Positions Descriptions (PDs) play a critical role in a variety of processes in University Personnel. Without a PD we can’t classify a position or recruit for a vacancy. A PD describes the essential functions of a position, how much time is spent doing those functions, and the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to do the work. The PD is used to build a job posting when a position is vacant and may be used to determine whether or not a work accommodation can be made, should such a need arise. The Classification & Compensation team can help you develop a PD and will work with you to ensure the work is described accurately.