Position Descriptions


Position descriptions describe the functions and responsibilities of a particular position within a department or unit. They are used for:

  • Recruitment, interviews and selection
  • Setting unit expectations
  • Performance Reviews
  • Development and training
  • Career development
  • Succession planning
  • Position Classification and Skill Level Reviews

The Position Description should be written by the manager of the position and may include input from the employee. Most bargaining unit employees are entitled to a position description within 7 days of employment.

To begin writing your position descriptions, please see Tools for Writing Position Descriptions.