**Please note this only applies to NON Career Executive Appointments (CEA) applicants**.
Along with the State Examination/Employment Application (STD 678) job announcements may identify additional documents (e.g., Resume, Statement of Qualifications, Supplemental Questionnaire) that must be provided by the applicant to complete the application package. If a required application document is requested on the job advertisement and it is not provided in the application package, the applicant may not be considered for the job.
The Statement of Qualifications (SOQ) is a narrative discussion of the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) an applicant possesses in relation to the desirable qualifications of the advertisement. The SOQ is used as a screening tool that provides the hiring manager with a sample of the applicant’s writing skills, style as an employee, and how well the applicant can align their experience with the job they are applying for.
Desirable Qualifications provide a basis for competitively evaluating each applicant, and include special personal characteristics, interpersonal skills, and additional qualifications. These qualifications represent additional attributes the hiring manager is seeking and provides the applicant with specific job expectations to measure their relative ability. Applicants can target their job search by competing for positions whose desirable qualifications match their experience and skills.
The hiring manager may or may not outline specific desirable qualifications on the job advertisement. Examples of desirable qualifications may include:
A Supplemental Questionnaire is a mechanism for obtaining an applicant’s qualifications and experience in job-related areas. Supplemental Questionnaires consist of a series of questions that may be scored as part of the application screening process, and may serve as a written interview for the recruitment.