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How do I prepare a position description?

  1. Use your agency’s current position description template. Contact your HR team or see your agency intranet to check you have the correct one.
  2. If the role has changed, ensure this is reflected in the position description. If the role has changed substantially, check to see if the position needs to be evaluated.
  3. Ensure that the position number, title and classification level are consistent with your area’s establishment.
  4. Ensure that the file is in MS Word format and is not password-protected.
  5. Check for spelling, grammar or formatting errors. Ensure the document projects a professional image of your agency and will attract the strongest field of applicants.
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