Phoenix TS

Writing Job Descriptions

Course Overview

This 1-day, instructor-led course is designed to teach managers to write job descriptions that make hiring, planning and evaluations
easier. This training will address:

  • Creating good job descriptions
  • Hiring qualified employees
  • Avoiding legal traps


Currently, there are no public classes scheduled. Please contact a Phoenix TS Training Consultant to discuss hosting a private class at 240-667-7757.


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Course Outline

An Overview of Job Descriptions

  • When to use a job description
  • The four sections of a job description
  • How the job description fits into the broader employment picture

Avoiding Legal Pitfalls

  • Discrimination
  • Undermining at-will employment
  • Making promises you cannot keep
  • Privacy violations
  • Overtime classification problems

Analyzing and Defining the Job

  • Consider the big picture
  • Identify keys to success at your company and on your team
  • Determine the essential functions of the job
  • Determine qualifications and other job requirements

Writing the Job Description

  • Five golden rules
  • Writing functions and responsibilities
  • Writing qualifications and requirements
  • Writing the summary
  • Gathering input
  • Reviewing your draft for legal concerns
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