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Position Descriptions

The position description should accurately reflect the duties and responsibilities of the position. A well-written position description produces a mental picture of a job and eliminates the question, “But what does the person in this position actually do?”

Position descriptions reflect a position’s assigned duties as they exist today and not as they may be in six months. The position description provides the information necessary to classify the position.

Position descriptions should be “incumbent neutral” and not based on any quality of an incumbent (such as knowledge, skills, abilities, performance, dedication, loyalty, years of service, or degree).