JOB DESCRIPTION TEMPLATERev. 1 -- July 2006
. Instructions for Completing the Job Description Template
Please use this template for all
job descriptions (including MSP), both new
andreclassification requests.2.Please include information on all of the following factors:*
of the position
—Describe the changes in the position since the last review.
of the position (including “essential functions” according to ADA requirements)
Scope and Impact
Problem-solving and Decision-making
Skills, abilities and knowledge
required to perform the work
Employee, supervisor and department head should sign. If submitted electronically,check the box that a signed copy is on file in the department.*If a factor does not apply, please indicate “Not applicable.”3.If applicable, two additional sections should be completed:
for supervisory positions
for positions proposed for IT titles (Computer Resource Specialists, Programmer/Analysts,Computing Resource Managers)4.In completing the template, please provide sufficient detail to respond to the questions. The format is notintended to limit the information you provide, though we encourage brevity in general and ask that “Major Functions” be limited to no more than two pages.5.The template incorporates the MSP factors of accountability (scope and impact, decision-making), knowledge,complexity, and innovation (both in problem-solving and decision-making). As a result the template may beused for MSP positions; no additional form is required.6.For professional research support positions, please complete the Staff Research Associate Questionnaire in lieuof this form.7.Please be sure to complete a Physical/Environmental/Mental Demands (PEM) Form.
Include the department level
and the unit which the position is part of. It should besufficiently detailed to reflect departmental structure and the position's relationship in the current organization.
Please make sure the position is clearly marked.
Show the names of employees in the unit, their payrolltitles, and their functional titles. If necessary, use one organizational chart for the people and an overlay for thefunctions.9.If the Template is being submitted for a reclassification request, please include a copy of the previous jobdescription.
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