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KSAs And
Assessments
CareerProPlus.com
• As a part of the federal-wide Hiring Reform Initiative
(streamlining the hiring process), 89% of federal
agencies have c...
Have KSAs Been
Eliminated?
• Yes and No. Some federal agencies continue to
write their federal vacancy announcements that
...
What Are KSAs?
• When you apply for a federal government
position, some federal job announcements require
additional state...
What Do KSAs Require?
• For many announcements, these questions are separate
3/4- to 1-page answers to questions related t...
How Do You Answer
KSAs?
• KSAs can be difficult questions to answer. Each KSA
will be graded from 5 to 20 points per answe...
How Are KSAs Priced?
• We price our KSAs based on the amount of time it
will take us to write them for you. We write the K...
What Do We
Recommend?
• We recommend that you hire us to write both your
KSAs and federal resume. By doing this, you will
...
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  1. 1. KSAs And Assessments CareerProPlus.com
  2. 2. • As a part of the federal-wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), 89% of federal agencies have committed to the elimination of the requirement of narratives, or Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs), from the initial application in the hiring process. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are most likely NOT required to provide a narrative response for each KSA.
  3. 3. Have KSAs Been Eliminated? • Yes and No. Some federal agencies continue to write their federal vacancy announcements that require KSA assessments. These KSA assessments can be found on the federal online application system such as USAJOBS or AVUE. There may be specific character limits per KSA assessment. It is very important that you read the entire federal vacancy announcement to determine if KSA assessments are indeed required to be incorporated within the federal resume itself, and/or separately on the online application system.
  4. 4. What Are KSAs? • When you apply for a federal government position, some federal job announcements require additional statements. These statements are known as KSAs: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. They also may be called Selective Factors, Key Elements, TQs (Technical Qualifications), or KSAOs (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics). If they are requested, they are required.
  5. 5. What Do KSAs Require? • For many announcements, these questions are separate 3/4- to 1-page answers to questions related to the job for which you are applying. Other announcements may specify other lengths, or may ask to include answers to the KSAs in your federal resume. Some announcements require you to cut and paste your KSA answers in an online application. Since 89% of most federal agencies eliminated KSAs, you may see the statement “KSAs are optional.” If you have the option, include the KSAs, because you will receive a much higher rating on your federal application. We highly recommend that you READ each vacancy announcement carefully for the specific requirements. We can help you to read and interpret these announcements to determine what is actually required.
  6. 6. How Do You Answer KSAs? • KSAs can be difficult questions to answer. Each KSA will be graded from 5 to 20 points per answer, and are critical in your being ranked as “Qualified” or “Best Qualified.” We offer our expertise in writing these statements, highlighting your experience to ensure maximum KSA ranking.
  7. 7. How Are KSAs Priced? • We price our KSAs based on the amount of time it will take us to write them for you. We write the KSAs so they can be reused for other positions that ask similar questions, saving you money as you apply for additional federal positions.
  8. 8. What Do We Recommend? • We recommend that you hire us to write both your KSAs and federal resume. By doing this, you will submit a complete package that represents you at your best, with the federal resume including all pertinent information in the KSAs. However, if you think your federal resume is already a polished document, we are happy just to write your KSAs for you.
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