Classified Positions

Classified (AFSCME, MAPE, MMA, MNA, Commissioner’s Plan, Managerial Plan)

Position Descriptions should be reviewed and/or updated once a year, usually in conjunction with an employee’s performance evaluation. A paper copy, along with an electronic copy, of the signed position description should be provided to Human Resources a minimum of every 3 years.

In addition a position description should be reviewed and/or updated in the following situations; based on organizational need, when duties have changed significantly and/or when the position becomes vacant.

Writing a Position Description

  1. Access the Classified Position Description form.
  2. Definition of the different fields on the position description form.
  3. Review the current position description to determine what changes you need to make, if any. Ask the incumbent questions about their work and observe their work.
  4. Review/print the applicable Job Class Specification – MMB.
  5. Check with HR for examples of other position descriptions for positions performing similar work.
  6. Provide a paper copy along with an electronic copy of the updated, completed and signed position description to Human Resources.