University of Wisconsin–Madison

Standard Job Description and Position Description

A Standard Job Description connects UW jobs to similar jobs in the market. An employee’s Position Description builds on the Standard Job Description.

Standard Job Description

  • Describes work at a high level
  • Lists responsibilities someone
    in the job typically performs
  • Applies to multiple employees


  • Job Title
  • Job Summary
  • Typical Responsibilities
  • Typical Education


Your Position Description

  • Includes Standard Job Description and additional responsibilities unique to the employee

Optional fields:

  • Additional education/certifications
  • Physical demands
  • Working conditions
  • Tasks

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