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Competency Models Project

Description: Develop Competency Models for MCO - Develop 3 Competency Models to update position descriptions and vacancy announcements as well as to conduct a competency proficiency assessment of the Center's workforce so as to determine any proficiency gaps. This project assures the Center's workforce has the knowledge and skills necessary to operate as a high performing organization.

Accomplishment: CVM's competencies define the knowledge, skills and abilities needed by CVM staff to support the Center's vital human and animal health objectives. CVM has accomplished the following activities as a result of this project:

  • CVM utilized the technical competency models to draft competency-based PDs. The information captured in these PDs allows for the development of effective job analyses, the creation of assessment questions that will successfully gauge an applicant’s knowledge, skill and ability pertaining to the occupations, and the development of informative vacancy announcements which will outline the fundamentals of the positions advertised;
  • The development of the competency models was a crucial milestone in defining the Center’s multi-faceted, competency-based staffing approach; and
  • The competency models will also afford the basis for CVM’s strategic human capital procedures.

Click on these links to view the models: Veterinary Medical Officer Competencies and Key Behaviors, Biologist Competencies and Key Behaviors, and Consumer Safety Officer Competencies and Key Behaviors.

Milestone DescriptionMilestone DateMilestone StatusMilestone Completion Date

1. Complete VMO Competency Model


Completed 4/12/2010

2. Complete CSO Competency Model


Completed 4/12/2010

3. Complete Biologist Competency Model


Completed 4/12/2010

Key Projects Legend

Milestone StatusDefinition
Not Yet StartedWork for specific milestone has not yet been started.
CompletedMilestone and/or overall project is completed.
On TrackMilestone - On track for completion by milestone deadline. Quarter status - Project is on track for completion based on overall milestone status.
On HoldMilestone - On hold, but deadline for completion has not passed. Quarter status - Project is on hold, based on overall milestone status.
DelayedMilestone - Delayed as it has not been completed and deadline has passed. Quarter status - Project is delayed based on overall milestone status.



Mission Critical Occupations


Position Descriptions


Veterinary Medical Officer


Consumer Safety Officer

Note: The data provided on this website is produced on an ongoing basis for performance management purposes and is subject to change due to updates of preliminary estimates, corrections, or other reasons. In addition, FDA may change the type or amount of data provided on this website at any time. Information marked as "Completed" may include measures and/or key projects for which activities are ongoing but no longer tracked as part of FDA-TRACK.