A position description (job description) lists your primary duties and responsibilities and is an
essential feature of the job evaluation and grading system. Position descriptions are also
used as an aid for determining skill, knowledge, and ability requirements for recruitment and
placement; developing employee performance plans; and identifying job training needs.
Unless you are in a trade or craft occupation, your job description will include a description of
major duty followed by a description of your position in terms of nine job evaluation factors. A
good description is a straightforward presentation of the work of a position in clear, easy to
understand language. It is not intended to be a complete and detailed enumeration of your
duties - only a description of your major functions.
You should receive your position description when you receive your official
appointment document (Notification of Personnel Action). If you have any questions
regarding your duties or your position description, you should consult with
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