To recruit and select federal team members for second round locations, the SC2 initiative created position descriptions for team leads and team members. These position descriptions took into account the most important attributes of each role as identified during the SC2 team pilot study. These position descriptions were used to introduce potential federal team members to the roles they might play during implementation.
The SC2 Council also worked to address the challenge of matching team members’ skills to the particular needs of the second round cities by implementing an intense selection process for cities. Council members focused on closely matching the skills and expertise of SC2 team members to the needs and priorities cities described in their applications.