SP Position Description Instructions
Accurate position descriptions are a necessary tool in order to classify, advertise, interview and fill a position. Each supervisor in the University is responsible for providing a current position description for each position reporting to them. Position descriptions should be reviewed annually for accuracy. Position descriptions may be updated as often as necessary in the PeopleAdmin system. Position Descriptions are no longer processed on paper. It is important that the essential functions of a position be reflected accurately on position description.
POSITION DESCRIPTIONS ARE NOW DONE THROUGH THE PEOPLEADMIN SYSTEM
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETION OF EACH FIELD FOLLOWS.
Current Classification Title
In PeopleAdmin there is a drop down box which provides all AMP and SP classification titles.
A working title is optional and does not have to be used.
3. Requested Classification Action (What type Of Action Is This?)
· When choosing an action for an establishment, this question is not asked. ‘Establishment’ is if you are establishing a position for the first time.
· Choose 'Reclassification' if the position has changed and no longer meets the requirements of its current classification and must be reclassified.
· Choose ‘Update’ if the position has changed but still meets the requirements of its current classification.
Type in the position number of the position. If this is a new establishment, Human Resources will assign the number when the Request for Establishment/Reclassification is received. If it is an update or a reclassification, you will use the position number currently assigned to the position. Please call the Classification and Compensation section if you would like to verify this information.
If the position is filled, type in incumbent’s name.
Choose from the drop down box the Department the position is assigned to.
This is on an individual college/department basis. This is the funding source for the position.
If the position is supported by grant funding, please provide funding ‘yes’. If not, choose, ‘no’.
If yes for grant funding
Provide funding expiration date.
In this field, the range will be provided for SP positions.
If the action is a reclass, fill in the salary you would like to have given to incumbent. This is subject to verification if it exceeds FAU guidelines. A PAF must be submitted as well for the processing of a pay increase.
Campus for which the position description is supported.
Supervisor Position Number
Provide the position number for the supervisor of the position description. Supervision can not be done at the same level as position description or lower.
Type the minimum qualifications which will be required of this position. Make sure that the minimum qualifications listed here reflect at least the minimum qualifications listed on the
Required Licenses/Certifications Etc.
Review each of the items listed and check all that apply. Remember that some classifications have specific license requirements which should be reflected in this section. A background check is required for positions which work in close proximity to children or students or handle checks, cash or charges. Some departments require background checks per departmental policy. Also, any position with responsibility for any part of the processing of vendor payments or invoices needs to have that item checked.
Type the class titles and positions numbers of all of the line positions that this position will directly supervise. A direct supervisor is responsible for hiring, training, evaluating, approving leave, and handling disciplinary issues. If supervision of OPS employees is an essential function of this position, you may indicate the approximate number of OPS positions for which this position is responsible.
In a sentence or two indicate the extent of direction given to the employee in this position. This will give the employee/applicant an idea of how independently they will be expected to work.
Requirements before hiring
Check ‘yes’ or ‘no” for requirements for back ground check, processing vendor warrants and invoices, licensures, fingerprinting, security check and employment physical.
Work Days And Hours
List days and hours required to work
Fte (Full-time employee)
40 hours = 1.0 - Anything less is calculated down to decimal point. For example 20 hours= .5
21. Characteristics of the Position (Physical Demands for ADA Analyzer (American Disabilities Act))
Review each of the items listed and check ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
22. Functions of the Job
· Essential Functions
List the essential functions of the job. This is a list of duties that are essential to the job and cannot be removed as a reasonable accommodation. Each function (or duty) should be written in such a way that you can answer the questions What? and When? Sometimes it is helpful to also include an answer to the question Why? as well. Each of the essential functions should be concise and to the point, comprised of one or two sentences. Each essential and marginal function should have a percentage of time assigned to it. The percentages must total 100% (for essential and marginal combined) to account for all of the time that the employee is working.
· Marginal Functions
List the marginal functions of the job. These are duties that are required of the job but could be reassigned as a reasonable accommodation if necessary. They should be written in the same way as the essential functions and should have a percentage of time assigned to them which, when combined with the essential functions, total 100% of the employees time
This information will already be filled in for SP positions. It will reflect the pay grade number corresponding with the classification title.
official class specifications . You may list more but not less than the class specifications. If you have any questions regarding the class specifications, please contact Classification and Compensation. Keep in mind that if you plan to advertise this position, the requirements you advertise will have to match what you list here. You may list preferences in addition to requirements in this section Natasha Terry
Debra W. Brooks, Associate Director of Human Resources
Natasha Terry-Ulett, Classification & Compensation Manager
Michael Davis, Human Resources Representative
Classification & Compensation Group Email