HR: Employee Handbook: Position Description

A position description (job description) lists your primary duties and responsibilities and is an essential feature of the job evaluation and grading system. Position descriptions are also used as an aid for determining skill, knowledge, and ability requirements for recruitment and placement; developing employee performance plans; and identifying job training needs.

Unless you are in a trade or craft occupation, your job description will include a description of each major duty followed by a description of your position in terms of nine job evaluation factors. A good description is a straightforward presentation of the work of a position in clear, easy to understand language. It is not intended to be a complete and detailed enumeration of your duties - only a description of your major functions.

You should receive your position description when you receive your official appointment document (Notification of Personnel Action). If you have any questions regarding your duties or your position description, you should consult with your supervisor.

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