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Job Description Checklist

Author: Douglas S. Zucker

When to Use

This checklist guides employers when creating job descriptions. In particular, it identifies the key components that should be included in a job description, such as the qualifications and essential job functions of the position. When creating a job description, employers should ensure that there is sufficient detail that provides employees clarity with respect to job duties, tasks and performance expectations.

Employers do not have to complete the following steps in sequential order to properly complete the checklist. All of the items on the checklist may not be applicable to every employer. However, employers should at least be aware of the following information.

Customizable Checklist