Job descriptions enable us to distinguish positions, delineate tasks, determine pay levels, establish performance requirements, recruit for positions, explore reasonable accommodations, and train employees. Without them, our best efforts to staff, develop, and evaluate performance are without direction. In short, a job description tells:
Most descriptions are the result of a joint effort involving the hiring manager and the Human Resources department. Job descriptions must conform to Drury’s established job description style. An existing description for a similar job may be used to “get started” or hiring managers may use Drury’s job description template.