Labor Category Descriptions
Primary task is providing advice and technical assistance in the preparation of annual budgets. Measure organizational performance; assess the effects of various programs and policies on the budget. Analysts examine budget estimates or proposals for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with established procedures, regulations, and organizational objectives. May employ cost-benefit analysis to review financial requests, assess program tradeoffs, and explore alternative funding methods. Examine past and current budgets and research economic and financial developments that affect the organization’s spending. Develop guidelines and policies governing the formulation and maintenance of budgets. May conduct training sessions for company or government agency personnel regarding new budget procedures.
Financial Systems Analysts typically have professional education and experience as follows:
• Analyst, Financial Systems I
– Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or accounting; 3 years professional experience in a related field.
FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES Collect, review, and analyze information in order to make recommendations to the Government. Define the nature and extent of problems. Analyze relevant data, which may include annual revenues, employment, or expenditures. Interview managers and employees while observing their operations. Develop solutions to problems. In the course of preparing recommendations, understand the nature of the organization, the relationship it has with others in the Government, and its internal organization and culture. Prepare and solve mathematical models. Report findings and recommendations to the Government. Reports are usually submitted in writing, but oral presentations regarding findings also are common. For some projects, management analysts are retained to help implement the suggestions they have made.
Management Analysts typically have professional education and experience as follows:
• Analyst, Management II
– Bachelor's Degree in a business or technical field; 7 years’ experience in engineering/science management, operations research analysis or financial/cost analysis. Significant experience in U.S. Government programs or operations.
• Analyst, Management III
– Bachelor's Degree in a business or technical field; 10 years’ experience in engineering/science management, operations research analysis or financial/cost analysis. Significant experience in U.S. Government programs or operations.
Work requires thorough familiarity with the work unit. Selects appropriate methods from a wide variety of procedures or makes adaptations or interpretations of a limited number of substantive guides. May perform general clerical duties, bookkeeping, or other administrative tasks, including analysis of data. These tasks may often vary in type or sequence. Classifies and indexes file material such as correspondence, reports, technical documents, etc. in an established filing system containing a number of varied subject matter files. Significant problems are referred to others.
Clerks, General II typically have the following education and experience:
High school/vocational school degree or GED certificate and 3 years’ experience.
• Clerk, General III
Uses some subject-matter knowledge and judgment to complete assignments consisting of numerous steps that vary in nature and sequence. Selects from alternative methods and refers problems not solvable by adapting or interpreting substantive guides, manuals or procedures. Typical duties include: assisting in a variety of administrative matters, maintaining a wide variety of financial or other records, verifying statistical reports for accuracy and completeness, and handling and adjusting complaints. May also direct lower level clerks.
Clerks, General III typically have the following education and experience:
High school/vocational school degree or GED certificate and 5 years’ experience.
Adapts to a variety of nonstandard problems which require extensive operator intervention (e.g., frequent introduction of new programs, applications, or procedures). In response to computer output instructions or error conditions, chooses or devises a course of action from among several alternatives and alters or deviates from standard procedures if standard procedures do not provide a solution (e.g., reassigning equipment in order to work around faulty equipment or transfer channels); then refers problems. Typically, completed work is submitted to users without supervisory review. Computer Operators typically have professional education and experience as follows:
• Computer Operator IV
– High School/Vocational School diploma or GED Certificate and 5 years’ related experience.
FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES Prepares various drawings of such units as construction projects or parts and assemblies, including various views, sectional profiles, irregular or reverse curves, hidden lines and small or intricate details. Work requires use of most of the convention drafting techniques and a working knowledge of the terms and procedures of the occupation. Makes arithmetic computations using standard formulas. Familiar or recurring work is assigned in general terms. Unfamiliar assignments include information on methods, procedures, source of information, and precedents to follow. Simple revisions to existing drawings may be assigned with a verbal explanation of the desired results. More complex revisions are produced from sketches or specifications which clearly depict the desired product. Typical assignments include: From a layout and manual references, prepares several views of a simple gear system. Obtains dimensions and tolerances from manuals and by measuring the layout. Draws base and elevation views, sections, and details of structures; revises complete sets of roadway drawings; or prepares block maps, indicating water and sewage line locations. Prepares and revises detail and design drawings for such projects as the construction and installation of electrical or electronic equipment, plant wiring, and the manufacture and assembly of printed circuit boards. Drawings typically include details of mountings, frames, guards, or other accessories; conduit layouts; or wiring diagrams indicating transformer sizes, conduit locations and mountings.
Drafter/ CAD Operators typically have professional education and experience as follows:
• Drafter/CAD Operator II
– Associate Degree (Technical School degree (or equivalent College Course Credits) in Drafting, Illustrating or Graphic Arts); 3 years professional experience preparing various drawings of such units as construction projects or parts and assemblies, including various views, sectional profiles, irregular or reverse curves, hidden lines and small or intricate details.
• Drafter/CAD Operator IV
- Associate Degree (Technical School degree (or equivalent College Course Credits) in Drafting, Illustrating or Graphic Arts); 7 years professional experience working closely with design originators, preparing drawings of unusual, complex, or original designs which require a high degree of precision.
FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES Computer hardware and software engineers’ research, design, develop, and test computer hardware and software programs. Hardware refers to computer chips, circuit boards, computer systems, and related equipment such as keyboards, modems, and printers. Computer software engineers develop the software systems that control computers. Computer hardware engineers work exclusively with computers and computer-related equipment. In addition to design and development duties, computer hardware engineers supervise the manufacturing and installation of computers and computer-related equipment.
Computer software engineers develop new computer software systems and to incorporate new technologies in a rapidly growing range of applications. Computer software engineers apply the principles and techniques of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis to the design, development, testing, and evaluation of the software and systems that enable computers to perform their many applications. Software engineers analyze users’ needs and design, construct, test, and maintain computer applications software or systems. Computer software engineers can be involved in the design and development of many types of software, including software for operating systems and network distribution, and compilers, which convert programs for execution on a computer. They also solve technical problems that arise. Software engineers must possess strong programming skills, but are more concerned with developing algorithms and analyzing and solving programming problems than with actually writing code. The programming languages most often used are C, C++, and Java, with Fortran and COBOL used less commonly.
Computer Engineers typically have professional education and experience as follows:
• Engineer, Computer I
- Bachelor's level degree in Computer, Electrical or Electronics Engineering or Mathematics with field of concentration in computer science.
• Engineer, Computer II
- Bachelor's level degree in Computer, Electrical or Electronics Engineering or Mathematics with field of concentration in computer science; 3 years of professional experience in computer design, software development or computer network.
• Engineer, Computer III
- Bachelor's level degree in Computer, Electrical or Electronics Engineering or Mathematics with field of concentration in computer science; 7 years of professional experience in computer design, software development or computer network.
• Engineer, Computer IV
– Master’s Degree in Computer, Electrical or Electronics Engineering or Mathematics with field of concentration in computer science; 7 years of professional experience in computer design, software development or computer network.
FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES Design Engineers develop and compare alternative layouts or designs, which utilize equipment of various kinds and capabilities in diverse physical arrangements. This may involve consideration of structural, mechanical, and hydraulic features. Examples of tasks for Design Engineers include, working on preliminary designs and specifications and evaluating the numerous and frequent change in design and performance which affect the
assigned equipment prior to and during production. Other tasks include, reviewing new approaches to circuitry and power distribution or incorporation of automatic self-test methods in equipment design.
• Engineer, Design I
- Bachelor's level degree in an Engineering discipline or Industrial Design
• Engineer, Design III
- Bachelor's level degree in an Engineering discipline or Industrial Design; 7 years of professional experience in mechanical, structural or electrical/electronic design.
Design Engineers typically have professional education and experience as follows:
FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES Electrical and electronics engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical and electronic equipment, including broadcast and communications systems, electric motors, machinery controls, lighting, and wiring in buildings, automobiles, aircraft, radar and navigation systems, and transmission devices used by electric utilities. Electrical and electronics engineers work closely with computers.
Electrical and electronics engineers specialize in different areas such as power generation, transmission, distribution, communications, and electrical equipment manufacturing. Electrical and electronics engineers design new products, write performance requirements, and develop maintenance schedules. They also test equipment, solve operating problems, and estimate the time and cost of engineering projects.
Electrical/Electronic Engineers typically have profession education and experience as follows:
• Engineer, Electrical/Electronics II
– Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering and 3 years professional experience
• Engineer, Electrical/Electronics IV
– Master’s level degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering and 10 years professional experience.
FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES Mechanical engineers research, develop, design, manufacture, and test tools, engines, machines, and other mechanical devices. They work on power-producing machines such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines. They also develop power-using machines such as refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment, machine tools, material handling systems, elevators and escalators, industrial production equipment, and robots used in manufacturing.
Mechanical engineers also design tools that other engineers need for their work. Mechanical engineers rely on computers to assist them in efficiently performing computations, and by permitting the modeling and simulation of new designs as well as facilitating changes to existing designs. Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) are used for design data processing and for turning the design into a product.
Mechanical Engineers typically have profession education and experience as follows:
• Engineer, Mechanical I
– Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
• Engineer, Mechanical II
– Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and 3 years professional experience.
• Engineer, Mechanical III
- Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and 7 years professional experience.
• Engineer, Mechanical IV
– Master’s level degree in Mechanical Engineering and 10 years professional experience.
A Systems Engineer, also known as lead systems analyst, a network engineer who can also program, or a software engineer who can also manage networks, is an IT professional who oversees the creation of hybrid software, web and hardware products from initial specifications to final rollout and maintenance. These products are often sophisticated systems that run on the web. The systems engineer is responsible to integrate various network operating systems, application programs and hardware devices.
Duties of a systems engineer typically include managing the development cycle associated with producing a resilient software, hardware and web application, including: specification, design, coding, testing and maintenance.
Systems engineering is like putting together a puzzle, matching varied pieces together to make one cohesive whole. Systems engineers are concerned with the "big picture" of a project in addition to technical aspects and must consider details like cost, schedules and social issues that may be associated with a project.
Systems Engineers typically have profession education and experience as follows:
• Engineer, Systems II
– Bachelor’s degree in Engineering; 3 years professional experience.
• Engineer, Systems III
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering; 7 years professional experience.
• Engineer, Systems IV
– Master’s level degree in Engineering and 10 years professional experience.
Duties require the ability to use common media such as tempera, oils, pen-and-ink or pencil with average skill. Copies drawings, either by tracing or freehand. Applies coloring or wash to line drawings; letters by hand or by use of templates; and does detail or background work on illustration which have been prepared by illustrator of higher grade. When working with scientific and technical equipment acquires basic knowledge of subject matter field and develops information about the field of work that will be illustrated. When working in the general field of illustration acquires necessary information about the subject of the illustrations or applies general knowledge to the subject. Assigned to projects involving several of the common art media such as pen-and-ink, pencil, tempera, wash, oils and airbrush over a period of time. These projects require the illustrator to be proficient in the use of these media and in executing acceptable drawings of many styles. Executes drawings that have been conceived by others and presented in the form of rough sketches. Acquires information about the subject assigned to illustrate and develops a background of subject matter knowledge by carrying out illustrating assignments. Illustrating work assigned does not require prior knowledge about the subject illustrated. The projects to which this worker is assigned usually involve several of the common art media (as in the case of Illustrator II), but the illustrations themselves typically require a higher degree of skill in the use of many of the media. This degree of skill is required because (a) the speed with which the illustration must be completed requires the ability to work quickly and competently in order to produce an acceptable finished product within the available time limit; (b) the illustration calls for the use of fine detail, special artistic effects, or an unusual use of the chosen medium; or (c) the method of reproduction, the use to which the illustration is to be put, or the information or artistic results desired calls for exceptional care and skill in the use of the medium. The themes illustrated may be either concrete in nature or they may represent ideas and abstract concepts. The illustrations differ from those typical of Illustrator II in that they are expected to interpret the publications, chart, poster, or exhibit in which they appear, while Illustrator II presents factual rather than interpretative material.
Illustrators typically have profession education and experience as follows:
• Illustrator I
– Associate Degree (Technical School degree in Illustrating, Graphic Arts or Drafting).
Logisticians integrate the spectrum of the logistics processes within the operational, acquisition and wholesale environments. Logisticians are responsible for directing the integrated logistics process, developing support policies, procedures and systems, and providing implementation guidance. The Logistician prepares and implements directives to ensure effective logistics support, and establishes and enforces standards to ensure that the assigned work force is properly trained and equipped. It is the Logistician's duty to develop, initiate, integrate and manage all logistics actions associated with life cycle management of weapon systems, subsystems and equipment
Logisticians typically have profession education and experience as follows:
• Logistician II
– High school/vocational school degree or GED certificate; 7 years professional experience in integrated logistics support.
Assists one or more workers in the skilled maintenance trades by performing specific or general duties of lesser skill, such as keeping a worker supplied with materials and tools; cleaning working area, machine, and equipment; assisting journeyman by holding materials or tools; and performing other unskilled tasks as directed by journeyman. The kind of work the helper is permitted to perform varies from trade to trade. In some trades the helper is confined to supplying, lifting, and holding materials and tools, and cleaning working areas; and in others the worker is permitted to perform specialized machine operations, or parts of a trade that are also performed by workers on a full-time basis
Maintenance Trades Helper
s typically have profession education and experience as follows:
• Maintenance Trades Helper
– High school/vocational diploma or GED certificate and 2 years of general experience assisting one or more workers in the skilled maintenance trades by performing specific or general duties of lesser skill.
Administrative managers coordinate and support services to organizations. These workers manage the services that allow organizations to operate efficiently, such as secretarial and reception, administration, payroll, conference planning and travel, information and data processing, mail, materials scheduling and distribution, printing and reproduction, records management, telecommunications management, security, parking, and personal property procurement, supply, and disposal. They also implement procedures to improve productivity and customer service. In addition, some administrative services managers acquire, distribute, and store supplies, while others dispose of surplus property or oversee the disposal of unclaimed property. They are responsible for coordinating the physical workplace with the people and work of an organization.
Administrative Managers typically have the following education and professional experience:
• Manager, Administrative I
– Associate degree in any field and 2 years general experience in the field of management or operations of an enterprise.
• Manager, Administrative II
– Bachelor's level degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business Administration; 3 years general experience in the field of management or operations of an enterprise.
• Manager, Administrative III
– Bachelor’s level degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business Administration; 7 years general experience in the field of management or operations of an enterprise.
Program Managers are concerned with the overall planning, direction and success of major programs, systems development efforts, and research or technology initiatives which have great significance to the activity’s and agency’s needs. Programs are typically large, multi-year efforts divided into several sub-programs/tasks. Program Managers are also responsible for the overall program definition, organization, and direction of short and long range plans. This includes the responsibility for formulating, guiding, and directing the technical approach; and defining and negotiation with activity and agency personnel for necessary resources. Establishment and control of technical milestones, schedules, budgets and costs are also essential tasks for the Program Manager.
Program/Project Managers typically have the following education and professional experience:
• Manager Program/Project II
- Bachelor’s level degrees in a technical or managerial discipline and 10 years’ experience in program/project management.
• Manager Program/Project III
- Bachelor’s level degrees in a technical or managerial discipline and 15 years’ experience in program/project management.
Specialist, Configuration Management
A Configuration Management Specialist is responsible for configuration management issues associated with maintaining and controlling all hardware inventory, documentation, product releases, and software configuration management. They also work closely with the Configuration Control Board in defining and implementing procedures for releasing new products throughout the entire life.
Configuration Management Specialists typically have the following education and professional experience:
• Specialist, Configuration Management III
– Bachelor’s Degree in any field and 10 years’ experience in configuration management.
Develops, writes and edits material for reports, manuals, briefs, proposals, instructions books, catalogs and related technical and administrative publications concerned with work methods and procedures, and installation, operation, and maintenance of machinery and other equipment. Acts as supervisor to other Technical Writers. Observes production, developmental, and experimental activities to determine operating procedure and detail. Interviews production and engineering personnel and reads journals, reports, and other material to become familiar with product technologies and production methods. Organizes material and completes writing assignment according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology. Reviews published materials and recommends revisions or changes in scope, format, content, and methods of work and revisions. Edits material prepared by other writers or plant personnel. May specialize in writing material regarding work methods and procedures.
A Supervisory Technical Writer typically has the following education and professional experience:
• Technical Writer/Editor
- Bachelor's level degree in any field; 3 years professional experience in technical writing/editing.
The Technical Writer writes and edits technical reports, brochures, and/or manuals for internal documentation, customer reference, or publication. This person researches and analyzes available literature and verifies copy with appropriate departments, and may coordinate production and distribution of materials
A Technical Writer typically has the following education and professional experience:
• Technical Writer I
– An Associate’s degree in any field and 2 years professional experience in technical writing/editing.
• Technical Writer II
- A Bachelor’s degree in any field and 1 year professional experience in technical writing/editing.
• Technical Writer III
- A Bachelor’s degree in any field and 2 years professional experience in technical writing/editing.
Technicians, Engineering have similar general technical duties as they relate to their specific technical discipline (electrical, electronics, or mechanical). Specific responsibilities and examples are as follows:
• Technician, Engineering II
Must be able to follow standard work methods on recurring assignments but receives explicit instructions on unfamiliar assignments; technical adequacy of routine work is reviewed on completion; non routine work may also be reviewed in process. Must perform at this level one or a combination of such typical technical duties within their respective discipline. As an example, a Mechanical Technician II would be required to be proficient at following specific instructions, assembles or constructs simple or standard equipment or parts; may service or repair simple instruments or equipment, conducting a variety of tests using established methods. Prepares test specimens, adjusts and operates equipment, and records test data, pointing out deviations resulting from equipment malfunction or observational errors or extracting engineering data from various prescribed but non standardized sources; processes the data following well-defined methods including elementary algebra and geometry; presents the data in prescribed form.
Engineering Technicians II typically have the following education and professional experience:
High School/Vocational School diploma or GED Certificate; 1 year work related experience in that required of a Technician, Engineering I (above) with the specific technical discipline. Also required experience in performing standardized or prescribed assignments, involving a sequence of related operations.
• Technician, Engineering IV
Handles assignments, which are typically parts of broader assignments, are screened to eliminate unusual design problems. May also plan such assignments. Receives technical advice from supervisory or engineer; work is reviewed for technical adequacy (or conformity with instructions). May be assisted by lower level technicians and have frequent contact with professionals and others within the establishment. Performs at this level one or a combination of such typical duties as: Develops or reviews designs by extracting and analyzing a variety of engineering data. Applies conventional engineering practices to develop, prepare, or recommend schematics, designs, specifications, electrical drawings and diagrams; hardware fittings or test equipment involving a variety of mechanisms; conventional piping systems; and
Engineering Technicians IV typically have the following education and professional experience:
Associate Degree (Technical School Diploma); 4 year work related experience in that required of a Technician, Engineering I through III (above) with the specific technical discipline. Also, must have experience in performing non routine assignments of substantial variety and complexity, using operational precedents which are not fully applicable. Note (1)
building site layouts; Conducts tests or experiments requiring selection and adaptation or modification of a wide variety of critical test equipment and test procedures; sets up and operates equipment; records data, measures and records problems of significant complexity that sometimes require resolution at a higher level; and analyzes data and prepares test reports; Applies methods outlined by others to limited segments of research and development projects; constructs experimental or prototype models to meet engineering requirements; conducts tests or experiments and redesigns as necessary; and records and evaluates data and reports findings.
• Technician, Engineering V
Selects and adapts plans, techniques, designs, or layouts. Contacts personnel in related activities to resolve problems and coordinate the work; reviews, analyzes, and integrates the technical work of others. Supervisory or professional engineer outlines objectives, requirements and design approaches; completed work is reviewed for technical adequacy and satisfaction of requirements. May train and be assisted by lower level technicians. Performs at this level one of a combination of such typical duties as: Designs, develops, and constructs major units, devices, or equipment; conducts tests or experiments; analyzes results and redesigns or modifies equipment to improve performance; and reports results; From general guidelines and specifications (e.g., size or weight requirements), develops designs for equipment without critical performance requirements which are difficult to satisfy such as engine parts, research instruments, or special purpose circuitry. Analyzes technical data to determine applicability to design problems; selects from several possible design layouts; calculates design data; and prepares layouts, detailed specifications, parts lists, estimates, procedures, etc. May check and analyze drawings or equipment to determine adequacy of drawings and design; Plan or assist in planning tests to evaluate equipment performance. Determine test requirements, equipment modification, and test procedures; conducts tests using all types of instruments; analyzes and evaluates tests results, and prepares reports on findings and recommendations.
Engineering Technicians V typically have the following education and professional experience:
Associate Degree (Technical School Diploma); 5 year work related experience in that required of a Technician, Engineering I through IV (above) with the specific technical discipline. Must also have experience in performing non routine and complex assignments involving responsibility for planning and conducting a complete project of relatively limited scope or a portion of a larger and more diverse project. Note (1)
• Technician, Engineering VI
Serves as an expert in a narrow aspect of a particular field of engineering, e.g., environmental factors affecting electronic engineering. Complexity of assignments typically requires considerable creativity and judgment to devise approaches to accomplish work, resolve design and operational problems, and make decisions in situations where standard engineering methods, procedures, and techniques may not be applicable. Supervisor or professional engineer provides advice on unusual or controversial problems or policy matters; completed work is reviewed for compliance with overall project objectives. May supervise or train and be assisted by lower level technicians. Performs, at this level, one or a combination of such typical duties as: Prepares designs and specifications for various complex equipment or systems (e.g., a heating system in an office building, or new electronic components such as solid state devices for
Engineering Technicians VI typically have the following education and professional experience:
Associates level degree in an Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering Technology, Physics or Mathematics; 5 year work related experience in that required of a Technician, Engineering I through V (above) with the specific technical discipline. Must also have experience in independently planning and accomplishing complete projects or studies of broad scope and complexity.
instrumentation equipment); Plans approach to solve design problems; conceives and recommends new design techniques; resolves design problems with contract personnel, and assures compatibility of design with other parts of the system; Designs and coordinates test set ups and experiments to prove or disprove the feasibility of preliminary design; uses untried and untested measurement techniques; and improves the performance of the equipment. May advise equipment users or redesign to solve unique operational deficiencies; Plans approach and conducts various experiments to develop equipment or systems characterized by (a) difficult performance requirements because of conflicting attributes such as versatility, size, and ease of operation; or (b) unusual combination of techniques or components. Arranges for fabrication of pilot models and determines test procedures and design of special test equipment.
• Word Processor I
FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES Produces a variety of standard documents, such as correspondence, form letters, reports, tables and other printed materials. Work requires skill in typing; a knowledge of grammar, punctuation and spelling; and ability to use reference guides and equipment manuals. Performs familiar, routine assignments following standard procedures. Seeks further instructions for assignments requiring deviations from established procedures.
Word Processors I typically have the following education and specific experience:
High School/Vocational School diploma or GED Certificate, no experience required
• Word Processor III
FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES Must have both a comprehensive knowledge of word processing software applications and office practices and a high degree of skill in applying software functions to prepare complex and detailed documents. For example, processes complex and lengthy technical reports which include tables, graphs, charts, or multiple columns. Uses either different word processing packages or many different style macros or special command functions. Independently completes assignments and resolves problems.
Word Processors III typically have the following education and specific experience:
High School/Vocational School diploma or GED Certificate; 2 years’ experience in those duties required of a Word Processor I and II (above).
Equivalencies of Experience for Education
Note (1) - The advanced technical training curricula packages provided to former military personnel will be considered the equivalent of a technical diploma (e.g., Navy Technical Training "A" or "B" School) or Associate Degree (e.g., Naval Advanced Training "C" School) in the technical field of expertise.
Note (2) A High School Diploma (or GED) or Technical School Diploma (or equivalent - see Note (1)) plus 10 years of specifically-related experience is considered the equivalent of an Associate Degree.
Note (3) –An Associate Degree (or equivalent (see Note (1)) plus 5 years of additional specifically-related experience in a field is considered equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree
Note (4) – A Bachelor’s Degrees plus 10 additional years of specifically-related experience may be substituted for a Master’s Degree.
Note (5) – An Engineering Technology Degree is considered the equivalent of an Associate Degree.