In Sociocracy, can there be hard requirements among the qualifications in selection processes?

Yes. Sometimes we separate out the “must-have” vs. “nice-to-have” qualifications. Hard requirements are also sometimes written down in the role description. Don’t overengineer the qualifications, however, and only do the absolute minimum to come to a reasoned choice.

For more information, check out our handbook Many Voices One Song section 3.6