Applicant rating scales

Applicant rating scales

Scale Description Indicators of performance
1

Excellent

The applicant possesses exceptionally well developed & relevant skills & abilities, and the appropriate personal qualities in relation to this criterion, and their performance is outstanding.

(To be used only in cases where exceptional skills have been demonstrated)

Is able to perform at high level without direct supervision for one or more of the following reasons:

  • excellent job knowledge
  • exceptionally reliable
  • considerable demonstrated ability in problem solving and the application of change.

Appears to instinctively and effectively deal with all matters relating to the position.

2

Fully competent

The applicant possesses highly developed and relevant skills and abilities, and would perform consistently well against this criterion.

Would require little supervision to achieve good results, for one or more of the following reasons:

  • would be reliable and responsible
  • well developed (sound) job knowledge
  • would be able to suggest and initiate improvements
  • would be well able to deal with all of the routine and most of the complex matters relating to the position.

3

Competent

The applicant possesses relevant skills, abilities and personal qualities and would be generally effective against this criterion.

Would require routine supervision to perform at an acceptable level for one or more of the following reasons:

  • reasonable/good job knowledge
  • makes few errors
  • generally reliable
  • would require guidance for more complex situations
  • could carry responsibility but would not seek it
  • could deal with all routine matters involving the position.
4

Requires development

The applicant possesses some skills, abilities and personal qualities relevant to the criterion, but is limited on others. Would be able to temporarily perform the duties with close supervision but would require further training and development to meet the standard required against this criterion.

Would require close supervision to perform at an acceptable level for one or more of the following reasons:

  • only basic/general job knowledge
  • could follow directions but would require frequent checking-follow-up
  • could deal with most routine matters involving the position
  • inconsistency with work performance.
5

Unsatisfactory (below standard)

The applicant is unable to demonstrate that they possess the adequate skills, abilities and personal qualities. They would not be suitable to perform the duties even on a temporary basis.

Would be unable to perform the duties and require constant supervision for one or more of the following reasons:

  • limited job knowledge
  • makes frequent error
  • poor work output
  • would have difficulty carrying responsibility or solving problems
  • would have difficulty dealing with routine matters involving the position.

N/A

Not assessed

Where the Selection Committee was unable to determine whether the applicant met the selection criterion from the information provided, or referee comments were insufficient to make an assessment.

 

Overall assessment of applicant (for comparative assessment)

HS: Highly Suitable Majority of selection criteria assessed as Excellent or Fully Competent
S: Suitable Majority of selection criteria assessed at least Competent. There may be a limited number of criteria assessed asRequiring Development
NS: Not Suitable Rated as Unsuitable or assessed as Requires Developmentagainst most of the selection criteria

 

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