Phoenix TS

Writing Job Descriptions

Course Overview

This 1-day, instructor-led course is designed to teach managers to write job descriptions that make hiring, planning and evaluations
easier. This training will address:

  • Creating good job descriptions
  • Hiring qualified employees
  • Avoiding legal traps


Writing Job Descriptions

10/12/20 - 10/12/20 (1 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Tysons Corner, VA
11/02/20 - 11/02/20 (1 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

11/30/20 - 11/30/20 (1 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Columbia, MD
12/21/20 - 12/21/20 (1 days)

8:30AM - 4:30PM

Tysons Corner, VA

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Course Outline

An Overview of Job Descriptions

  • When to use a job description
  • The four sections of a job description
  • How the job description fits into the broader employment picture

Avoiding Legal Pitfalls

  • Discrimination
  • Undermining at-will employment
  • Making promises you cannot keep
  • Privacy violations
  • Overtime classification problems

Analyzing and Defining the Job

  • Consider the big picture
  • Identify keys to success at your company and on your team
  • Determine the essential functions of the job
  • Determine qualifications and other job requirements

Writing the Job Description

  • Five golden rules
  • Writing functions and responsibilities
  • Writing qualifications and requirements
  • Writing the summary
  • Gathering input
  • Reviewing your draft for legal concerns

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  • Included in this Writing Job Descriptions

    • %day% instructor-led training
    • Writing Job Descriptions training book
    • Notepad, pen and highlighter
    • Variety of bagels, fruits, doughnuts and cereal available at the start of class*
    • Tea, coffee and soda available throughout the day*
    • Freshly baked cookies every afternoon*
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