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Job Family Position Classification Standard and Qualification Standards for the Professional Series in the Medical and Healthcare Group, 0600

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
MEMORANDUM FOR: 
HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTORS
From: 
KIMBERLY A. HOLDEN, DEPUTY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, RECRUITMENT AND HIRING

The United States Office of Personnel Management is releasing for implementation the final Job Family Position Classification Standards and Qualification Standards for Professional Work in the Medical and Healthcare Group, 0600.  The job family standard provides information on series definitions, titling instructions, occupational information, evaluation criteria and illustrations for professional medical and healthcare work in the following series: 

 

Occupational Name

Series

General Medical and Healthcare Series

0601

Physician Series

0602

Physician Assistant Series

0603

Nursing Series

0610

Dietetics and Nutrition Series

0630

Occupational Therapy Series

0631

Physical Therapy Series

0633

Kinesiotherapy Series

0635

Recreation Creative Arts Therapy

0638

Clinical Laboratory Science Series

0644

Pharmacy Series

0660

Optometry Series

0662

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Series

0665

Podiatry Series

0668

Dentistry Series

0680

Industrial Hygiene Series

0690

Consumer Safety Series

0696

 

In addition, the qualification standards provide updates to the minimum requirements for these occupational series.  The updated qualification standards include the appropriate educational requirements, certifications, registrations and/or licensures required to perform the essential functions of these occupations.

 

Agencies must apply the job family standard to covered positions by October 31, 2018.  

 

By issuance of this memo, the revised qualification standards shall be effective immediately and used to qualify candidates for positions in these occupational series.  

 

If you have any follow-up questions or would like additional information, please email fedclass@opm.gov.  

 

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