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PMmgr  
#1 Posted : Monday, November 07, 2011 3:04:18 PM(UTC)
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What is the equivalent of a GS14 working in operations for the private sector? Thanks.  
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#2 Posted : Monday, November 07, 2011 9:44:12 PM(UTC)
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PMmgr wrote:
What is the equivalent of a GS14 working in operations for the private sector? Thanks.  
 
I'm not exactly sure what exactly you're asking. Are you asking what job in the private sector would a GS-14 position in operation be equal to? Like if you're a GS-14 operations manager, what job would that qualify you for in the private sector? Or are you asking what jobs in the private sector would qualify you for a GS-14 operations position with the federal government?

If you're asking about whether or not your private sector job would qualify you for a GS-14 job in the federal government thats something that HR would determine.

The experience you gained in the private sector for a GS-14 job must be at least at the GS-13 level, usually what HR does to determine this is to do a salary equivalency, so they take what you were making in the private sector and equate that salary to a GS level to determine if your experience while doing whatever you said you were doing was equivalent to the GS-13 level.

GS-13 is something like 80k in most of the country, so if you were making 80k for a year+ the work you were doing would probably be given GS-13 equivalency.

So if you were in a job for a year+ doing things that equated to what they say the qualifications for the GS-14 job are then you should be found qualified, but it all depends on how HR determines your qualifications on review(if they do one).

Now, operations could mean thousands of different things to different jobs and people. The easiest thing to do is compare your qualifications to the qualifications in a specific job announcement.
 
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, November 08, 2011 9:48:24 PM(UTC)
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Although salary is a consideration, HR specialists also use the position classification guides and standards to determine the grade equivancy of your private sector experience and the qualification guides to weight years of experience.
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, November 09, 2011 4:39:18 AM(UTC)
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Also they consider stuff like:
1) How many people you managed
2) the size of the operations you managed
3) The size of the budget you managed, etc, etc
When you start to approach the 13/14/15 in GS speak, it usually involves managing things, peoples or dollars. If your experience gave you that, then you may qualify. If it didn't, they may find you not qualified enough.
I second the notion of salary equivialancy. I have seen lots of HR specialists go on just salary determinations and have seen it go both for and against peoples wishes.
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#5 Posted : Sunday, November 13, 2011 11:59:07 PM(UTC)
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Thanks for the input. Its much appreciated.
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