This will depend largely on the job analysis method you are using. Please check with your agency’s human resources office for scoring, rating cut-offs, and other determinations of task and competency criticality based on your specific job analysis procedures.
For detailed instructions regarding OPM’s recommendations for determining critical tasks and competencies, please see Appendix G of the Delegated Examining Operations Handbook, (http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/competitive-hiring/deo_handbook.pdf).
For more information regarding job analysis, please visit OPM’s Assessment and Selection website, http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/assessment-and-selection/, or contact us at Assessment_Information@opm.gov.
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