What is a Position Description?


A position description is an official statement of the characteristics of a class of positions. The description is composed of several parts including the basic function of the position, a list of representative duties assigned to the position, qualifications, skills, knowledge and abilities, and working conditions.

Employees may perform any combination of the essential functions shown under representative duties. The position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with the classification, but is intended to accurately reflect the principle job elements.