Position Description

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A position description is the formal document that describes a job.  Building quality in to this material results in an organic document that lets both applicants and incumbents know what is expected of them, and what they need to offer in order to be successful.   Position descriptions should be updated as often as key responsibilities change, and reviewed no less than every five years.  

Position Descriptions are completed within the PeopleAdmin position management and recruiting system.  Position descriptions include details like the working conditions and hours, typical job duties, types of relationships or interactions with others, scope of responsibility and supervision, budget and supervisor information, required KSAs (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) etc.  For guidance on how to modify an existing staff position, click here


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These materials are a work in progress and continuously evolving based on your feedback and best practices.  Please forward your constructive comments and improvement suggestions to Julane Cappo, Associate Director of Human Resources, at jcappo@nmu.edu.