WRITING JOB DESCRIPTIONS

FOREWORD: THE IMPORTANCE OF JOB DESCRIPTIONS
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INTRODUCTION
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CONTEXT OF THE JOB DESCRIPTION
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AN OVERVIEW OF JOB DESCRIPTIONS
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GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR WRITING JOB DESCRIPTIONS
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SECTIONS OF THE JOB DESCRIPTION
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JOB TITLE AND HEADER
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GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY
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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
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SECONDARY FUNCTIONS
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JOB SCOPE
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SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY
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INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS
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SPECIFIC JOB SKILLS
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EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
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JOB CONDITIONS
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WRITING JOB DESCRIPTIONS FROM JAQ’S
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REVIEWING THE JOB DESCRIPTION AND ASSESSING THE CONTENTS
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APPENDIX
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GLOSSARY OF ACTION VERBS
RELATED VERBS - DIFFERENCES
WORDS TO AVOID USING
JOB ANALYSIS QUESTIONNAIRE
ADA MENTAL AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REQUIREMENTS
JOB TITLE DEFINITIONS
JOB DESCRIPTION FORMAT
SAMPLE JOB DESCRIPTIONS
SAMPLE DISCLAIMER STATEMENTS FOR JOB DESCRIPTIONS