.211 Position duties descriptions, prepared by operating agencies for individual positions, should be sufficiently detailed for each position and provide information with regard to:
- The nature and purpose of the work of the position(s).
- Organizational and supervisory relationships.
- Basic duties and responsibilities.
.212 More specific information about “Duties Descriptions” can be found in Chapter 7 of the Classification and Compensation Requests: Agency Manual.
.221 A Classification Standard is an official document that provides detailed collective information describing a class of positions. They are descriptive, not restrictive; their purpose being to portray, for each class of positions, the duties and responsibilities which, if present in an individual position, will cause the position to fall in that class. Information in each Classification Standard should be grouped into the following categories: Brief Description of Class (required); Distinguishing Characteristics (required); Related Classes; Illustrative Duties (required); Independence of Operation; Complexity; Communication; Supervision Exercised; and Minimum Qualifications (required).
.222 Classification Standards are used for recruitment, selection and training of employees, the assignment of positions to negotiating units, performance evaluations, and the resolution of out-of-title work grievances.
.223 A Classification Standard must be developed by operating agencies when requesting a new title. More information in regard to this process can be found in SPMM Section 0850(B), Subsection .214.
.224 The process of creating or revising Classification Standards is described in the Guide to Writing Classification Standards.