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Competition Number N#39
Position Title Job Description Writer (temporary 1 year)
Responsibilities
 
 
·         Writes new job descriptions and updates existing job descriptions for all City of Kitchener positions.
·         Conducts interviews and observes work processes to gather information about job requirements.
·         Schedules and delivers information sessions to provide job incumbents and divisional managers with information about job description requirements and the process for updating job descriptions.
·         Ensures consistency and uniformity of writing style.
·         Responds to questions about job description content and the job description update process.
·         Ensures that job description sign-offs are obtained from job incumbents and divisional management.
·         Maintains the collection of current and historical job descriptions in electronic format.
-        Other related duties as required.
 
 
 
Requirements
 
 
1.     Must be reliable with good attitude and employment record.
2.     Must have the ability to support and project values compatible with the organization.
3.     Must have a minimum 2 year diploma or 2 years in a specialized post-secondary program in Human Resources, Business, Communications or a related field.  Courses in technical and report writing preferred.
4.     Must have a minimum 1 year experience in a related field.
5.     Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
6.     Must have experience conducting interviews.
7.     Must have highly developed organizational skills with an attention to detail.
8.     Must have highly developed interpersonal skills with an ability to work well in a team environment.
9.     Must be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel with excellent keyboard skills.
10. Must have the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
11. Must have ability to gather and synthesize information in order to write accurate job descriptions.
12. Must have research, reasoning, analytical, and problem solving skills in order to maintain tracking systems; formulate and pose questions which garner accurate job description information; analyze jobs; and identify anomalous information within a draft job description.
13. Must have communication, human relations, and facilitation skills in order to explain processes; collect information through interviews and observation; write clear, concise documentation; and to tactfully identify, follow-up on, and resolve differences between incumbents and supervisors. 
14. Must have a practical understanding of job evaluation systems and the relevance of job description comparability and relationships.
15. Preference will be given to candidates with related experience in a Human Resources environment.
 
 
Department Finance and Corporate Services
Division Human Resources
Union Affiliation Non-Union/Management
Job Status Full Time Temporary
Hours of Work 35 Hours per week
Posting Closing Date 11/14/2012
Posting Closing Time 11:59pm
Progress Status Receiving Applications
Compensation Range $45,907 - $57,383 per annum.
Grade/Band 6
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