Wilkes University

Job Descriptions

Wilkes University makes every effort to create and maintain accurate job descriptions for all positions within the University.

Each description includes the following sections: general information, a position summary section (giving a general overview of the job's purpose),  principal accountabilities and essential functions, physical requirements, qualifications (education, work experience, knowledge areas and skills).

Wilkes University maintains job descriptions to aid in orienting new employees to their jobs, identifying the requirements of each position, establishing hiring criteria, setting standards for employee performance evaluations, and establishing a basis for making reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The hiring manager prepares job descriptions in cooperation with the Human Resources department when new positions are created. Existing job descriptions should be reviewed and revised by managers/supervisors on a regular basis in order to ensure that they are current. Job descriptions may also be rewritten periodically to reflect any changes in the position's duties and responsibilities. All employees will be expected to help ensure that their job descriptions are accurate and current, reflecting the work being done.

Employees should remember that job descriptions do not necessarily cover every task or duty that might be assigned, and that additional responsibilities may be assigned as necessary. Contact your supervisor or the Human Resources department if you have any questions or concerns about your job description.

Effective Date: 2/1/2004

Reviewed: 10/2018


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