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By kc_thong ·
Can I have some advice on how to write job descriptions related to a data centre. The job descriptions are for:
1. Data Centre Supervisor
2. Systems Operator
3. Senior Systems Operator

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How to write IT job descriptions?

by TimTheToolMan In reply to How to write IT job descr ...

Hi,

Are these new positions or existing ones?

If they're existing ones, then its a little easier - list out what the people used to do in the roles and modify them to be what you WANT from the roles.

If new roles, then its going to be a little harder. You should make them a little more generic to account for things you miss.

For example the systems operator would be responsible for ensuring correct and successful backups are taken each night according to the documented procedures.
Rather than the systems operator would be responsible for changing tapes, checking logs and notifying the senior systems operator in the case of failure of nightly backups.

This puts the role one step further removed from the description and allows for modifications to that role.

As far as the actual activities they'll be performing. I guess thats going to be up to you...

Hope this helps,
Cheers,
Tim.

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by kc_thong In reply to How to write IT job descr ...

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by meddjay In reply to How to write IT job descr ...

I got a great suggestion...hire me for one of these positions and then you will only have to describe two of them! Heck, you hire me, and I will write the descriptions for you!

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by Chief1 In reply to How to write IT job descr ...

I've had to write a few job descriptions. Two Net Admins, one PC Tech, and One Help Desk Tech. The method I use is list the obvious stuff that you know the job must cover. I then go out to the IT job list sites like Monster or Computer Jobs on the internet and peruse the job descriptions there. If I find something that fits I cut and paste. More that likely someone else has written the job description your looking for. Good luck.

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by dkd In reply to How to write IT job descr ...

For NEW positions or ones with little precedent in the industry - review job boards, look at federal government ads that are extremely detailed and 'test' your description using the 360degree approach (with employees that will be higher ups, at the same level and subordinates)

For ESTABLISHED positions:
To create job descriptions that are true evaluative tools, I depend on those already in the position to tell me
- what they currently do
- what they believe their function would be
- whatelse they could be doing to further corporate strategy or achieve departmental goals
- what aspects of their training they most frequently use

With that information I can "fill in the blanks" on a description from any one of the job boards/fed govt and then use the 360 degree approach to evaluate.

Good luck!

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