Preparation

Select a company or organization that you currently work for, a company/organization where you previously worked, or a company/organization you aspire to work for in the future.
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Scenario

The management at your organization has approved funding for a brand new full-time position. This position is eligible for full benefits. As an HR professional, you have been tasked with creating a detailed job description for this new position. You can use your current job, a former job, or a position you would like to move into.

Instructions

Based on what you know and have learned about job analysis, employment laws, and safe working environments, create a job description for this new position, and write a 4–6 page paper that includes the following:

  1. Write a company overview that summarizes the company’s vision, mission, and organizational strategy.
  2. List three or more qualifications for the position including required knowledge, skills, and abilities. 
    • Include specific academic and technical skills and any required professional affiliations, licenses, or previous experience.
  3. Describe three or more ways the duties and responsibilities associated with this role reflect the organization’s vision, mission, and strategic goals.
  4. Explain the purpose the job/position serves within the company.
  5. Explain how you determined the duties and qualifications for the job.
  6. Identify which employment laws were considered when creating the job description.

Note: The numbered assignment requirements outlined above correspond to the grading criteria in the assignment scoring guide, so be sure to address each point. The bulleted content below the numbered criteria is there to clarify, support, and contextualize the assignment instructions.

Format

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Create a detailed job description with a rationale for each element.

Dr. Vic’s TIPS!

Assignment 1: Job Description (Graded)

Due Week 3 and worth 130 points

Select a company or organization that you currently work for, a company/organization where you previously worked, or a company/organization you aspire to work for in the future.

This paper needs to be two  FULL pages, in which you:

(Please note my Step-by-step TIPS are provided as a courtesy, I try to anticipate questions that might arise and provide these tips to help guide students. The research, writing and overall effort you give is all up to you!  Remember this is a graduate class, I expect clean, well-written and well thought-out work. Finally, do not plagiarize and stay away from ‘Wiki’ or ‘pedia’ sites for your research).

Scenario

The management at your organization has approved funding for a brand new full-time position. This position is eligible for full benefits. As an HR professional, you have been tasked with creating a detailed job description for this new position. You can use your current job, a former job, or a position you would like to move into.

1.  Write a company overview that summarizes the company’s vision, mission, and organizational strategy. Dr. Vic’s Tips: after you have selected a company (a larger company will work best), go to the company’s website and click on the “About Us” area – or similar area where the company’s historical information and mission / vision statements are provided. Then in your own words describe the company’s vision, mission and organizational strategy (strategy: how do/will they go about in accomplishing their organizational mission and vision). Remember: do this…in your own words!

2.  List three or more qualifications for the position including required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

a.  Include specific academic and technical skills and any required professional affiliations, licenses, or previous experience.

(Dr. Vic’s Tips: see my general tip below [marked with an *] before stating this portion of the assignment, you will need to list three qualifications, the assignment question basically gives you the format: list one required knowledge element, one skill element and one ability element. Remember: as stated in the assignment scenario, you are creating a NEW detailed job description for a new position! Please do in this in your own words, do not copy an existing job description).

3.  Describe three or more ways the duties and responsibilities associated with this role reflect the organization’s vision, mission, and strategic goals.  (Dr. Vic’s Tips: here you will need to truly show your own skill in blending the duties/roles of the position you are creating with the vision, mission and strategy of the company – for which you have already described in question #1. Please have in mind that you need to write this portion so that potential applicants can see for themselves the importance of the position in terms of functional areas AND the  overall organization’s purpose (vision, mission, strategy…etc).

4.  Explain the purpose the job/position serves within the company.  (Dr. Vic’s Tips: here, describe the reason the position is available, for example, to meet company growth, to help with organizational redesign, to fill a vacancy, to align with new company goals…etc.; then provide an overview the functional areas of the position – what does the position actual do (day-to-day functions).

5.  Explain how you determined the duties and qualifications for the job.  (Dr. Vic’s Tips: here, simply describe how the duties and qualifications were derived, this is not necessarily part of the job description, rather, a discussion within your paper on how you determined these areas. For example, based on similar existing positions, based on lessons learned, based on industry trends, or based on employee survey information…etc. Provide your explanation(s) and provide a brief discussion as well).

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