Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA) Defined

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA) Defined

 

Knowledge

An organized body of information, usually of a factual or procedural nature which, if applied, makes adequate performance on the job possible.


Skill

The proficient manual, verbal, or mental manipulation of data or things. It is desirable, quantifiable, and measurable; e.g., skill in typing, skill in operating a vehicle, skill in editing for transposed numbers, skill in distinguishing batches of cloth of the same basic color by small differences in shade.


Ability

Capability to perform an observable activity at the present time; e.g., ability to write reports, ability to analyze numerical data, ability to plan and organize work.

 



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