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Job Descriptions

Job descriptions help managers and their staff in a number of ways:

  • To summarize the general responsibilities and competencies of a position
  • As a tool to use in the course of hiring new or additional staff
  • To work with the HR team to determine career ladders, review compensation data and manage internal equity
  • As a framework for reviewing performance

Your Human Resources Business Partner can help you summarize the primary functions and core duties for each position.

Standard Job Descriptions
Standardized job descriptions are available for most administrative, research, and program or project positions. You can get copies of these job descriptions and salary ranges from your Human Resources Business Partner.

Creating a New Job Description
You do not need to create a new job description each time you have an opening. If there have been substantial changes to an existing job or a new position has been added in your department, contact your Human Resources Business Partner and we will work through the process with you.