Corporate Payroll Services

Job Description Template


Here’s your job description template.  Whether you’re creating a job post to attract qualified candidates for an open position, putting together a detailed staffing plan, or more formally documenting expectations and responsibilities for performance management, a job description template is a useful tool to get you started.

First: Define the job

If you’ve never written a job description, you can start your draft by seeking input from other people at your company who are familiar with the role.  If this is a new position, or you’re just starting out, you can also search for descriptions of similar roles online, to get an idea of the responsibilities that typically fall under the job title.

Things to consider:

  • Job-related tasks the will be performed
  • Skills and abilities needed to undertake the role
  • Experience or qualifications required or desired
  • Responsibilities of the position

Next: Determine the employment relationship

Is the position you’re creating a full-time or part-time position?  Is this a temporary role or a project-based one?  This will help determine the employee pay and Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Status.

Of course, we also have hundreds of job descriptions in our HR Support Center that you can access, and our HR Pros can review your draft for feedback as well.

Things to consider:

  • How many hours are required to do the job
  • Will the job be for a fixed or indefinite period
  • Does the role require direct control or management, or can it be accomplished on an independent/project basis

Third: Create your job description

Once you have gotten the above information, you can use it to develop a job description.  The downloadable Job Description Template has instructions on what you should input for each section.  The blue text provides instructions and examples and should be deleted in the final form.