Job Description Library
Generic job descriptions list the typical functions
of a position but should not be viewed as an indicator of the grade.
Generic job descriptions are designed to be used for multiple positions
in an organization, however, they do not include; reporting relationship,
supervisory responsibility, budget figures, etc. which might affect
the grade of the job. It is possible for jobs to have highly similar
functions, but a different salary grade based on the level of responsibility
assigned in the organization.
The specific job description that you create for an individual
should list detailed essential duties and responsibilities for
his/her position and should be maintained by your department for
training, performance evaluation, planning, and in advertising,
interviewing, and hiring should the position become vacant.
Two resources have been created for you to use when you create
a new job description.
- The titles in the
Frequently Used Job Series resource are provided on a chart.
These job descriptions include the typical functions and generic
job qualifications that UMDNJ has established.
- The Industry-Wide Generic Job Descriptions
resource provides key jobs that are well known and
understood by most employers.
They are generic positions that are common throughout almost