The IDP form has a column for training objectives. Once KSAs are identified, even in rough form, you are in a good position to decide on just the right combination of details, lateral assignments, formal courses and alternative training methods to develop the KSAs you need for targeted positions. Use the general definitions to focus on your assessment and identify experiences and training that support these competencies. The definitions will help you focus on the assessment that follows.
Know Your KSAs (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
KSAO Examples and Tips for Outstanding KSAs
June 11, TBS Staff. Your service in the military can qualify you for a wide range of jobs in the public sector. If your goal is to transition into a public sector job in the federal government, you will be required to present your KSAs, or Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. Your KSAs are a series of narrative statements indicating your qualifications for certain vacancies based on your experience and background.
Applying for Federal Jobs
KSA's are narrative statements that are required by Government agencies when applying to Federal positions. Graded on a point system, they are used in complement of Federal resumes to assess candidates' skills, knowledge and ability to perform a job. Featuring usually between 3 and 10 questions, KSA's are determinant in Federal hiring decisions, sometime having more weight than resumes as to select the best candidate for the job. KSA answers must not only be properly formatted, according to Federal guidelines, but they must also include all the information that government recruiters are looking for, which will convince them that your knowledge, skills and abilities match and exceed job requirements. Answering KSA questions yourself would require hours of work studying Federal documents which, trust me, isn't that fun.
This course is fast-moving, interesting, engaging, and active. The course targets federal employees who would like to change positions or get promoted. Travel is not included in the Instructor fee.