supergrade

[soo-per-greyd]
noun U.S. Government.
1.
a high-level rank, Grade 16, 17, or 18, in the federal civil service.
2.
a government employee having such a rank.
adjective
3.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of such a rank or employee.

Origin:
super- + grade

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