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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B - Competency Modeling Worksheet." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2011. Practical Resources for Recruiting Minorities for Chief Executive Officers at Public Transportation Agencies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13324.
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24 Pre-Work: Determine What Information Currently Exists about the Role • Examples of organizational charts involving this position (this information will illustrate the span of control, re- porting relationships, and may yield some insight into decisionmaking); • Copy of any existing job descriptions for the target job(s); • Policies and procedures manuals (including training man- uals, etc.); • Performance evaluations/multi-rater feedback; Potential Competency Modeling Questions • What kinds of knowledge, skills, abilities, or personal char- acteristics (i.e., competencies) are required to perform the job? (Identify three to five key or primary, several sec- ondary.) Specifically, what kinds of leadership skills are required? • What are the recurring or inescapable challenges and diffi- culties associated with this position? • What activities or behaviors differentiate a top performer in this position from a marginal or poor performer (i.e., what does “success” mean in this role/position)? • Beyond the formally defined reporting relationships, what is the nature of the interactions between this position and other positions (i.e., with whom are there close working re- lationships)? To what extent, and how, does someone in the target job get work done through others? • How does the target job contribute to, and fit in with, busi- ness goals and plans? • What key future challenges do you anticipate for this position? A P P E N D I X B Competency Modeling Worksheet

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