Recruitment Resources

As part of the SAO competency project, the following resources were developed for departments initiating an MSO recruitment:

SAO Position Description Template (.doc | .pdf)

The SAO Position Description Template was created using the six SAO competencies. Hiring authorities are encouraged to use this template as a guide in creating a new SAO position description or for modification purposes if one already exists. It is important to integrate specific information about each position as required (e.g., frequency % of time, size and type of department funds, positions supervised, etc.).

SAO Interview Guide (.doc | .pdf)

The SAO Interview Guide was designed for hiring authorities as a tool for interviewing and selecting SAOs. It is competency-based and built on the premise that past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior. The contents of this guide include the basic principles of competency-based interviewing, guidance on assessing candidates for selection, an interviewing matrix, interviewing tips and sample competency-based behavioral interview questions.