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FHRI CL004: Writing Position Descriptions

Schedule

  • Jun 7-Jul 2, 2021 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $500  (#25637)   REGISTER
    4 weeks in length with a 90 minute webinar on week 4
  • Aug 2-28, 2021 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $500  (#25638)   REGISTER
    4 weeks in length with a 90 minute webinar on week 4
  • Sep 3-30, 2021 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $500  (#25639)   REGISTER
    4 weeks in length with a 90 minute webinar on week 4

Overview

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.

How You Will Benefit

Students will learn how to:

  • Introduction to Position Classification Standards
  • Position Descriptions
  • Writing Position Evaluation Reports
  • Conducting Desk Audit

Who Should Attend

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

Prerequisites

HR Writing Course is a recommended prerequisite for each course; not required

Additional Information

4 weeks in length with a 90 minute webinar on week 4

Other competencies: Attention to Detail; Classification; Legal, Govt & Jurisprudence; Planning & Evaluating; Workforce Planning; Client Engagement; Change Management; Decision Making; Information Management, Writing