We have an opening for an ISSO in my division. Job posting here:
Note: this position closes the day we reach 50 applications. Therefore if interested please apply asap.
@To qualify for jobs at the GS-9 grade (or equivalent) level you need a master's degree, and for the GS-11 grade (or equivalent) level you need a doctoral degree. At these levels, the advanced degree must be directly related to the work of the job you're applying to.
Those degree requirements seem unlikely, plus they are not mentioned in the GS-13 announcement as linked on USA Jobs .Please provide your source for that claim.
The Education requirements are if you have no experience relevant to the grade. Also, a recent executive order requires OPM to look at experience as a primary driver for all positions. More information can be found here:
Thanks for the question!