First Appointment Leader Competencies

A first appointment leader or new leader, while not grade specific, is defined as a Service employee below the General Schedule (GS) wage level of GS-11 or similar Wage Grade (WG) level.  The first appointment leader is assuming leadership duties for the first time, typically as a new supervisor or team leader.  The first appointment leader may not be a supervisor of record but demonstrates leadership abilities..

Click on the links below for the definition and importance of each competency.

first appointment leader graphic link to the problem solving competency in the PDF guide link to the flexibility competency in the PDF guide link to the accountability competency in the PDF guide link to the Creativity-Innovation competency in the PDF guide link to the team building competency in the PDF guide link to the customer service competency in the PDF guide link to the technical credibility competency in the PDF guide