Q: A position was upgraded from GS-2005-7 to GS-2010-9 here at my department. Because of these changes (series and grade), should this position be open for competition? Should it be announced to eligible applicants? Are there any references that you can provide regarding this issue?
A: It’s not a “upgrade” when a position is in a different occupational series and two grades higher. You are currently a GS-7 employee in the Supply Clerical and Technical series (GS-2005). The new position is set at GS-9 in the Inventory Management series (GS-2010). The qualification and classification standards for the 2005 series are at www.opm.gov/fedclass/gs2005.pdf. Once you’ve read that, click on GS-2010 and read those.