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Position Management
Classifying a Position
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After writing a position description, the position needs to be properly classified. The Classification Specifications are located online and give examples of duties typically performed by employees in the classification. Use the Classification Specifications as a guide to determine the appropriate classification for a position. Duties listed in the position description should be similar to duties described in the Classification Specification. Some classification series have additional information about the classification in documents called Job Family Definitions.
 
The general description, series concept, and the distinguishing features of the classification contain the best information to determine the appropriate classification. For further instructions, refer to the Classification Guides.
 
Check the representation codes to ensure your agency can use that classification. Agencies contact CHRO, Classification and Compensation if a business need exists to add a representation code to the classification specifications. 
 
The classification salary range is established for a compensation plan. Agencies work with their agency or DAS budget analyst to determine if the agency is able to fund a position at that level of classification.
 
Each classification has minimum qualifications (MQs). The MQs are used determine who can hold the position and are listed on the recruitment announcement. 
 
State HR Policy 20.000.01  Classification Plan Development and Maintenance provides more information about classification.