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Accountability*

The ability to create a culture based on clear standards and the expectation that personal responsibility is the norm across all work units

*This competency is part of the Management and Leadership Competencies at UF

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Completes assigned tasks, seeking help when needed.

Follows direction in relation to the time and effort needed to achieve work objectives.

Describes the value of a positive attitude in meeting objectives.

Strives to complete assignments according to established quality measures.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Demonstrates an ability to meet own responsibilities.

Removes obstacles to work objectives.

Maintains a sense of urgency and a positive attitude.

Brings potential problems to the fore, thereby enabling decision makers to keep projects on track.

Adjusts work to accommodate the needs of group processes.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Creates a team environment of accountability and commitment for reaching project goals.

Applies available tools and resources to work efficiently.

Develops and applies project selection and resource allocation criteria with the team.

Helps others to identify and work around problems that could impede progress.

Reinforces positive contributions and recommends adjustments for improving outcomes.

Documents knowledge that can be transferred to other groups.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Sets clear expectations of self and team.

Keeps team focused on executing the priorities on which success will depend.

Monitors personal and team activity against expectations.

Handles performance issues and team barriers to success with assertiveness and determination.

Advocates on behalf of the team within the company as a whole.

Takes actions to ensure the success of the group, unit and company.

Interview Questions

  • What are some of the techniques you use to manage multiple commitments?
  • What should teams do if one member doesn't perform up to the level of the others?
  • Tell me about something you're working on now that is unfinished, and how you plan to finish it.
  • Could you describe a recent example of how you handled a mistake - yours or a teammate's?

Titles with Shared Competencies

Assistant Dean Assistant Dean, Student Affairs Assistant Director, Academic Advising Assistant Director, Academic Support Services Assistant Director, Accounting Assistant Director, Administrative Services Assistant Director, Admissions Assistant Director, Analytic Services Assistant Director, Business Services Assistant Director, Career Services Assistant Director, Child Development Assistant Director, Clinical Research Assistant Director, Communications Assistant Director, Data Management Assistant Director, Education or Training Programs Assistant Director, Emergency Management Assistant Director, Environmental Health & Safety Assistant Director, Facilities Operations Assistant Director, Finance Assistant Director, Florida Agricultural Experiment Station Assistant Director, Health Care Administration Assistant Director, Human Resources Assistant Director, Multipurpose Facility Assistant Director, Museum Operations Assistant Director, Operations Assistant Director, Physical Security Assistant Director, Procurement Assistant Director, Public/Governmental Relations Assistant Director, Real Estate Assistant Director, Research Administration Assistant Director, Safety & Security Assistant Director, Student Affairs Assistant Director, Student Financial Aid Assistant Director, Technology Licensing Assistant Director, University Budgets Assistant Director, University Housing Assistant Director, University Housing Operations Assistant Director, University Housing Residence Life Assistant Director, University Press Assistant University Registrar Associate Dean, Administrative Affairs Associate Dean, Student Affairs Associate Director, Academic Advising Associate Director, Academic Support Services Associate Director, Accounting Associate Director, Administrative Services Associate Director, Admissions Associate Director, Analytic Services Associate Director, Business Services Associate Director, Career Services Associate Director, Child Development Associate Director, Clinical Research Associate Director, Communications Associate Director, Data Management Associate Director, Education or Training Programs Associate Director, Environmental Health & Safety Associate Director, Facilities Operations Associate Director, Finance Associate Director, Health Care Administration Associate Director, Human Resources Associate Director, IT Associate Director, Museum Operations Associate Director, Operations Associate Director, Procurement Associate Director, Public/Governmental Relations Associate Director, Research Administration Associate Director, Safety & Security Associate Director, Student Affairs Associate Director, Student Financial Aid Associate Director, Student Legal Services Associate Director, Technology Licensing Associate Director, University Housing Associate Director, University Housing Operations Associate Director, University Housing Residence Life Associate Director, University Press Associate University Registrar Chief Information Security Officer Controller Director, Academic Advising Director, Academic Support Services Director, Accounting Director, Administrative Services Director, Admissions Director, Analytic Services Director, Audits Director, Business Services Director, Campus Human Resources Director, Campus IT Director, Career Services Director, Child Development Director, Clinical Research Director, Collaborative Initiatives Director, Communications Director, Compliance & Conflicts of Interest Director, Education or Training Programs Director, Environmental Health & Safety Director, Facilities Operations Director, Finance Director, Health Care Administration Director, Human Resources Director, Investigations Director, IT Director, Multipurpose Facility Director, Museum Operations Director, Operations Director, Procurement Director, Public Records Director, Public/Governmental Relations Director, Real Estate Director, Research Administration Director, Safety & Security Director, Sales & Marketing Director, Student Affairs Director, Student Financial Aid Director, Student Legal Services Director, Sustainability Director, University Budgets Director, University Housing Director, University Housing Operations Director, University Housing Residence Life Director, University Press Director, Utilities/Energy Thermal Production Executive Director Financial Officer, SIP Manager, Academic Support Services Manager, Accounting Manager, Assets Manager, Audits Manager, Benefits Manager, Box Office Manager, Clinical Research Manager, Employee Relations Manager, Farm Manager, Finance Manager, Genetic Counseling Manager, Health Care Administration Manager, Health Information Manager, Hotel Manager, Human Resources Manager, Human Resources Processing & Records Manager, Immigration Services Manager, IT Manager, Marine Facilities & Operations Manager, Operations Manager, Postal Services Manager, Privacy Manager, Procurement Manager, Public/Governmental Relations Manager, Transportation Manager, University Records Manager, Warehouse/Stores Senior Director, Facilities Operations Senior Director, Human Resources Senior Director, IT Senior Director, Student Affairs Superintendent, Custodial Superintendent, Grounds Superintendent, Maintenance University Architect University Registrar