An official document that states the purpose of a specific job, together with tasks or duties involved, performance objectives, and the reporting relationships. It also provides information on the remuneration and working hours. In large organizations, a job description is usually arrived at through a formal process of job analysis; it can then be used to compile a personnel specification defining the skills and other attributes necessary to successful performance of the job. See also job dimensions; personnel selection.
Subjects: Business and Management.