A job description outlines the tasks, duties and responsibilities of a particular job.
The person specification details the skills, knowledge and personal qualities required to perform the job.
In many organisations, including ValleyView, the job description and person specification are combined in one objective document called the position description (often simply referred to as the PD).
When writing the position description it is important to identify the key selection criteria.
Analyse a vacant position at your workplace. Use this information to develop a position description.
If a position description already exists, write approximately 500 words on how it could be improved or how it meets all the guidelines for a well-constructed document.
In point form develop a list of the key and desirable selection criteria for the vacant position you analysed. Keep this in your records.