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Q: Writing Job Descriptions ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Writing Job Descriptions
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: mwalex7-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 12 Sep 2006 11:24 PDT
Expires: 12 Oct 2006 11:24 PDT
Question ID: 764551
Where can I find free software (or online site) for writing job descriptions?

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 12 Sep 2006 15:32 PDT

Please take a look at the job descriptions at

Just select a job title and review job description.

For example:

Accounting job descriptions

Would this work for you?


Clarification of Question by mwalex7-ga on 13 Sep 2006 08:52 PDT

No that is not what I am looking for ...  Several months ago I
stumbled across an online site that had free job description writing
abilities ... Long story on how I lost the link to that site ...
Anyway to write a Job Description on this site; you make a choice of
options on several web pages.  Once you finish the options then you
submit them and it generates the full job description (which you can
save). See sample below for a Software Engineer (Some fields changed
from original for privacy sake) that was generated.

Software Engineer, Applications
Job description
Employer Information
Organization Name:  OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOrrrrrrrrrgggggggg
Organization Web Site:  http://www.vvvvvvv.www
About Our Organization:  Org
Job Information  15-1031.00 Software Engineers, Applications 
Job Title:  Software Engineer, Applications
Job Reference #:  EAS0007
Job Location:  USA
Hours/Week:  40 or more

Starting Salary:  Monthly

?  Dental Insurance 
?  Health Insurance 
?  Holidays 
?  Sick Leave 
?  Vacation 

How to apply:
Contact Aaaaaaa Bbbbbbbbbbbbb at XXX-XXX-XXXX extension YYYY or 

Job Description
Custom Job Purpose: 
Develop, create, and modify general computer applications software or
specialized utility programs. Analyze user needs and develop software
solutions. Design software or customize software for client use with
the aim of optimizing operational efficiency. May analyze and design
databases within an application area, working individually or
coordinating database development as part of a team. Will be an
integral part of the SharePoint 2007/Office 2007 implementation and
deployment. Will specialize in Access 2007 rich-client development for
SharePoint/Office 2007.

?  Analyze information to determine, recommend, and plan computer
specifications and layouts, and peripheral equipment modifications.
?  Analyze user needs and software requirements to determine
feasibility of design within time and cost constraints.
?  Confer with systems analysts, engineers, programmers and others to
design system and to obtain information on project limitations and
capabilities, performance requirements and interfaces.
?  Consult with clients about software system design and maintenance. 
?  Coordinate software system installation and monitor equipment
functioning to ensure specifications are met.
?  Determine system performance standards. 
?  Develop and direct software system testing and validation
procedures, programming, and documentation.
?  Modify existing software to correct errors, allow it to adapt to
new hardware, or to improve its performance.
?  Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system
capabilities and requirements.
?  Supervise the work of programmers, technical writers, and technicians. 
?  Train users to use new or modified software. 
?  Perform work flow analysis on current business processes;  help
guide technical writer in the UML/flowchart/write-up of these
?  Research Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007 capabilities; develop
implementation plan with EAS Director to provide an Enterprise Content
Management solution (ECM) for documents, forms, records, and web
content. (Focus on rich-client in Access 2007)
?  Develop digital workflows in SharePoint/Office 2007 to retrofit
current business processes.  (Goal: Digital workplace at
Southwestern). Guide Technical writer in the documentation of these
processes in UML etc. (Focus on rich-client in Access 2007)

Work Context
Requires sitting, Requires repetitive movement, Requires contact with
others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise), Requires making
decisions that impact the results of co-workers, clients or the
company, Requires making decisions that affect other people, the
financial resources, and/or the image and reputation of the
organization, Opportunity to make decisions without supervision,
Requires being exact or highly accurate, Freedom to determine tasks,
priorities, and goals, Requires work with others in a group or team,
Requires coordinating or leading others in accomplishing work
activities, Requires working indoors in environmentally controlled

Work Activities 
?  follow data security procedures 
?  follow data storage procedures 
?  communicate technical information 
?  write documentation for computer programming 
?  evaluate computer system user requests or requirements 
?  evaluate prototype computer software systems 
?  program computers using existing software 
?  use computer programming languages 
?  use computers to enter, access or retrieve data 
?  use project management techniques 
?  use spreadsheet software 
?  use SQL software 
?  write computer software, programs, or code 
?  write technical specifications for computer systems, software or applications 
?  revise or correct errors in computer programs, software, or systems 
?  design systems in cooperation with colleagues 
?  prepare technical reports or related documentation 
?  make presentations 
?  develop tables depicting data 
?  develop or maintain databases 
?  analyze technical data, designs, or preliminary specifications 
?  conduct training for personnel 
?  consult with customers concerning needs 

Education and Experience
Years of Experience:  5
Education:   Bachelor's Degree
?  Active Learning 
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and
future problem-solving and decision-making.

?  Active Listening 
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to
understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and
not interrupting at inappropriate times.

?  Complex Problem Solving 
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to
develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

?  Coordination 
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

?  Critical Thinking 
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of
alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

?  Judgment and Decision Making 
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to
choose the most appropriate one.

?  Negotiation 
Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

?  Persuasion 
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

?  Programming 
Writing computer programs for various purposes.

?  Reading Comprehension 
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

?  Service Orientation 
Actively looking for ways to help people.

?  Social Perceptiveness 
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

?  Speaking 
Talking to others to convey information effectively.

?  Systems Analysis 
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions,
operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

?  Technology Design 
Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.

?  Time Management 
Managing one's own time and the time of others.

?  Troubleshooting 
Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
?  Installation 
Installing equipment,  programs, or systems to meet specifications.

?  Instructing 
Teaching others how to do something.

?  Learning Strategies 
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures
appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

?  Management of Financial Resources 
Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and
accounting for these expenditures.

?  Management of Personnel Resources 
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying
the best people for the job.

?  Monitoring 
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or
organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

?  Operation Monitoring 
Watching software to determine if it is working properly.

?  Quality Control Analysis 
Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes
to evaluate quality or performance.

?  Systems Evaluation 
Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the
actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the
goals of the system.

?  Writing 
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

?  Design 
Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in
production of precision technical plans, software design, drawings,
and models.

?  English Language 
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language
including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and
?  Computers and Electronics 
Knowledge computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

?  Engineering and Technology 
Knowledge of the practical application of technology. This includes
applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the
design and production of various applications and services.

?  Telecommunications 
Knowledge of the operation of telecommunications systems.

If you can locate that web site or find freeware software for the PC
that does a similar job ... that is what I am looking for ...


Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 13 Sep 2006 09:07 PDT

Could ERI's Occupational Assessor be the software you recall?

Download demo here:(free registration required)

Thanks, Bobbie7

Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 13 Sep 2006 09:22 PDT
Or could it be this website?

Clarification of Question by mwalex7-ga on 13 Sep 2006 10:11 PDT
No for both questions ...


Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 13 Sep 2006 10:17 PDT
How about this one?

Clarification of Question by mwalex7-ga on 13 Sep 2006 10:41 PDT
No it needs to be flexible and generate a Job Description similar to
the example I gave you ...


Request for Question Clarification by bobbie7-ga on 13 Sep 2006 22:01 PDT

Can you remember anything else about this site?

Even a small detail can help us locate this website.

Request for Question Clarification by rainbow-ga on 14 Sep 2006 04:26 PDT
Is this the site you are looking for?


Clarification of Question by mwalex7-ga on 14 Sep 2006 11:51 PDT
Bobbie7 & Rainbow,

The site has very similar terms and
breakdown of Job Description sections. However, I could not find
anywhere to make choices on options that you want to appear in a
custom built Job Description like I described above(which you could in
term save as I did the sample above).
So this site seems to have the data ... Maybe the site I stumbled
across is using this data in their site to provide the free tool for
writing custom job descriptions. Only other thing I can remember is
the site I am looking for also had an enhanced online writing tool
service you had to pay for ... more flexible etc. was the
advertisement ... Do not remember the cost ... more than I wanted to
pay ...

Subject: Re: Writing Job Descriptions
Answered By: rainbow-ga on 14 Sep 2006 13:28 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi MWAlex7,

I believe this is the site you are looking for:

Job Description Writer

Main page:
Career InfoNet

Search strategy:
After using a combination of keywords in Google, I found the site
using these words:
free online "job description" builder

I hope this is helpful. If you have any questions regarding my answer,
or believe this is not the site you are looking for, please don?t
hesitate to ask for further assistance before rating.

Best regards,
mwalex7-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $10.00
Praise The Lord !!! That's It !!! Great Job !!!!
Thanks Rainbow !!!

Subject: Re: Writing Job Descriptions
From: rainbow-ga on 14 Sep 2006 14:51 PDT
I'm glad I was able to help. Thank you for the rating and generous tip.
Best regards,

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