MELODY LUNA JIMENEZ
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
A job specification describes the knowledge, skills, education, experience, and abilities youbelieve are essential to performing a particular job. The job specification is developed from the job analysis. Ideally, also developed from a detailed job description, the job specification describesthe person you want to hire for a particular job.
A job specification cuts to the quick with your requirements whereas the job description defines the duties and requirements of an employee’s job indetail. The job specification provides detailed characteristics, knowledge, education, skills, and experience needed to perform the job, with an overview of the specific job requirements.
COMPONENTS OFA JOB SPECIFICATION
Number of years of experience in the job you are seeking to fill. Number of years of work experience required for the selected candidate. Note whether the positionrequires progressively more complex and responsible experience, and supervisory or managerial experience.
State what degrees, training, or certifications are required for the position.REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND CHARACTERISTICS:
State the skills, knowledge, and personal characteristics of individuals who have successfully performed this job. Or, use the job analysis data todetermine the attributes you need from your “ideal” candidate. Your recruiting planning meeting or email participants can also help determine these requirements for the job specification.
JOBSPECIFICATION SAMPLE: MARKETING MANAGER
See a Sample Job Specification for a Marketing Manager
The marketing manager is responsible for the overall management of the marketing department. The followingrequirements (job specifications) were determined by job analysis and derived from the job description as crucial for success in the marketing manager role. The successful candidate for the marketing...