Employment User's Guide
Creating the Position Description
The recruitment process begins with the creation of the job description.
The University has two types of job descriptions: the generic job
description and the functional job description.
The generic job description is created and maintained by the
Compensation Division of Human Resources and outlines typical duties
as well as minimum requirements for the job.
The functional job description
is created and maintained by the department and lists the specific duties
that are performed along with the percent of effort related to each duty.
The functional job description is the most effective tool in outlining to
applicants the day-to-day responsibilities of the job as well as setting
the correct expectation for performance to the newly hired employee.
When creating a position that is new to the department the
HR Field Office Representative
should be involved to help assign the appropriate classification
and pay grade. Once this is complete the form can be send to the
HR Service Center (Box 278955) along with the Staff Requisition Form.
(585.275.7045) with your comments, suggestions and questions about the
Employment User's Guide.