Human Resources

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Job Group Specific Competencies for all Staff Members

Positions by job group are available at: https://hr.olemiss.edu/compensation/job-descriptions/

 

Job Groups 51, 53, 61, 71, 73, and 75

Accepting Direction – Accepts and follows directions from others; respects authority; complies with requests; does what they are asked to do

Accepting Responsibility – Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development; openly discusses his/her actions and their consequences both good and bad

Acquiring Information – Consults with others on problems and activities; collects information from a range of sources to assist and guide job activities; asks effective questions to obtain information to help him/her perform their job

Adapting to Change – Maintains a positive attitude in the face of change; appropriately adjusts behavior and activities to changing conditions

Displaying Technical Expertise – Keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others

Pursuing Self-Development – Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; engages others in discussions about career development; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities

Working Safely – Respects and follows safety policies and regulations; scans the environment for things that may pose a safety risk; encourages others to utilize safe and healthy work practices

Job Groups 41, 43, 43A and 45

Accepting Direction – Accepts and follows directions from others; respects authority; complies with requests; does what they are asked to do

Accepting Responsibility – Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development; openly discusses his/her actions and their consequences both good and bad

Acquiring Information – Consults with others on problems and activities; collects information from a range of sources to assist and guide job activities; asks effective questions to obtain information to help him/her perform their job

Adapting to Change – Maintains a positive attitude in the face of change; appropriately adjusts behavior and activities to changing conditions

Displaying Technical Expertise – Keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others

Pursuing Self-Development – Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; engages others in discussions about career development; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities

Job Groups 39 and 39A

Acting Decisively – Moves quickly to make decisions and commit to a clear course of action; comfortable making decisions based on partial information; willing to take risks in order to maintain momentum; shows a strong bias toward action

Acting as a Champion for Change – Challenges the status quo; encourages people to question existing methods, practices, and assumptions; supports people in their efforts to try new

Assembling Talent – Actively works to recruit, hire, and retain high performers; constantly looking for talent to add to the organization; creates a challenging and rewarding work environment; has a reputation as a great person to work with

Interacting with People at Different Levels – Comfortable interacting with people at all levels of the organization; adjusts style of conversation based on the audience; uses words and messages appropriate given the background and interests of the people he/she is talking to

Managing Risk – Effectively balances risks and opportunities; thinks through potential positive and negative outcomes; looks for ways to mitigate risks

Navigating Organizations – Understands how work gets done in organizations; builds networks that allow him/her to efficiently drive projects through the organizational structure; maximizes productivity while staying within constraints of formal organizational policies and rules

Pursuing Self-Development – Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; engages others in discussions about career development; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities

Job Group 38

Acting Decisively – Moves quickly to make decisions and commit to a clear course of action; comfortable making decisions based on partial information; willing to take risks in order to maintain momentum; shows a strong bias toward action

Critical Thinking – Skilled at finding logical flaws in arguments and plans; identifies problems and solutions that others might miss; provides detailed insight and constructive criticism into problems and complex situations

Demonstrating Tenacity and Perseverance – Maintains high levels of energy and enthusiasm over an extended amount of time; does not give up when faced with challenging obstacles; completes what he/she starts; sees projects through to the end

Evaluating and Implementing Ideas – Defines requirements and resources needed to implement new ideas; approaches innovation with a practical, task-oriented mindset; converts ideas from general concepts into actionable plans

Pursuing Self-Development – Pursuing Self-Development – Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; engages others in discussions about career development; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities

Work Safely – Respects and follows safety policies and regulations; scans the environment for things that may pose a safety risk; encourages others to utilize safe and healthy work practices

Job Group 37

Assembling Talent – Actively works to recruit, hire, and retain high performers; constantly looking for talent to add to the organization; creates a challenging and rewarding work environment; has a reputation as a great person to work with

Acting as a Champion for Change – Challenges the status quo; encourages people to question existing methods, practices, and assumptions; supports people in their efforts to try new things

Navigating Organizations – Understands how work gets done in organizations; builds networks that allow him/her to efficiently drive projects through the organizational structure; maximizes productivity while staying within constraints of formal organizational policies and rules

Pursuing Self-Development – Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; engages others in discussions about career development; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities

Interacting with People at Different Levels – Comfortable interacting with people at all levels of the organization; adjusts style of conversation based on the audience; uses words and messages appropriate given the background and interests of the people he/she is talking to

Acting Decisively – Moves quickly to make decisions and commit to a clear course of action; comfortable making decisions based on partial information; willing to take risks in order to maintain momentum; shows a strong bias toward action

Managing Risk – Effectively balances risks and opportunities; thinks through potential positive and negative outcomes; looks for ways to mitigate risks

Job Group 35

Acting as a Champion for Change – Challenges the status quo; encourages people to question existing methods, practices, and assumptions; supports people in their efforts to try new things

Acting Decisively – Moves quickly to make decisions and commit to a clear course of action; comfortable making decisions based on partial information; willing to take risks in order to maintain momentum; shows a strong bias toward action

Adapting to Change – Maintains a positive attitude in the face of change; appropriately adjusts behavior and activities to changing conditions

Assembling Talent – Actively works to recruit, hire, and retain high performers; constantly looking for talent to add to the organization; creates a challenging and rewarding work environment; has a reputation as a great person to work with

Interacting with People at Different Levels – Comfortable interacting with people at all levels of the organization; adjusts style of conversation based on the audience; uses words and messages appropriate given the background and interests of the people he/she is talking to

Leveraging Opportunities – Scans the environment for opportunities to grow the business or accelerate performance; encourages people to exploit chances to drive the business forward

Managing Risk – Effectively balances risks and opportunities; thinks through potential positive and negative outcomes; looks for ways to mitigate risks

Navigating Organizations – Understands how work gets done in organizations; builds networks that allow him/her to efficiently drive projects through the organizational structure; maximizes productivity while staying within constraints of formal organizational policies and rules

Pursuing Self-Development – Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; engages others in discussions about career development; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities

Sharing Information – Readily shares knowledge and experience with others; actively participates in discussions and exchanges of ideas

Job Groups 31 and 33

Accepting Responsibility – Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development; openly discusses his/her actions and their consequences both good and bad

Acting Decisively – Moves quickly to make decisions and commit to a clear course of action; comfortable making decisions based on partial information; willing to take risks in order to maintain momentum; shows a strong bias toward action

Adapting to Change – Maintains a positive attitude in the face of change; appropriately adjusts behavior and activities to changing conditions

Interacting with People at Different Levels – Comfortable interacting with people at all levels of the organization; adjusts style of conversation based on the audience; uses words and messages appropriate given the background and interests of the people he/she is talking to

Leveraging Opportunities – Scans the environment for opportunities to grow the business or accelerate performance; encourages people to exploit chances to drive the business forward

Pursuing Self-Development – Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; engages others in discussions about career development; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities

Job Groups 11, 12, and 13

Acting Decisively – Moves quickly to make decisions and commit to a clear course of action; comfortable making decisions based on partial information; willing to take risks in order to maintain momentum; shows a strong bias toward action

Developing Talent – Invests time and resources into building the capabilities of team members; helps people define career goals and establish development plans to achieve them; gives people constructive, developmental feedback and advice

Driving for Results – Aggressively pursues challenging goals and objectives; will to put in considerable time and effort to accomplish objectives; takes a highly focused, goal driven approach toward work

Making Accurate Judgments and Decisions – Bases decisions on a systematic review of relevant facts and information; avoids making assumptions or rushing to judgment; provides clear rationale for decisions

Managing Political Situations – Sensitive to how his/her actions may be interpreted by others; looks at things from other people’s point of view; takes care to communicate so actions are perceived positively; diplomatically handles disagreements and conflicts

Setting a Strategic Vision – Identifies and articulates the strategic goals and direction of the company, division, or group; establishes connections between short term goals and long-term objectives and directions

Solving Complex Problems – Breaks down large problems into smaller, more manageable components; identifies key factors that influence the viability of different solutions; clarifies information needed to solve problems

Working with Financial Information – Understands how financial information is used to guide business decisions; develops accurate financial forecasts; considers decisions from a financial perspective

Related:

Value-Based Competencies
Performance Management
Probationary Reviews for New Staff Members
Progressive Discipline for Staff Members

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