Job Descriptions

A job description is a formal document describing the nature, scope, physical requirements, essential functions and responsibilities of a specific job within the organization. Job descriptions are used for purposes of providing employees information about their duties and responsibilities, for evaluating positions for placement in the appropriate grade level, training and development, annual performance appraisals, promotions, recruiting, and hiring. Job descriptions are prepared by the supervisor or department manager.    

The Office of Human Resources is responsible for: 

  1. Administering the overall job description program; 
  2. Providing the necessary training, instructional materials, and assistance to employees, supervisors, and department managers;
  3. Monitoring job descriptions for proper format;
  4. Maintaining a central file of all current job descriptions; and
  5. Ensuring that all positions have a job description.