedures, rules and
                                                                                                                          regulations of a particular subject matter area, or
                                                                                                                        substantive knowledge of that area, and work under
                                                                                                                      general instructions with work reviewed for accuracy of
                                                                                                                       results. This level also includes supervisors of clerical
                                                                                                                     functions of substantial size, and employees in charge of
             In addition to completion of secondary school, some additional                                              the maintenance function on smaller projects. The         Based on previous experience -
             technical or collegiate education is desirable. From one to three                                      secretary to the ranking official of a large program/project   start at Step 1 and increase with
              years of experience, and Level 3 English ability (good working                                             is also placed in this level when the official has no   level of experience & salary history
  FSN-7                          knowledge) are required.                                                                                American secretary.                                      if any
  FSN-7                                                                          Accounting Technician
  FSN-7                                                                          Arts and Graphics Assistant
  FSN-7                                                                          Audience Record System Assistant
  FSN-7                                                                          Budget Analyst
  FSN-7                                                                          Cashier
  FSN-7                                                                          Cultural Affairs Assistant
  FSN-7                                                                          Distribution Assistant
  FSN-7                                                                          Economic Assistant
  FSN-7                                                                          Engineering Draftsman
  FSN-7                                                                          Information Assistant
  FSN-7                                                                          Language Instructor
  FSN-7                                                                          Maintenance Supervisor
  FSN-7                                                                          Payroll Supervisor
  FSN-7                                                                          Personnel Assistant
  FSN-7                                                                          Protocol Assistant
  FSN-7                                                                          Purchasing Agent
  FSN-7                                                                          Reference Librarian
  FSN-7                                                                          Secretary
  FSN-7                                                                          Shipment Assistant
  FSN-7                                                                          Shipment Assistant (POV)
  FSN-7                                                                          Supervisory Voucher Examiner
  FSN-7                                                                          Translator
  FSN-7                                                                          Travel Assistant
  FSN-7                                                                          Visa Assistant
                                                                                                                                                                                     GRADE STEPS (1-13) IN
             GENERAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                                         DETERMINATION OF
FSN GRADES     REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS GRADE                                                FSN POSITIONS                      GENERAL DUTIES OVERVIEW                                       SALARY




                                                                                                                        This is the fully qualified level for assistant positions in
                                                                                                                      administrative, technical, and program areas. The difficulty
                                                                                                                       of the work performed requires considerable experience
                                                                                                                           and training and a thorough knowledge of policies,
                                                                                                                      procedures, rules and regulations, and/or extensive subject
                                                                                                                         matter knowledge in a particular field. Employees are
                                                                                                                             expected to resolve most problems and execute
             These positions require completion of secondary school, and                                                 assignments with supervision limited primarily to the         Based on previous experience -
             some collegiate or technical training is desirable. Two to four                                          review of end product results. The secretary to the ranking      start at Step 1 and increase with
             years of experience is necessary. Level 3 English ability (good                                           officer of a very large program/ is also placed in this level level of experience & salary history
  FSN-8                     working knowledge) is required.                                                               when the officer (COP) has not American secretary.                          if any
  FSN-8                                                                        Accounting Technician
  FSN-8                                                                        Art and Graphics Assistant
  FSN-8                                                                        Distribution Record System Assistant
  FSN-8                                                                        Budget Analyst
  FSN-8                                                                        Cashier
  FSN-8                                                                        Cultural Affairs Assistant
  FSN-8                                                                        Development Loan Assistant
  FSN-8                                                                        Distribution Assistant
  FSN-8                                                                        Economic Assistant
  FSN-8                                                                        Information Assistant
  FSN-8                                                                        Maintenance Supervisor
  FSN-8                                                                        Nurse
  FSN-8                                                                        Participant Training Assistant
  FSN-8                                                                        Payroll Supervisor
  FSN-8                                                                        Personnel Assistant
  FSN-8                                                                        Procurement Agent
  FSN-8                                                                        Program Assistant
  FSN-8                                                                        Protocol Assistant
  FSN-8                                                                        Reference Librarian
  FSN-8                                                                        Scientific Affairs Assistant
  FSN-8                                                                        Security Investigator
  FSN-8                                                                        Shipment Assistant
  FSN-8                                                                        Supervisory Language Instructor
  FSN-8                                                                        Supervisory Voucher Examiner
  FSN-8                                                                        Supply Supervisor
  FSN-8                                                                        Technical Services Librarian
  FSN-8                                                                        Travel Assistant
  FSN-8                                                                        Visa Assistant
                                                                                                                                                                                       GRADE STEPS (1-13) IN
              GENERAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                                          DETERMINATION OF
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                                                                                                                                This is the senior assistant level for technical and
                                                                                                                             administrative management positions. Nonsupervisory
                                                                                                                               technical positions at this level involve fact finding,
                                                                                                                           research, analysis, and interpretation of factual data in the
                                                                                                                                 field of the employee’s expertise. Administrative
                                                                                                                               management positions are supervisory and typically
                                                                                                                                 involve management of a function and personal
                                                                                                                             performance of the most difficult work of the function,
                                                                                                                                   including evaluation of complex facts and the
               These positions require completion of secondary school, and                                                interpretation of laws, regulations, and instructions in their Based on previous experience -
             some collegiate or technical education is desirable. Three to five                                            application to specific situations. Incumbents of positions   start at Step 1 and increase with
             years of progressively responsible experience is required. Many                                                at this level are expected to complete assignments with a level of experience & salary history
  FSN-9        positions at this level require Level 4 English ability (fluent).                                                              minimum of supervision.                                   if any
  FSN-9                                                                            Agricultural Assistant
  FSN-9                                                                            Art & Graphics Assistant
  FSN-9                                                                            Distribution Record System Assistant
  FSN-9                                                                            Budget Analyst
  FSN-9                                                                            Cultural Affairs Assistant
  FSN-9                                                                            Distribution Assistant
  FSN-9                                                                            Economic Assistant
  FSN-9                                                                            Information Assistant
  FSN-9                                                                            Participant Training Assistant
  FSN-9                                                                            Personnel Assistant
  FSN-9                                                                            Procurement Agent
  FSN-9                                                                            Program Assistant
  FSN-9                                                                            Reference Librarian
  FSN-9                                                                            Scientific Affairs Assistant
  FSN-9                                                                            Security Investigator
  FSN-9                                                                            Shipment Supervisor
  FSN-9                                                                            Supervisory Accounting Technician
  FSN-9                                                                            Supply Supervisor
                                                                                                                                                                                      GRADE STEPS (1-13) IN
             GENERAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                                          DETERMINATION OF
FSN GRADES     REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS GRADE                                                 FSN POSITIONS                       GENERAL DUTIES OVERVIEW                                      SALARY




                                                                                                                             This is the lowest of three levels of professional or
                                                                                                                         specialist positions. Incumbents of positions at this level
                                                                                                                           personally perform, and in some cases supervise other
                                                                                                                        employees engaged in, a major segment of a professional,
                                                                                                                         technical or program area. Incumbents of such positions
                                                                                                                            must understand and apply a highly technical body of
                                                                                                                          knowledge usually obtained through collegiate study, as
                                                                                                                             well as applicable laws and agency regulations and
              A collegiate education with the equivalent of an A.B. or B.S.                                             instructions. This level also includes supervisory positions
             degree is required, with only rare exceptions. Four to six years                                             in the administrative management area with equivalent        Based on previous experience -
              of progressively responsible experience in the professional,                                                 requirements. Incumbents of positions at this level are     start at Step 1 and increase with
               technical, or administrative management area is required.                                                  expected to perform difficult duties with a minimum of     level of experience & salary history
  FSN-10           Level 4 English ability (fluent) is usually required.                                                                         supervision.                                         if any
  FSN-10
  FSN-10                                                                        Agricultural Research Specialist
  FSN-10                                                                        Agricultural Specialist
  FSN-10                                                                        Arts & Graphics Specialist
  FSN-10                                                                        Distribution Record System Specialist
  FSN-10                                                                        Budget Analyst
  FSN-10                                                                        Civil Aviation Specialist
  FSN-10                                                                        Commercial Specialist
  FSN-10                                                                        Cultural Affairs Specialist
  FSN-10                                                                        Development Loan Specialist
  FSN-10                                                                        Distribution Specialist
  FSN-10                                                                        Economic Specialist
  FSN-10                                                                        Geographic Specialist
  FSN-10                                                                        Information Specialist
  FSN-10                                                                        Library Director
  FSN-10                                                                        Participant Training Specialist
  FSN-10                                                                        Personnel Specialist
  FSN-10                                                                        Procurement Supervisor
  FSN-10                                                                        Program Specialist
  FSN-10                                                                        Security Investigator
  FSN-10                                                                        Trade Center Specialist
  FSN-10                                                                        Travel Promotion Specialist
                                                                                                                                                                             GRADE STEPS (1-13) IN
             GENERAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                                 DETERMINATION OF
FSN GRADES     REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS GRADE                                               FSN POSITIONS               GENERAL DUTIES OVERVIEW                                       SALARY




                                                                                                                   This is the middle of three levels of professional or
                                                                                                              specialist positions; however, it is the highest level usually
                                                                                                                   attainable in a professional, technical, program, or
                                                                                                              administrative management area, even in a large overseas
                                                                                                              establishment. Under the direction of an American official,
                                                                                                                  but with wide latitude for planning, organizing, and
                                                                                                                   executing assigned responsibilities, supervises the
                                                                                                                  accomplishment of or personally performs the most
              A collegiate education with the equivalent of an A.B. or B.S.                                      difficult and complex work involved in a professional,
                  degree and from five to seven years of progressively                                         technical, or program area. Incumbents of such positions        Based on previous experience -
                responsible experience in the professional, technical, or                                        must understand and apply a highly technical body of          start at Step 1 and increase with
             administrative management area are required Level 4 English                                        knowledge usually obtained through collegiate study, as      level of experience & salary history
  FSN-11                   ability (fluent) is usually required.                                                well as applicable laws and regulations and instructions.                     if any




                                                                                                                    This level also includes supervisory positions in the
                                                                                                                     administrative management area with equivalent
                                                                                                                  requirements. Guidance received from the American
                                                                                                                  supervisory official is almost wholly related to policy,
                                                                                                              program objectives, and priorities. Within such guidelines,
                                                                                                                incumbents of positions at this level plan and undertake
                                                                                                               important projects and carry them to completion without
                                                                                                               significant supervision. Demands are heavy on initiative,
                                                                                                                     resourcefulness, and sound judgment. Typically,
                                                                                                                   incumbents of positions at this level have important
                                                                                                              contacts with senior business, government, and community
                                                                                                                                          officials.
  FSN-11                                                                      Arts & Graphics Specialist
  FSN-11                                                                      Agricultural Specialist
  FSN-11                                                                      Commercial Specialist
  FSN-11                                                                      Cultural Affairs Specialist
  FSN-11                                                                      Economic Specialist
  FSN-11                                                                      Engineer
  FSN-11                                                                      Information Specialist
  FSN-11                                                                      Labor Specialist
  FSN-11                                                                      Library Director
  FSN-11                                                                      Personnel Specialist
  FSN-11                                                                      Program Specialist
  FSN-11                                                                      Scientific Affairs Specialist
                                                                                                                                                                                      GRADE STEPS (1-13) IN
             GENERAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                                          DETERMINATION OF
FSN GRADES     REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS GRADE                                                     FSN POSITIONS                  GENERAL DUTIES OVERVIEW                                       SALARY




                                                                                                                             This is the highest of three levels of professional or
                                                                                                                           specialist positions. Positions at this level are those of
                                                                                                                             highly qualified and recognized experts. Under the
                                                                                                                             direction of an American official, they supervise or
                                                                                                                         personally perform difficult and complex work involving
                                                                                                                        the full scope of a professional, technical or program area.
                                                                                                                       Incumbents of such positions apply a highly technical body
                                                                                                                            of knowledge of applicable laws and regulations and
                                                                                                                          instructions. These positions often call for originality of
                                                                                                                          ideas and creative thinking in dealing with problems or
             Incumbents of these positions normally possess the equivalent                                                 matters for which there is little precedent, and usually
               of an A.B. or B.S. collegiate degree in a field of study closely                                              require that the employee be able to interrelate the
              related to their assigned responsibilities; in many instances,                                           pertinent subject matter with a broader spectrum, as would
              postgraduate education is needed. A minimum of six to eight                                              be the case in considering the impact of important political
               years of progressively responsible experience in the area of                                               developments on domestic and international economic
              their assignment is needed. Level 4 English ability (fluent) is                                                developments, where the emphasis is on reporting           Based on previous experience -
               usually required. Supervision over others is not normally a                                              covering a broad spectrum of complex subject matter and         start at Step 1 and increase with
             significant factor in justifying the classification of a position at                                            requiring the exercise of independent judgment in        level of experience & salary history
  FSN-12                              the FSN-12 level.                                                                           projecting future developments or trends.                            if any
                                                                                                                              Substantial reliance is placed upon the employee’s
                                                                                                                        professional acumen and judgment, and his/her advice is
                                                                                                                         sought on important and at times on extremely sensitive
                                                                                                                                matters; in functional programs that involve
                                                                                                                              comprehensive program planning, the employee
                                                                                                                         participates actively in the planning process. Positions at
                                                                                                                       this level are largely independent of technical supervision;
                                                                                                                           guidance from American supervisors is primarily with
                                                                                                                          regard to policy, priorities, results to be achieved, basic
                                                                                                                           approaches to be followed, and in the case of positions
                                                                                                                            involving reporting, the nature and basic content of
                                                                                                                        reports. Employees at this level develop and maintain an
                                                                                                                           extensive range of important contacts with senior level
                                                                                                                          business and government officials and with community
  FSN-12                                                                            Agricultural Research Specialist
  FSN-12                                                                            Agricultural Specialist
  FSN-12                                                                            Commercial Specialist
  FSN-12                                                                            Cultural Affairs Specialist
  FSN-12                                                                            Economic Specialist
  FSN-12                                                                            Engineer
  FSN-12                                                                            Information Specialist
  FSN-12                                                                            Library Director
  FSN-12                                                                            Medical Officer
  FSN-12                                                                            Program Specialist
  FSN-12                                                                            Scientific Affairs Specialist
  FSN-12                                                                            Supervisory Budget Specialist
B. Experience
FSN-8 At least two years performing progressively more responsible
work of a program, technical, or administrative nature where emphasis is
placed on analytical, judgmental, and expository abilities with respect to the
operation, management, and utilization of computer systems. At least one
of the two years must have been work experience in operating computers,
providing PC support, and performing entry level programming work that
approximates the FSN-7 level found in other series in the FSN-1800
Computer Group.
FSN-9 At least three years performing progressively more
responsible work as described above. At least one year of which must have
been equivalent to the FSN-8 level.
FSN-10 At least four years performing progressively more responsible
work as described above. At least one year of which must have been
equivalent to the FSN-9 level.
FSN-11 At least five years performing progressively more responsible
work as described above. At least one year of which must have been
equivalent to the FSN-10 level.
FSN-12 At least six years performing progressively more responsible
work as described above. At least one year of which must have been
equivalent to the FSN-11 level.

C. Language
FSN-10, FSN-11, and FSN-12 Level 4 English (fluent) required.
FSN-8, AND FSN-9 Level 3 English (good working knowledge)
required; however, a higher level is desirable in view of the analysis and
advisory requirements of these positions. Level 4 is required if the position
is established as part of a career ladder leading to full performance level
above FSN-9.
D. Knowledge
FSN-8 Good knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of the
computer equipment and software installed at post; automation policies of
the post, mission or agency; elementary fact-finding techniques;
programming languages utilized by equipment on hand; basic systems
analysis and design techniques; systems and programming documentation
techniques;and standard business practices and management principles.
FSN-9 In addition to the knowledge required at the FSN-8 level,
FSN-9 positions require knowledge of computer systems management
sufficient to assure the continued effective operation of a computer
installation designed to provide automation support to a post,mission, or
agency or to provide for transmission of text and data files by
telecommunications. Knowledge of statistical and spreadsheet packages
may be required at this level.
FSN-10 In addition to the knowledge required at FSN-9, FSN-10
positions require a thorough knowledge of systems analysis and design
techniques; computer equipment operations management; hardware and
software technology; post, mission, or agency objectives, relationships, and
management practices; technical aspects of analysis, computer application
programming, telecommunications, and management advisory services;
and acquisition policies and procedures relative to computer hardware and
software.
FSN-11 In addition to the knowledge required at FSN-10, FSN-11
positions require expert knowledge of systems analysis and design
techniques; post/mission/agency automation policies, procedures, and
standards; and relevant computer languages.

FSN-12 In addition to the knowledge required at FSN-11, FSN-12
positions require an expert knowledge of computer hardware, computer
systems operations and their application, and the policies and procedures
relative to equipment requirements planning, acquisition, funding, and
justification. Must possess comprehensive knowledge of programs,
projects, and organizations supported by the computer and automation
support function to ensure adequacy of support, to discern opportunities for
increased support, and to resolve operational problems of such supported
organizations. Must possess extensive knowledge of the principles,
techniques, and methodologies involving computer system analysis,
programming, operations, and related aspects of telecommunications. Must
possess knowledge of the principles of personnel, financial, and equipment
resource management.
E. Skills
FSN-8 Skills required at this level are similar to those required at the
FSN-9 level.
FSN-9 Skills required at this level are focused on maintaining
operational capability and readiness of computer systems. Good technical
skills to trouble-shoot, diagnose, and resolve hardware and software
problems and to maximize the capabilities of the organization’s computer
resources. Good interpersonal skills to develop and maintain two-way
communications and promote computer and automation services. If
appropriate, supervisory skills.
FSN-10 In addition to the skills required at FSN-9, FSN-10 positions
require a good understanding of the priorities of key managers to ensure
that the computer and automation organization is responsive to those
needs. Good interpersonal skills are required to resolve priority issues,
system limitations, down-time, etc., with key officials. If
appropriate,supervisory skills.
FSN-11 In addition to the skills required at FSN-10, FSN-11 positions
require skill in the use of technical and administrative reference material in
support of management responsibilities including system design, equipment
procurement, personnel, and financial management, etc.

FSN-12 In addition to the skills required at FSN-11, FSN-12 positions
require exceptional interpersonal skills in order to gain acceptance of
findings, recommendations, and decisions relative to computer system
operation and support. Must be skilled in supervising a subordinate
workforce and/or coordinating support services of vendor representatives
and contractors. Must be skilled in using administrative and technical
reference material, and relating information therein to technical aspects of
management, e.g., systems analysis, design of system architecture,
development of standards for tests and evaluation, etc. Must be skilled in
applying rules concerning systems acquisition to insure acceptance by of
proposals headquarters.
F. Abilities
FSN-8 Abilities at this level are similar to those for FSN-9.
FSN-9 Ability to relate proposed projects and priorities to the
capabilities and limitations of the computer system and components to
determine capability to meet support requirements. Ability to articulate
system requirements to managers in order to secure support of computer
and automation program and to maximize opportunities for automation.
Ability to balance workload demands between the central system and
individual user requirements.
FSN-10 In addition to the abilities set forth for the FSN-9 level, the
FSN-10 level requires the ability to relate post organization, functions, and
mission to computer system’s terms of reference, e.g., priorities for
automation, inter-relationship of different applications programs to post
operations, etc. Ability to articulate significance of management decisions
with computer systems to obtain support for actions that will enhance
automation and/or effective management of computer resources.
FSN-11 In addition to the abilities required at FSN-10, the FSN-11
level requires the ability to address computer and automation issues from
conceptualization and planning through implementation, operational, and
continuing management stages. Ability to explain complex computer and
automation concepts and issues to management and personnel outside the
computer function on such issues as funding/personnel support,
prioritization of post ADP workload, conflicting demands, system
capabilities and limitations, etc.

FSN-12 In addition to the abilities required at the FSN-11 level, FSN-
12 positions require the ability to discuss complex concepts with line
managers, users, vendors, and other personnel and to relate requirements
to computer system capabilities; ability to effectively deal with competing
user requirements and to negotiate acceptable solutions; ability to
conceptualize objectives of assignments and to translate objectives into
concrete plans; ability to present issues persuasively before top
management relative to system requirements to obtain needed funding and
program support; and ability to advise prospective users diplomatically of
system limitations or other priorities and to work out alternatives.

								
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