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Job Description Template


Job Description Template

Updated on Jan 13, 2017

Creating a position description is a key step in the hiring process. You must be able to accurately describe what a new employee will do in order to decide how to divide the work between you and your employee. A position description is also helpful in evaluating whether you need a full-time employee or a part-timer. It can form the basis of advertisements that you run, and can be used to present a clear picture of the job to job applicants. Finally, it can play a part in evaluating whether an employee has met the expectations you set.

To assist you in this process, the Job Description Template contains a sample form that may be used to create a position description. In addition, there are three examples that spell out, in detail, the duties required of a variety of positions. The sample form should be customized to address the specific needs of your business. Once completed, it can be of value throughout the employee's tenure in the position, and beyond, if you must fill the position again or create a similar position.

The file is in rich text format (RTF) that is suitable for use with most word processing programs used in the Windows environment. However, the file includes Word 6.0 tables, which may not be rendered properly by some word processing programs. 

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