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Category Rating

The three categories of qualified candidates in Category Rating are "gold" (best qualified), "silver" (highly qualified), or "bronze" (qualified).  Actual scores for categories may differ based on the specific job requirements and available applicant pool.  Each category is broadly defined as:

Gold category:  highly proficient with an overall comprehensive level of knowledge; skills, and abilities of the job based on a complete review of experience, education, and training, as described in an applicant's responses to vacancy announcement questions, narrative essays, and resume.  Generally, candidates scoring 90 and above will meet the gold (best qualified) requirement.

Silver category:  competent in the position with an overall accomplished level of knowledge, skills and abilities of the job based on a complete review of experience, education, and training, as describe in an applicant's responses to vacancy announcement questions, narrative essay's and resume.  Generally, candidates scoring between 80 and 89,9 will meet the silver (highly qualified) requirements.

Bronze category:  an overall basic level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the job based on a completed review of experience, education, and training, as described in an applicant's responses to vacancy announcement questions, narrative essays, and resume.  Generally, candidates scoring between 70 and 79.9 will meet the bronze (qualified) requirements.