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Conceptual Thinking: Understands a situation
or problem by identifying patterns or connections and addressing
key underlying issues. Conceptual thinking includes organizing the
parts of an issue or situation in a systematic way.
Sees Basic Relationships: Links parts
of a problem to a broader set of issues or relationships. Sees patterns
or trends when looking at information.
Sees Multiple Relationships: Analyzes relationships among several
parts of an issue or situation. Uses multiple associations of events
and applies concepts from other fields when analyzing events or
Clarifies Complex Data or Situations: Uses alternative ways of looking
at issues or problems and linking complex information to a solution.
Analyzes, plans and integrates concepts into a structured and rational
process. Makes complex ideas or situations clear, simple and/or
understandable. Assembles ideas, issues and observations into clear
and useful explanations and solutions.
Applies Complex Concepts In Area of Responsibility: Adapts and applies
concepts in new ways that improve the delivery of information and
programs in support of departmental priorities. Identifies several
solutions and weighs the value of each in moving the work of the
Creates New Concepts That Advance the Departmental Priorities: Creates
and applies concepts that are new and different to advance departmental
direction. Demonstrates leadership in thinking and integrating efforts
with stakeholders internally and externally that clearly influences