Job descriptions typically contain the following components:
• Job summary
• Job tasks, responsibilities, and authorities
• Job qualifications
• Working conditions
• Salary and benefits
A job description is often written after analyzing the job to develop a thorough understanding of the various attributes of the position.
A complete job analysis should provide you with information on the:
• Duties or responsibilities of the job: those tasks that are performed, the types of decisions the person in the position will make, and responsibility for record keeping.
• The qualifications needed to carry out the work: the physical abilities; general skills; previous experience; and special training, knowledge, or licenses required.
• Work environment: the location and work conditions under which the job is performed and supervision and contacts with other business personnel, customers, and input suppliers.