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Tempe's competencies were derived from those developed by the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor. ( ).

Additional competencies or adjustments to current competencies may occur over time to reflect more specific skills needed and/or changes to job classifications.

What are Job Competencies?
The knowledge, various skills, aptitudes and personal characteristics that an individual needs to display or to develop for successful performance in a specific job classification. 
How does adding competencies help?

Competencies assist employees (and applicants for vacant positions) to better understand the expectations for a specific job classification.

Competencies provide supervisors with more specific skills and attributes to focus on when performance planning, coaching, and/or mentoring employees.

Where will competencies be listed?

Job descriptions have a link to this webpage.

Competencies will be added to job descriptions and become part of the overall performance management program. 

How are competencies assigned?

Foundational competencies are assigned to all job classifications – these are necessary skills and attributes for all City employees.

Additional competencies are assigned based on the organizational level of the classification:

  • Non-Supervisor
  • Supervisor
  • Manager
  • Deputy Director
  • Director