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September 13, 2011

Descriptions of OPM, SOC, and GSA
Descriptions of OPM, SOC, and GSA Job and Service Titles and Codes1

 

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Accounting Facility Operations Services Logistics Management [Planning]
Auditing Financial Anaylsis Management and Program Analysis
Budget Analysis Financial Management Mechanical Engineering
Building Management Fire Protection and Prevention Medical Records Technician
Cartography Food Inspection Nurse
Cemetery Administration Services General Attorney Police
Claims Assistance and Examining General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement and Compliance Program Management
Computer Engineering Groundskeeper Quality Assurance
Contracting Human Resources Management Security Guard
Correctional Officer Information Technology Management Statistics
Environmental Protection Specialist Language Specialist Technical Writing and Editing
Equal Opportunity Compliance Logistics Management [Deployment]  

 

 Accounting
OPM GS Series 0510
Description:
This series covers positions that advise on or administer, supervise, or perform professional accounting work that requires application of accounting theories, concepts, principles, and standards to the financial activities of governmental, quasi-governmental, or private sector organizations. The work includes: designing, developing, operating, or inspecting accounting systems; prescribing accounting standards, policies, and requirements; examining, analyzing, and interpreting accounting data, records, and reports; or advising or assisting management on accounting and financial management matters. Accounting theories, concepts, principles and standards address these types of duties: determining the boundaries of an accounting entity; recognizing and measuring revenues; matching revenues and expenses by applying methodologies such as accrual accounting and depreciation; defining and measuring costs by applying methodologies such as standard, process, job-order, and activity-based costing; and full disclosure on financial statements.

SOC Code 13-2011
Description2: Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data. Excludes “Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents” (13-2081).

GSA SIN 520-11
Description: Transaction analysis, transaction processing, data analysis and summarization, technical assistance in devising new or revised accounting policies and procedures, classifying accounting transactions, special studies to improve accounting operations.

 Auditing
OPM GS Series 0511
Description: This series covers positions that apply professional accounting and auditing knowledge, standards, and principles when performing these duties: advising on, supervising, or performing work consisting of a systematic examination and appraisal of financial records, financial and management reports, management controls, policies and practices affecting or reflecting the financial condition and operating results of an activity; analyzing work related to the developing and executing audit policies and programs; conducting performance audits; or conducting activities related to the detection of fraud, waste and abuse.

SOC Code 13-2011
Description: Examine, analyze, and interpret accounting records to prepare financial statements, give advice, or audit and evaluate statements prepared by others. Install or advise on systems of recording costs or other financial and budgetary data. Excludes “Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents” (13-2081).

GSA SIN 520-7
Description: Perform financial statement audits, financial-related audits and performance audits. An independent assessment of an audited entity's a) financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles, b) financial information, adherence to financial compliance requirements and internal controls, or c) organization or program performance to identify areas for improvement.

 Budget Analysis
OPM GS Series 0560
Description:
This series covers positions that perform, advise on, or supervise work in any of the phases of budget administration when such work requires knowledge and skill in applying budget-related laws, regulations, policies, precedents, methods, and techniques.

SOC Code 13-2031
Description: Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with procedures and regulations. Analyze budgeting and accounting reports.

SOC Code 11-3031
Description: Plan, direct, or coordinate accounting, investing, banking, insurance, securities, and other financial activities of a branch, office, or department of an establishment.

GSA SIN 520-12
Description: Assess and improve the budget formulation and execution processes, conduct special reviews to resolve budget formulation or budget execution issues, provide technical assistance to improve budget preparation or execution processes.

 Building Management
OPM GS Series 1176
Description: This series covers positions that involve management of buildings and other facilities to provide organizations with appropriate office space and essential building services. Employees in this series typically perform one or more of the following functions: (1) applying business knowledge to directly manage, or assist in managing, the operation of one or more buildings and the surrounding property; (2) directing comprehensive building management programs; or (3) performing staff level work in the study of building management methods and the development of standard building management practices.

SOC Code 11-1021
Description: Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services. Excludes First-Line Supervisors.

GSA SIN 811-006
Description: Facilities consulting services that include, but are not limited to: the development, planning, facilitation, coordination, documentation, program planning, audits, inspections, evaluations, studies, analyses (including cost), scenarios, reports, policy and regulation development assistance for initiatives in areas of facilities maintenance and management solutions.

 Cartography
OPM GS Series 1370
Description: This series includes positions requiring the application of professional knowledge and skills in mapping and related sciences, and relevant mathematics and statistics to plan, design, research, develop, construct, evaluate and modify mapping and charting systems, products, and technology.

SOC Code 17-1021
Description: Collect, analyze, and interpret geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs, and satellite data. Research, study, and prepare maps and other spatial data in digital or graphic form for legal, social, political, educational, and design purposes. May work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS). May design and evaluate algorithms, data structures, and user interfaces for GIS and mapping systems.

GSA SIN 899-7
Description: Provides GIS services in support of environmental programs. Services include, but are not limited to: Creation/enforcement of environmental legislation; Cultural resource GIS (CRGIS); Environmental cost assessment; Environmental impact analyses; Environmental regulatory compliance; Groundwater monitoring; Growth forecast modeling; Habitat conservation plans; Habitat modeling; Image analysis support for emergency response; Mapping, Cartography and Mashups (e.g., combining data from more than one source into a single integrated tool); Migration pattern analysis; Natural resource planning; Remote sensing for environmental studies; Terrestrial, marine, and/or atmospheric measuring/management; Vegetation mapping; and Watershed characterization for mitigation planning. Note: The services offered under this SIN shall NOT include construction and architect-engineering services as set forth in FAR Part 36, including surveying and mapping services as defined under the Brooks Act of 1972 (Public Law 92-582, 40 U.S. 1102 et seq.).

 Cemetery Administration Services
OPM GS Series 1630
Description: This series covers two-grade interval positions that manage, supervise, lead, or perform administrative work that involves the operation or maintenance of one or more Federal cemeteries. The work requires broad administrative knowledge of the operation and maintenance requirements of cemeteries.

SOC Code 11-9141
Description: Plan, direct, or coordinate the selling, buying, leasing, or governance activities of commercial, industrial, or residential real estate properties. Includes managers of homeowner and condominium associations, rented or leased housing units, buildings, or land (including rights-of-way).3

GSA SIN 371-004
Description: Includes the complete maintenance of the cemetery and surrounding grounds. Including but not limited to: grounds maintenance; tree trimming/planting/removal; landscaping; raising, setting and aligning headstones; cleaning of headstones; maintenance of pathways, drives, curbs and parking areas; trash removal; maintenance of existing fencing, railing, benches, flag poles, monuments or statues; maintenance of irrigation systems, drainage and water features.

GSA SIN 811-003
Description:
Services include facilities management and consulting, relating to the complete operations, maintenance and repair of federal facilities, such as cemeteries. Services will be management duties including, but not limited to, property and facilities management, planning, scheduling, quality control software support services, and computer and/or facilities management systems.

 Claims Assistance and Examining
OPM GS Series 0998
Description: This series covers one-grade interval administrative support positions that supervise, lead, or perform support and related work in examining, reviewing, developing, adjusting, reconsidering, or recommending authorization of claims by or against the Federal Government. The work requires knowledge of claims processing procedures and claims requirements. This includes the following: examine claims due to loss and damage by or against the Government; settle claims for the payment of monetary allowances or gratuities based upon dependency on an active or deceased former military service member; develop, examine, adjust, reconsider, and/or authorize settlement of claims against the Government; settle claims involving assets of a deceased or incompetent person that are in the possession of a Government agency; and examine and develop claims cases for adjudication including determining and verifying entitlement to benefits, verifying post-entitlement actions regarding beneficiaries, and answering inquiries about benefits or procedures for filing claims.

SOC Code 13-1031
Description: Review settled claims to determine that payments and settlements are made in accordance with company practices and procedures. Confer with legal counsel on claims requiring litigation. May also settle insurance claims. Excludes “Fire Inspectors and Investigators” (33-2021).

GSA SIN 871-7
Description: Claims Services: The CM [Construction Manager] may be tasked to provide Claims Services when and as required by the Government for specific projects. The CM will review disputes and claims from the A&E [Architectural Engineering Services] and/or construction contractor(s) and render all assistance that the Government may require, including, but not limited to, the following: Furnishing reports with supporting information necessary to resolve disputes or defend against the claims; preparation and assembly of appeal files; participation in meetings or negotiations with claimants; appearance in legal proceedings; preparation of cost estimates for use in claims negotiations; preparation of risk assessments/analyses relative to claim exposures; preparation of findings of fact and any other documentation required by the Government.

 Computer Engineering
OPM GS Series 0854
Description: This series covers positions managing, supervising, leading, and/or performing professional engineering and scientific work involving the design, construction, and operation of computer systems, including hardware and software and their integration.

SOC Code 17-2061
Description: Research, design, develop, or test computer or computer-related equipment for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use. May supervise the manufacturing and installation of computer or computer-related equipment and components. Excludes “Software Developers, Applications” (15-1132) and “Software Developers, Systems Software” (15-1133).

GSA SIN 132-51
Description: Includes resources and facilities management, database planning and design, systems analysis and design, network services, programming, millennium conversion services, conversion and implementation support, network services project management, data/records management, subscriptions/publications (electronic media), and other services.

 Contracting
OPM GS Series 1102
Description: This series includes positions that manage, supervise, perform, or develop policies and procedures for professional work involving the procurement of supplies, services, construction, or research and development using formal advertising or negotiation procedures; the evaluation of contract price proposals; and the administration or termination and close out of contracts. The work requires knowledge of the legislation, regulations, and methods used in contracting; and knowledge of business and industry practices, sources of supply, cost factors, and requirements characteristics.

SOC Code 13-1023
Description: Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Purchase raw or semi-finished materials for manufacturing. Excludes “Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products” (13-1021) and “Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products” (13-1022).

SOC Code 11-3061
Description: Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Includes wholesale or retail trade merchandising managers and procurement managers.

GSA SIN 874-6
Description: Contractors shall provide professional support services to agencies in conducting federal acquisition management activities. Services covered by this SIN are: acquisition planning assistance, including market research and recommending procurement strategy: acquisition document development, including cost/price estimates, quality assurance surveillance plans, statements of work, synopses, solicitations, price negotiation memoranda, etc.: expert assistance in supporting proposal evaluations, including price/cost analysis or technical proposal analysis: contract administration support services, including assistance with reviewing contractor performance, developing contract modifications, and investigating reports of contract discrepancies: contract close-out assistance; Competitive Sourcing support, including OMB Circular A-76 studies, strategic sourcing studies, privatization studies, public-private partnerships, and Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act studies. Inherently Governmental services as identified in FAR 7.503 or by the ordering agency are prohibited under MOBIS. It is the responsibility of the Contracting Officer placing the order to make this determination. Ordering activities must require prospective contractors to identify potential conflicts of interest and address those, prior to task order award.

 Correctional Officer
OPM GS Series 0007
Description: This series covers positions involving the correctional treatment, custody, and supervision of criminal offenders in correctional institutions or community-based correctional treatment or rehabilitation facilities. Positions in this series have as their paramount requirement the knowledge and application of correctional skills and techniques.

SOC Code 33-3012
Description: Guard inmates in penal or rehabilitative institutions in accordance with established regulations and procedures. May guard prisoners in transit between jail, courtroom, prison, or other point. Includes deputy sheriffs and police who spend the majority of their time guarding prisoners in correctional institutions.

GSA SIN 246-54
Description: Protective Service Occupations - Including Security Guards, Alarm Monitors, Baggage Inspectors, Corrections Officers, Court Security Officers, Detection Dog Handlers, Detention Officers, Firefighters, Police Officers, Categories to support Operation On-site of Security Functions, and other support and related categories.

 Environmental Protection Specialist
OPM GS Series 0028
Description: This series includes positions that involve advising on, managing, supervising, or performing administrative or program work relating to environmental protection programs (e.g., programs to protect or improve environmental quality, control pollution, remedy environmental damage, or ensure compliance with environmental laws and regulations). These positions require specialized knowledge of the principles and methods of administering environmental protection programs and the laws and regulations related to environmental protection activities.

SOC Code 19-2041
Description: Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources. Excludes “Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists” (19-1023), “Conservation Scientists” (19-1031), “Forest and Conservation Technicians” (19-4093), “Fish and Game Wardens” (33-3031), and “Forest and Conservation Workers” (45-4011).

GSA SIN 899-1
Description: The services include, but are not limited to: planning and documentation services for the development, planning, facilitation, coordination, and documentation of and/or for environmental initiatives (or mandates such as Executive Order 13423) in areas of chemical, radiological, and/or hazardous materials; ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) and sustainable performance measure development; Environmental Assessment (EA) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) preparation under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); endangered species, wetland, watershed, and other natural resource management plans; archeological and/or cultural resource management plans; environmental program and project management; environmental regulation development; economic, technical and/or risk analysis; other environmentally related studies and/or consultations; Homeland Security solutions that include Biochemical protection; crime prevention through environmental design surveys (CPTED); economical, technical and/or risk analysis; identification and mitigation of threats inclusive of protective measures to mitigate the threats; and vulnerability assessments. Compliance services such as review, audit, and implementation/management of EMS and other compliance and contingency plans and performance measures; permitting; spill prevention/control and countermeasure plans; pollution prevention surveys; and Community Right to-Know Act reporting. Advisory Services for ongoing advice and assistance with data and information in support of agency environmental programs involving areas such as Hazardous material spills; material safety data sheets (MSDS), biological/medical data sheets; information hotlines; poison control hotlines; environmental regulations and environmental policy/procedure updates; management, furnishing, or inventory of MSDS. Waste Management Consulting Services to provide guidance in support of waste-related data collection, feasibility studies and risk analyses; Resource Conservation and Recovery Act/Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (RCRA/CERCLA) site investigations; hazardous and/or non-hazardous exposure assessments; waste characterization and source reduction studies; review and recommendation of waste tracking or handling systems; waste management plans and/or surveys; waste minimization/pollution prevention initiatives; and review of technologies and processes impacting waste management.

 Equal Opportunity Compliance
OPM GS Series 0360
Description: This series includes positions performing, supervising, or managing analytical, evaluative, and interpretive equal opportunity and civil rights compliance work. Positions in this series are concerned with the application of civil rights and equal opportunity laws, regulations, and precedent decisions to eliminate illegal discrimination and to remove barriers to equal opportunity. This work involves analyzing and solving equal opportunity and civil rights problems through factfinding, problem analysis, negotiation, and voluntary compliance programs. The work requires judgment in applying equal opportunity principles to solve problems or recommend action. Many positions in this series require specialized knowledge and skill in investigating and resolving allegations of discrimination. This series also includes equal opportunity or civil rights positions of an analytical, evaluative, and interpretative nature that are not properly classified to another series.

SOC Code 13-1041
Description: Examine, evaluate, and investigate eligibility for or conformity with laws and regulations governing contract compliance of licenses and permits, and perform other compliance and enforcement inspection and analysis activities not classified elsewhere. Excludes “Financial Examiners” (13-2061), “Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents” (13-2081), “Occupational Health and Safety Specialists” (29-9011), “Occupational Health and Safety Technicians” (29-9012), “Transportation Security Screeners” (33-9093), “Agricultural Inspectors” (45-2011), “Construction and Building Inspectors” (47-4011), and “Transportation Inspectors” (53-6051).

GSA SIN 595-25
Description: EEO Services may include but are not limited to providing investigation of Discrimination Complaints and Preparation of Reports of Investigation (includes individual Case/consolidated Case-One or Additional Issues, Continuing Violation, On-Line Reporting System, Additional Copies of Investigation Reports). Preparation of an Analysis and Recommended Final Agency Decision (FAD) in Discrimination Complaints, Inquiry, Resolution Attempt, and Preparation of an Analysis and Recommended Final Agency Decision (FAD) on Allegations of Noncompliance With Settlement Agreements or Final Decisions, Resolution Attempt and Report of Inquiry Regarding Notices of Intent to Sue under Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as Amended, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Reference Materials relating to equal opportunity programs, EEO training and Consulting, EEO counseling (Individual and Class Complaint).

 Facility Operations Services
OPM GS Series 1640
Description: This series covers two-grade interval positions that supervise, lead, or perform administrative work that involves operating and maintaining buildings, grounds, and other facilities such as posts, bases, shipyards, depots, medical or health care facilities, power plants, navigation locks, parks, forests, and roadways. The work requires administrative knowledge and skills and broad technical knowledge of the operating capabilities and maintenance requirements of various kinds of facilities, physical plants, and equipment. This series typically involves coordinating and directing work performed by a variety of trades and labor employees and requires broad knowledge of such work; however, this knowledge is not a paramount qualification requirement.

SOC Code 11-9021
Description: Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.

GSA SIN 811-003
Description: Services include facilities management and consulting. Services will be management duties including, but not limited to, property and facilities management, planning, scheduling, quality control software support services, and computer and/or facilities management systems. The service will include adequate staff of personnel and alternates as required, with the necessary management expertise to assure performance of the work in accordance with sound and efficient management practices.

 Financial Analysis
OPM GS Series 1160
Description: This series includes all positions the duties of which are to direct or perform analytical and evaluative work requiring a comprehensive knowledge of (1) the theory and principles of finance applicable to the full range of financial operations and transactions involved in the general activities of the various types of business corporate organizations; (2) the financial and management organization, operations, and practices of such corporate organizations; (3) pertinent statutory or regulatory provisions; and (4) related basic economic, accounting, and legal principles.

SOC Code 13-2051
Description: Conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.

GSA SIN 520-13
Description: Assess and improve financial management systems, financial reporting and analysis, strategic financial planning, financial policy formulation and development. Devise and implement performance measures, conduct special cost studies, perform actuarial services, perform economic and regulatory analysis, assist with financial quality assurance efforts, perform benchmarking.

 Financial Management
OPM GS Series 0505
Description: This series includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to manage or direct a program for the management of the financial resources of an organizational segment, field establishment, bureau, department, independent agency, or other organizational entity of the Federal Government when the duties and responsibilities include: (1) developing, coordinating, and maintaining an integrated system of financial staff services including at least accounting, budgeting, and management-financial reporting, and sometimes also one or more of such related staff services as auditing, credit analysis, management analysis, etc.; (2) exercising effective control over the financial resources of the organization; (3) coordinating and synthesizing financial and management data so as to interpret the composite financial results of operations to all levels of the organization’s management; (4) advising on, developing, coordinating, and carrying out financial policies, procedures, and plans; (5) reviewing, analyzing, evaluating, and reporting upon program accomplishments in financial terms; and (6) advising and assisting the management officials of the organization served by supplying financial management advice required to make management decisions, establish organizational goals and objectives, and in all respects to manage the organization.

SOC Code 11-3031
Description: Plan, direct, or coordinate accounting, investing, banking, insurance, securities, and other financial activities of a branch, office, or department of an establishment.

GSA SIN 520-13
Description: Assess and improve financial management systems, financial reporting and analysis, strategic financial planning, financial policy formulation and development. Devise and implement performance measures, conduct special cost studies, perform actuarial services, perform economic and regulatory analysis, assist with financial quality assurance efforts, perform benchmarking.

 Fire Protection and Prevention
OPM GS Series 0081
Description: This series includes positions that supervise or perform work to control and extinguish fires, rescue persons endangered by fire, and reduce or eliminate potential fire hazards. It also covers fire service positions that: control hazardous materials incidents; provide emergency medical services; train personnel in fire protection and prevention; operate fire communications equipment; develop and implement fire protection and prevention plans, procedures, and standards; and advise on improvements to structures for better fire prevention. Positions in this series require knowledge of: firefighting and fire prevention theory and techniques; fixed and mobile firefighting equipment operation; and/or skill for planning, directing, or carrying out fire protection and prevention programs and operations. 

SOC Code 33-2011
Description: Control and extinguish fires or respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. Duties may include fire prevention, emergency medical service, hazardous material response, search and rescue, and disaster assistance.

GSA SIN 246-54
Description: Including Security Guards, Alarm Monitors, Baggage Inspectors, Corrections Officers, Court Security Officers, Detection Dog Handlers, Detention Officers, Firefighters, Police Officers, Categories to support Operation On-site of Security Functions, and other support and related categories.

 Food Inspection
OPM GS Series 1863
Description: This series includes positions that involve the inspection of slaughter, processing, packaging, shipping, and storing of meat and meat products, poultry and poultry products, fish and fish products, meat products derived from equines, and food establishments engaged in these activities in order to determine compliance with law and regulations that establish standards for the protection of the consumer by assuring them that products distributed to them are wholesome, not adulterated, and properly marked, labeled and packaged. Performance of the work in this series requires the knowledge of normal conditions in live and slaughtered meat, poultry, and fish; of standards of wholesomeness and sanitation of meat, poultry and fish products; and of the processing and sanitation practices of the food production industry or industries inspected.

SOC Code 45-2011
Description: Inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.

GSA SIN 736-4
Description: This SIN is set aside for small business concerns only - Including, but not limited to, the following occupational categories: Audiovisual Librarian, Illustrator I-II, Librarian, Library Technician, Photographer I-V, Public Affairs Officer, Instructor, Child Development I-III, Food Service Worker, Quality Assurance, Food Inspector, Cashier, Desk Clerk, Inspector, Lifeguard.

 General Attorney
OPM GS Series 0905
Description: This series includes professional legal positions involved in preparing cases for trial and/or the trial of cases before a court or an administrative body or persons having quasi-judicial power; rendering legal advice and services with respect to questions, regulations, practices, or other matters falling within the purview of a Federal Government agency (this may include conducting investigations to obtain evidentiary data); preparing interpretive and administrative orders, rules, or regulations to give effect to the provisions of governing status or other requirements of law; drafting, negotiating, or examining contracts or other legal documents required by the agency’s activities; drafting, preparing formal comments, or otherwise making substantive recommendations with respect to proposed legislation; editing and preparing for publication statutes enacted by Congress and opinions or decisions of a court, commission, or board; and drafting and reviewing decisions for consideration and adoption by agency officials.

SOC Code 23-1011
Description: Represent clients in criminal and civil litigation and other legal proceedings, draw up legal documents, or manage or advise clients on legal transactions. May specialize in a single area or may practice broadly in many areas of law.

GSA SIN 520-6
Description: Assist agencies with the full spectrum of professional legal support required for the resolution, management and/or disposition of assets held by the Federal Government.

 General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, and Compliance
OPM GS Series 1801
Description: This series covers positions which supervise, lead, or perform inspection, investigation, enforcement, or compliance work. This series is applicable when the work of the position: is covered by two or more administrative occupations in the General Inspection, Investigation, Enforcement, and Compliance Group, 1800, and no one occupation predominates; or is consistent with this occupational group but not covered by an established series in the 1800 group.

SOC Code 13-1041
Description: Examine, evaluate, and investigate eligibility for or conformity with laws and regulations governing contract compliance of licenses and permits, and perform other compliance and enforcement inspection and analysis activities not classified elsewhere. Excludes “Financial Examiners” (13-2061), “Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents” (13-2081), “Occupational Health and Safety Specialists” (29-9011), “Occupational Health and Safety Technicians” (29-9012), “Transportation Security Screeners” (33-9093), “Agricultural Inspectors” (45-2011), “Construction and Building Inspectors” (47-4011), and “Transportation Inspectors” (53-6051).

GSA SIN 595-27
Description: A variety of timely pre-employment background investigations for persons seeking Federal Government employment are provided. Examples of pre-employment Screening support include but are not limited to: Provide background investigations (background checks) for potential or existing employees in accordance with applicable Federal, State and local regulations. Examples include: Verification of previous employers; salary histories; criminal records checks; education verification; and credit history checks. All investigative activities must be conducted in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act as amended. Upon request, investigative services offered include Local Agency Check (LAC), National Agency Check with Local Agency Checks and credit checks (NACLC), Single Scope Background Investigations (SSBI), SSBI - Periodic Reinvestigation (SSBI-PR) and Single Scope Background Investigations - Misconduct Investigations (SSBI-MI). These investigative services can support the authorized Department/Agencies in acquiring Reports of Investigation (ROI) in areas of public trust, national security and suitability investigations conducted by the Federal Government in compliance with appropriate sections of the United States Code (i.e. Title 5, Title 15), Executive Orders and requesting Department/Agency Directives, Policies and Procedures. Service providers must operate from a facility approved in accordance with the provisions of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM). Investigative Support Personnel and the Field Investigator staff must have active security clearances to the appropriate level as required by the customer Agency/Department.

 Groundskeeper
OPM WG Series 5003 (Gardening)
Description: This standard covers nonsupervisory work requiring knowledge of gardening procedures and skill in growing and tending lawns, flowers, shrubs, and trees. The work includes preparing soil for plants, seeding, thinning, transplanting, trimming, pruning, fertilizing, aerating, mulching, spraying, and dusting of grass, ground cover, flowers, shrubs, and trees.

SOC Code 37-3011
Description: Landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and installation of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units. Excludes “Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse” (45-2092).

GSA SIN 811-002
Description: This category covers services related to the complete operations, maintenance and repair of federal facilities and could include green maintenance. The following facilities maintenance services can be ordered as stand-alone or in multiple combinations. Services could include, but are not limited to: cemetery maintenance; laundry services; pest control services; janitorial/custodial services, to include collection and disposal of refuse and collection and disposal of recycle materials; locksmith services; plumbing operations & maintenance; electrical services to include: high/low voltage systems and maintenance and repair of exterior electrical distribution system; maintenance of energy management control systems (EMCS); refrigeration maintenance; elevator inspection and maintenance service; maintenance of renewable energy systems; repair of water tanks; fire alarm system preventive maintenance and repair service; maintenance support training and consulting services; telephone maintenance; fire suppression system preventive maintenance and repair services; mechanical and operations maintenance & repair of building systems to include: HVAC, boilers, chillers, etc.; tree trimming; grounds maintenance – to include: snow removal & landscaping; operation and maintenance of water distribution systems and septic systems. The following services are also available as they relate to the maintaining of a federal facility. These services should be utilized in conjunction with the Schedule 03FAC, 003 97 (Ancillary Repair and Alterations) SIN, and can not be ordered stand-alone; surface paving as it relates to repair of surface areas; roof repair (excluding complete roof replacement); minor carpentry; minor masonry; painting Note: SIN’s 801 001 and 801 002 can also be utilized for industrial, marine and aerospace applications.  Note: Recycling and Disposal services apply to both inside and outside facilities waste (e.g. routine refuse collection such as office paper, newspaper, beverage containers, cardboard, packing materials, and lawn and garden waste (could include leaves, branches and plant material). For any other recycling and disposal services, refer to Schedule 899, Environmental Services, SIN 899 5, Materials and Waste Recycling and Disposal Services.

 Human Resources Management
OPM GS Series 0201
Description: This series covers two-grade interval administrative positions that manage, supervise, administer, advise on, or deliver human resources management products or services.

SOC Code 11-3049
Description: All Human Resources Managers not listed separately.

SOC Code 11-3041
Description: Plan, direct, or coordinate compensation and benefits activities and staff of an organization. Include job analysis and position description managers.

SOC Code 11-3042
Description: Plan, direct, or coordinate the training and development activities and staff of an organization.

SOC Code 13-1071
Description: Recruit and place workers.

SOC Code 13-1072
Description: Conduct programs of compensation and benefits and job analysis for employer. May specialize in specific areas, such as position classification and pension programs.

SOC Code 13-1073
Description: Conduct training and development programs for employees.

SOC Code 13-1079
Description: All human resources, training, and labor relations specialists not listed separately.

GSA SIN 595-21
Description: Services may include, but are not limited to, providing support in the functions of planning, recruitment and internal placement, position classification, personnel actions, training, employee relations, outplacement, function review/integration services and worker’s compensation.

 Information Technology Management
OPM GS Series 2210
Description: This series covers two-grade interval administrative positions that manage, supervise, lead, administer, develop, deliver, and support information technology (IT) systems and services. This series covers only those positions for which the paramount requirement is knowledge of IT principles, concepts, and methods; e.g., data storage, software applications, networking.   

SOC Code 15-1099
Description: All computer specialists not listed separately.

SOC Code 15-1021
Description: Convert project specifications and statements of problems and procedures to detailed logical flow charts for coding into computer language. Develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, data, and information. May program web sites.

SOC Code 15-1031
Description: Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design databases within an application area, working individually or coordinating database development as part of a team. Exclude “Computer Hardware Engineers” (17-2061).

SOC Code 15-1032
Description: Research, design, develop, and test operating systems-level software, compilers, and network distribution software for medical, industrial, military, communications, aerospace, business, scientific, and general computing applications. Set operational specifications and formulate and analyze software requirements. Apply principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis.

SOC Code 15-1051
Description: Analyze science, engineering, business, and all other data processing problems for application to electronic data processing systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software. Exclude persons working primarily as “Engineers” (17-2011 through 17-2199), “Mathematicians” (15-2021), or “Scientists” (19-1011 through 19-3099). May supervise computer programmers.

SOC Code 15-1061
Description: Coordinate changes to computer databases, test and implement the database applying knowledge of database management systems. May plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard computer databases.

SOC Code 15-1071
Description: Install, configure, and support an organization’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet system or a segment of a network system. Maintain network hardware and software. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May supervise other network support and client server specialists and plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures. Exclude “Computer Support Specialists” (15-1041).

SOC Code 15-1081
Description: Analyze, design, test, and evaluate network systems, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), Internet, intranet, and other data communications systems. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. Research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software. Include telecommunications specialists who deal with the interfacing of computer and communications equipment. May supervise computer programmers.

SOC Code 11-3021
Description: Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming. Excludes “Computer Occupations” (15-1111 through 15-1199).

GSA SIN 132-51
Description: Includes resources and facilities management, database planning and design, systems analysis and design, network services, programming, millennium conversion services, conversion and implementation support, network services project management, data/records management, subscriptions/publications (electronic media), and other services.

 Language Specialist
OPM GS Series 1040
Description: This series includes positions the primary duties of which are to administer, supervise, or perform work in rendering from a foreign language into English or from English into a foreign language the spoken or written word where the objective is accurate translations and/or interpretations.   

SOC Code 27-3091
Description: Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

GSA SIN 382-4
Description: Comprehensive Language Services in support of local, national, or global requirements that support the missions of military, law enforcement, homeland and national security organizations among others. Services include but are not limited to: Collecting, translating/interpreting and delivering mission related data; performing data analysis; cultural consulting; role-playing; Title III monitoring and intercepts; interview support, preparing related reports and assessments; forensic processing; screening/gisting; related project/program management and control for linguist screening and, recruitment; logistical coordination; site supervision and quality control of all related services. Linguists with security clearances are included in the above mentioned services. Services provided under this SIN must include communication from a source language to a target language.

GSA SIN 382-2
Description: Services include the interpretation of oral communication to and from English and native Foreign Languages. Interpretation includes but is not limited to: Simultaneous, Consecutive, Escort, Community, Telephonic and Voiceovers. Interpreter forums may include meetings, conferences, seminars, litigation, briefings, training. Client consultation and project management services provided for scheduling, assignment and logistical coordination of linguist support.

 Logistics Management [Deployment]
OPM GS Series 0346
Description: This series covers positions concerned with directing, developing, or performing logistics management operations that involve planning, coordinating, or evaluating the logistical actions required to support a specified mission, weapons system, or other designated program. The work involves: (1) identifying the specific requirements for money, manpower, material, facilities, and services needed to support the program; and (2) correlating those requirements with program plans to assure that the needed support is provided at the right time and place. Logistics work requires: (1) knowledge of agency program planning, funding, and management information systems; (2) broad knowledge of the organization and functions of activities involved in providing logistical support; and (3) ability to coordinate and evaluate the efforts of functional specialists to identify specific requirements and to develop and adjust plans and schedules for the actions needed to meet each requirement on time. Positions in this series require some degree of specialized knowledge of some or all of the logistics support activities involved. The paramount qualification requirement, however, is the ability to integrate the separate functions in planning or implementing a logistics management program.

SOC Code 11-3071
Description: Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.

GSA SIN 874-504
Description: Deployment Logistics - Typical tasks include contingency planning, identifying/utilizing regional or global resources, integrating public/private sector resources, inventory/property planning, movement, storage, end-to-end office and industrial relocation/expansion services, including project/asset/construction management, space planning and project integration/implementation, pre-positioning assets, facilitating customs processing/accountability; and deploying communications and logistics systems to permit rapid deployment and management of supplies and equipment.

 Logistics Management [Planning]
OPM GS Series 0346
Description: This series covers positions concerned with directing, developing, or performing logistics management operations that involve planning, coordinating, or evaluating the logistical actions required to support a specified mission, weapons system, or other designated program. The work involves: (1) identifying the specific requirements for money, manpower, material, facilities, and services needed to support the program; and (2) correlating those requirements with program plans to assure that the needed support is provided at the right time and place. Logistics work requires: (1) knowledge of agency program planning, funding, and management information systems; (2) broad knowledge of the organization and functions of activities involved in providing logistical support; and (3) ability to coordinate and evaluate the efforts of functional specialists to identify specific requirements and to develop and adjust plans and schedules for the actions needed to meet each requirement on time. Positions in this series require some degree of specialized knowledge of some or all of the logistics support activities involved. The paramount qualification requirement, however, is the ability to integrate the separate functions in planning or implementing a logistics management program.  

SOC Code 13-1081
Description: Analyze and coordinate the logistical functions of a firm or organization. Responsible for the entire life cycle of a product, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, and final disposal of resources.

GSA SIN 874-501
Description: Services that include all phases of planning, acquisition and management of logistics systems. These services include, but are not limited to planning, acquisition, design, development, testing, production, fielding, management, operation, maintenance, sustainment, improvement, modification and disposal. Examples of the type of services that may be performed under this SIN include: logistics consulting for planning for the acquisition and life cycle phases of supply and value chain systems including the following: defining and establishing program objectives, strategies, plans and schedules; develop milestone documentation; market research and acquisition planning; material requirements identification, planning, acquisition and management; develop specifications or performance based work statements and task estimates; develop, document and support maintenance procedures and technical manuals; configuration data management and related documentation; expansion and consolidation studies, field problem analysis and recommendation of corrective actions and system modernization; needs assessment/system assessment; inventory/asset/vendor management; inventory management and operation (inclusive of salvage, recycle and/or disposal management); operation of warehouses, stockrooms, storage facilities or depots; fulfillment systems and operations; platform management; information logistics processing systems analysis design, and implementation; staging, shipping, receiving, packing, crating, moving and storage (excluding household goods); packaging, labeling, bar coding system consultation, design, implementation, operation and maintenance; design and installation of material handling systems; hazardous material storage and handling (non-radioactive only); warehouse and location management systems; recycling program management of warehousing materials; preservation and protection of specialized inventory or documents; maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) support and/or support process management; aircraft repair and maintenance; ship repair and maintenance; property disposal management; logistics strategic planning services; logistics systems engineering services; logistics program management services and support; Unique Identification (UID)/Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) services; program and project management; acquisition and life cycle management; spares modeling; supply chain integration planning; global integrated supply chain solutions planning and implementation.

 Management and Program Analysis
OPM GS Series 0343
Description: This series includes positions that primarily serve as analysts and advisors to management on the evaluation of the effectiveness of government programs and operations or the productivity and efficiency of the management of Federal agencies or both. Positions in this series require knowledge of: the substantive nature of agency programs and activities; agency missions, policies, and objectives; management principles and processes; and the analytical and evaluative methods and techniques for assessing program development or execution and improving organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Some positions also require an understanding of basic budgetary and financial management principles and techniques as they relate to long range planning of programs and objectives. The work requires skill in: application of factfinding and investigative techniques; oral and written communications; and development of presentations and reports.  

SOC Code 13-1111
Description: Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants. Excludes “Computer Systems Analysts” (15-1121) and “Operations Research Analysts” (15-2031).

GSA SIN 874-1
Description: Contractors shall provide expert advice, assistance, guidance or counseling in support an agency’s mission-oriented business functions. Services covered by this SIN are: management or strategy consulting; program planning, audits, and evaluations; studies, analyses, scenarios, and reports relating to an agency’s mission-oriented business programs or initiatives, such as defense studies, tabletop exercises or scenario simulations, educational studies, regulatory or policy studies, health care studies, economic studies, and preparedness studies; executive/management coaching services; customized business training as needed to successfully perform/complete a consulting engagement; policy and regulation development assistance; expert witness services in support of litigation, claims, or other formal cases; advisory and assistance services in accordance with FAR 37.203. Financial audits are covered under GSA Schedule 520, Financial and Business Services, are not allowed under this SIN. The term “consulting” as defined herein does not include staff augmentation.

 Mechanical Engineering
OPM GS Series 0830
Description: This series covers positions managing, supervising, leading, and/or performing professional engineering and scientific work: involving the design, development, commission, manufacture, operation, maintenance, and disposal of mechanical devices and systems and their equipment and/or components; and concerning the principles of motion, energy, force, and material properties to ensure mechanical devices and systems and their equipment and/or components function safely, reliably, efficiently, and economically.  

SOC Code 17-2141
Description: Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

GSA SIN 871-1
Description: Services required under this SIN involve the definition and interpretation of high level organizational engineering performance requirements such as projects, systems, missions, etc., and the objectives and approaches to their achievement. Typical associated tasks include, but are not limited to an analysis of mission, program goals and objectives, requirements analysis, organizational performance assessment, special studies and analysis, training, and consulting. Example: The evaluation and preliminary definition of new and/or improved performance goals for navigation satellites such as launch procedures and costs, multi-user capability, useful service life, accuracy and resistance to natural and man made electronic interference. Contractors are awarded one or more of the following primary engineering disciplines (PEDs), under this Special Item Number: Chemical Engineering (CE) Civil Engineering (CI) Electrical Engineering (EE), Mechanical Engineering (ME).

 Medical Records Technician
OPM GS Series 0675
Description: This series covers one-grade interval technical support positions that supervise, lead, or perform support work in connection with processing and maintaining medical records for compliance with regulatory requirements. It also covers positions that review, analyze, code, abstract, and compile or extract medical records data. The work requires a practical knowledge of medical record procedures and references and the organization and consistency of medical records. Positions also require a basic knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology.   

SOC Code 29-2071
Description: Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the heath care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry’s numerical coding system. Excludes “File Clerks” (43-4071).

GSA SIN 621-039
Description: Medical Assistant (Certified/Registered) Medical Record Clerk Medical Record Technician Medical Transcriptionist

 Nurse
OPM GS Series 0610
Description:  This series covers positions that require a professional knowledge of nursing. Positions involve providing care to patients in hospitals, clinics, occupational health units, homes, schools and communities; administering anesthetic agents and supportive treatments to patients undergoing surgery or other medical procedures; promoting better health practices; teaching; performing research in one or more phases of the field of nursing; or consulting and advising nurses who provide direct care to patients.  

SOC Code 29-1111
Description: Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Include advance practice nurses such as: nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified nurse midwives, and certified Registered nurse anesthetists. Advanced practice nursing is practiced by RNs who have specialized formal, post-basic education and who function in highly autonomous and specialized roles.

GSA SIN 621-025
Description: Registered Nurses (Includes General and Specialized)

GSA SIN 621-053
Description: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

GSA SIN 621-054
Description: Nurse Practitioner

 Police
OPM GS Series 0083
Description:  This series includes positions the primary duties of which are the performance or supervision of law enforcement work in the preservation of the peace; the prevention, detection, and investigation of crimes; the arrest or apprehension of violators; and the provision of assistance to citizens in emergency situations, including the protection of civil rights. The purpose of police work is to assure compliance with Federal, State, county, and municipal laws and ordinances, and agency rules and regulations pertaining to law enforcement work.  

SOC Code 33-3051
Description: Maintain order and protect life and property by enforcing local, tribal, State, or Federal laws and ordinances. Perform a combination of the following duties: patrol a specific area; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.

GSA SIN 246-54
Description: Including Security Guards, Alarm Monitors, Baggage Inspectors, Corrections Officers, Court Security Officers, Detection Dog Handlers, Detention Officers, Firefighters, Police Officers, Categories to support Operation On-site of Security Functions, and other support and related categories.

 Program Management
OPM GS Series 0340
Description: This series includes all classes of positions the duties of which are to manage or direct, or to assist in a line capacity in managing or directing, one or more programs, including appropriate supporting service organizations, when the paramount qualification requirement of the positions is management and executive knowledge and ability and when the positions do not require competence in a specialized subject-matter or functional area. (Positions in which specialized subject matter or functional competence is a necessary qualification requirement are classifiable to whichever specialized or general series is most appropriate.)  

SOC Code 11-1021
Description: Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services. Excludes First-Line Supervisors.

GSA SIN 874-7
Description: Contractors shall provide services to assist agencies in planning, initiating, managing, executing, and closing out mission-oriented business programs and projects. Services included are: Project leadership and communications with stakeholders; project planning and scheduling; earned value management support; project management, including performance monitoring and measurement; reporting and documentation associated with project/program objectives; stakeholder briefings, participation in required meetings, and related project support services; program integration services; and project close-out services. All services must be provided and performed under the supervision/management of the contractor’s Project Manager or Program Manager. Orders for services under this SIN without an accompanying Program/Project Manager labor category are prohibited. The primary purpose and preponderance of work for any project awarded under this SIN must be for professional business services. Services covered by other GSA Schedules shall only be included in the project scope if they are directly related to the successful accomplishment of the project and are incidental to the overall effort. It is the responsibility of the Contracting Officer placing the order to make this determination.

 Quality Assurance
OPM GS Series 1910
Description: This series includes all positions the duties of which are to perform, administer, or advise on work concerned with assuring the quality of products acquired and used by the Federal Government. The work of this series involves: (1) the development of plans and programs for achieving and maintaining product quality throughout the item’s life cycle; (2) monitoring operations to prevent the production of defects and to verify adherence to quality plans and requirements; and (3) analysis and investigation of adverse quality trends or conditions and initiation of corrective action. The duties of these positions require analytical ability combined with knowledge and application of assurance principles and techniques, and knowledge of pertinent product characteristics and the associated manufacturing processes and techniques.  

SOC Code 17-2112
Description: Design, develop, test, and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production processes, including human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination. Excludes “Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors” (17-2111).

GSA SIN 811-003
Description: Services include facilities management and consulting. Services will be management duties including, but not limited to, property and facilities management, planning, scheduling, quality control software support services, and computer and/or facilities management systems. The service will include adequate staff of personnel and alternates as required, with the necessary management expertise to assure performance of the work in accordance with sound and efficient management practices. [For separate SIN requirements not part of integrated facility management systems support such as independent energy management systems, intrusion alarm systems, and guard services, see schedule 84]

 Security Guard
OPM GS Series 0085
Description: This series includes positions the primary duties of which are the performance or supervision of protective services work in guarding Federally owned or leased buildings and property; protecting Government equipment and material; and controlling access to Federal installations by employees, visitors, residents, and patients. The purpose of security guard work is to protect and prevent loss of materials or processes which are important for national defense, for public health or safety, or as national treasures.  

SOC Code 33-9032
Description: Guard, patrol, or monitor premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. May operate x-ray and metal detector equipment. Excludes “Transportation Security Screeners” (33-9093).

GSA SIN 246-54
Description: Including Security Guards, Alarm Monitors, Baggage Inspectors, Corrections Officers, Court Security Officers, Detection Dog Handlers, Detention Officers, Firefighters, Police Officers, Categories to support Operation On-site of Security Functions, and other support and related categories.

 Statistics
OPM GS Series 1530
Description: This series covers positions that manage, supervise, lead, or perform scientific work or provide professional consultation in applying statistical theories, techniques, and methods to gather, analyze, interpret, and/or report quantified information.   

SOC Code 19-3022
Description: Plan, develop, or conduct surveys. May analyze and interpret the meaning of survey data, determine survey objectives, or suggest or test question wording. Includes social scientists who primarily design questionnaires or supervise survey teams. Excludes “Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists” (13-1161) and “Statisticians” (15-2041).

GSA SIN 874-3
Description: Contractors shall provide surveying relating to mission-oriented business issues. Contractors shall assist with or perform all phases of the survey process. Services covered by this SIN are: survey planning, design, and development; pretest/pilot surveying; assessing reliability and validity of data; conducting/administering surveys; analyses of quantitative and qualitative survey data; production of reports related to the survey; briefings of results to stakeholders.

 Technical Writing and Editing
OPM GS Series 1083
Description: This series includes positions that involve writing or editing technical materials, such as reports of research findings; scientific or technical articles, news releases, and periodicals; regulations in technical areas; technical manuals, specifications, brochures, and pamphlets; or speeches or scripts on scientific or technical subjects. Technical writers and technical editors draw on a substantial knowledge of a particular subject-matter area, such as the natural or social sciences, engineering, law, or other fields. The work involves the development of information and analysis to select and present information on the specialized subject in a form and at a level suitable for the intended audience.  

SOC Code 27-3042
Description: Write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating and maintenance instructions. May assist in layout work.

GSA SIN 736-5
Description: This SIN is set aside for small business concerns only - Including, but not limited to, the following occupational categories: Accounting Support, Audit Support, Contracting Support (Contract Specialist/Administrator), Desktop Publisher, Financial Analyst, Librarian, Market-Research Analyst, Occupational Analyst, Personnel Analyst, Procurement Clerk, Program Analyst, Researcher, Real Estate Asst., CAD Illustrator, Drafter/Designer, Cartographic Technician, Computer Based Training (CBT), Specialist/Instructor, Civil Engineering Technician, Drafter I-IV, Engineering Technician I-VI, Environmental Technician, Graphic Artist (Designer), Paralegal/Legal Assistant I-IV, Instructor, Laboratory Technician (Laboratory Tester), Technical Writer, Construction Representative, QA/QC Inspector, Architect.

 

 

Sources:

Office of Personnel Management, “Federal Classification and Job Grading Systems: Position Classification Standards for White Collar Work.” http://www.opm.gov/fedclass/html/gsseries.asp (Downloaded March 7, 2011)

Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Standard Occupational Classification: 213 SOC Major Groups.” http://www.bls.gov/soc/major_groups.htm (Downloaded March 7, 2011)  

General Services Administration, “GSA SINs and descriptions.” http://www.gsaelibrary.gsa.gov/ElibMain/scheduleSummary.do (click on the “Services” link in the “Category Guide” box, then enter the SIN in the search field) (Downloaded March 7, 2011)

Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Occupational Employment Statistics.” http://www.bls.gov/oes/ (Downloaded March 7, 2011)

 

Notes:

 1 These job and service descriptions are matched to the best of our ability based on the data contained in three separate, non-standardized classification systems: the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Classification and Job Grading Systems, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics List of SOC Occupations, and the General Services Administration’s SIN system. To remedy the inability to make precise cost comparisons, POGO has recommended creating standardized classification systems that are compatible throughout the federal government.

 2 In four instances (Cartography, Fire Protection and Prevention, Food Inspection, and Language Specialist), the National Compensation Survey (NCS) did not collect data for jobs with titles comparable to the Office of Personnel Management’s job classification system. For those instances, POGO used the job descriptions provided by the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) program.

 3 POGO chose this SOC code because managers of cemeteries fall within the U.S. Census code B018 (“Managers, Properties & Real Estate”), which is incorporated into SOC 11-9141 (“Property, Real Estate, and Association Managers”).

 

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