Job descriptions

USC’s job descriptions are intended to standardize requirements of similar positions so that expectations – tied back to performance evaluations – are consistent across the university. You cannot simply create a new job description – you must first work with Compensation to match your position requirements with existing university job descriptions – of which there are hundreds. The way to best match your new position with one of them is to start by listing all the duties the position would handle, from most to least important. Take that list to your HR Partner, who will then be equipped to find the appropriate job description. Again, this step is crucial because the job description will offer a baseline from which you will create performance expectations for the position.

Note that for student workers, you only need a job description if it’s a College Work Study Program (CWSP) position.