Job Description Analysis

Job Description Analysis
With the changing responsibilities of today?s human resource Personnel, one of the main functions that needs redress is the accuracy of the documentation pertaining to Job Descriptions, Performance Standards, and performance Evaluations or appraisals. In many organizations these documents are either outdated or non-existent. With the adoption of recent regulatory provisions, compliance to these regulations has becomes a major concern to HR departments everywhere. The availability and accuracy of these documents has become more critical to most organizations and their legal departments.
Our group decided to analyze the aptness of these documents for one of our group member?s organizations as it pertains to his job responsibilities. The documentation pertaining to the Project Analyst position within this company was found to be outdated, cumbersome and incomplete with relation to the modern HR requirements. Much of the original documentation requirements were never used, did not exist, or did not pertain to this specific job.

The following pages will document our objectives and solutions to these issues.

Job Description

A job description is simply a lis of responsibilities and functions that are required in a particular position. The original job description for te analyst positions was lenghthy but incomplete. As we discussed the form, we discovered it was possible to shorten the document and include pertinent information as it concerns the job

The beginning section gives the job applicant basic information, such as Job title, department name and number, whom the position reports to etc. What was not included initiall was the actual job location and salary range. Although an interview may take place a the headquarters, the job inself may be ina remote office location. The salary range is important because it gives he candidate an idea of how they will be compensated. If it does not meet the needs of the job applicant, they can decide whether or not to pursue other opportunities. Additional changes made to the job description are outlined below:

Major Function
This section should summarize the overall objuective of the job to the reader.Use of action verbs like process analyze and provide. He current statement accurately gives the reader a broad overview of the job.

Specific Duties
This section should list principal duties of the job function. According to the
sba the list should contain each and every essentioal job duty or responsibility that is critical to the successful performance of the job. Additionally it should begin with the most important functional and relational responsibilities and continue down in order of significance (sba, 2001). Upon review of the current job description, it ws necessary to rearrange and insert information to comply with the above requirements. Furthermore, we added the percentages of time spent for each duty. If the applicant were not aware that the duties were listed in order of importance, they would a least have and idea of the weighted value we assess for each duty.

Vista Position Description
Job Code: G1301
Position Title: Engineer/Analyst or Senior Associate
Grade: 13
Reports to: Managing Consultant
flsa Status: Exempt
eeo Classification: Professional

Job Description
Summary:
Supports Clients in identifying, analyzing, and solving IT problems

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Consulting Skills:
Provides the highest level of customer service consistently to include the best possible support and on-time achievement of deliverables and commitments.

Learns to identify client needs and work effectively with a range of client?s issues with moderate supervision

Communicates issues clearly in oral and written format.

Collaboration:
Contibutes ideas, knowledge and assistance to other team members regularly and works effectively with other vista personnel in a collaborative environment.

Professional Skills:
Provides excellent technical or analytical support to include:
? Identify, analyze and resolve moderate to highly complex problems

? Advise clients and team personnel on problems and recommend solutions effectively in a timely manner

? Documentation development and/or report preparation

Assists in evaluating requirements, documenting analysis results, and developing plans to ensure smooth installation and documentation of new systems and applications

Tracks problems and advises management of trends in problems and recommends solutions.

Develops increased professional knowledge and skills and investigates new developments in field for use in vista services.

Teaches and advises less experienced personnel on technical or analytical skills and developments.

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