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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/supertool/positiondesc_class.html

Classified Position Descriptions

Position Descriptions should be reviewed and/or updated once a year, usually in conjunction with an employee's performance evaluation. A paper copy, along with an electronic copy, of the signed position description should be provided to Human Resources a minimum of every 3 years.

In addition a position description should be reviewed and/or updated in the following situations; based on organizational need, when duties have changed significantly and/or when the position becomes vacant.

Writing a Position Description

  1. Access the Classified Position Description form from the HR web site
  2. Review the current position description to determine what changes you need to make, if any
  3. Review/print the Field Explanations for Classified Position Descriptions
  4. Review/print the applicable Job Class Specification - MMB
  5. Ask the incumbent questions
  6. Observe them work
  7. Check with HR for examples of other position descriptions for positions performing similar work
  8. Begin writing the position description
  9. Provide a paper copy along with an electronic copy of the completed and signed position description to Human Resources