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Job Description vs Position Description v Class Description

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Describe the differences between a job description, a position description, and a class description.

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Henderson, R. I. (2006). Compensation management in a knowledge-based world (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

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A class description provides the title, purpose, minimum qualifications, and essential functions for a class of positions. An example of a class would be a, "Group of positions that are similar with respect to their duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and level of difficulty of work. All positions in a class are assigned the same class title, class specification, pay schedule and grade" (Baltimore County Public Schools, 2013). An example of a class would be payroll clerk or warehouse puller.

A position description is a ...

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This solution describes differences between job description, a position description, and a class description. Includes APA formatted references.

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