Create or Update a Position Description

  • Creating a position description is an important first step before you begin the hiring process.
  • The position description is the document that explains the duties and responsibilities of a position. In addition, position descriptions are used to ensure consistency of classifications at the university, are used to develop the performance review documents (EPMS), are a basis for FLSA designation, and serve as the initiating document for job postings.
  • To fill a vacant position, review and update as needed the current position description. Click to request a copy. A position description template may help you get started in creating a new one. Human Resources will review job classifications, pay bands and salary rates to help determine the correct job classification, pay band and salary rate for the position. Ensure that all requirements needed for the position are listed in the minimum qualifications section of the position description. These qualifications will be the criteria for screening applicants.
  • The position description is officially submitted through the USC Jobs Position Description online system by Upstate Employment Classification & Compensation Manager.