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The Writing Position Description course guides participants in developing proficient position descriptions. Content will cover multiple PD formats and style preferences, including, narrative, general schedule non-supervisory (FES), General Schedule Supervisor, Federal Wage System Non-Supervisory, and Federal Wage System Supervisory. Additionally, the course will discuss frequent challenges and possible solutions a classifier might face in the development of an official Position Description. The topic will also include organizational structure and function, procedures, operational workflow, work projects, cycles, minor and major duties, and classification factors.
Students will learn how to:
The target audience of the Federal HR Institute’s Writing Position Descriptions course are entry-level Human Resource Specialists who classify positions and other functional, HR practitioners, i.e., Staffing, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, HRIS and HR Generalists. HR Professionals who need to understand the basis for writing position descriptions in the federal government. This course is also useful for department supervisors, involved in the development and revision of position descriptions.HR Specialist: GS 5, 7, 9
HR Writing Course is a recommended prerequisite for each course; not required
4 weeks in length with a 90 minute webinar on week 4Other competencies: Attention to Detail; Classification; Legal, Govt & Jurisprudence; Planning & Evaluating; Workforce Planning; Client Engagement; Change Management; Decision Making; Information Management, Writing