What is a Position Description? [+ templates]

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Position description and job description are often interchangeable, but they are not technically the same. So what’s the difference? In this post, I cover:

What is a position description? — a simple definition.Position description vs job description — how they are different?How to create a position description — steps for writing your own.What is included in a complete position description? — with example templates.

Let’s dive in.

What is a position description?

A position description (PD) is a detailed document outlining a role’s primary duties, responsibilities, and requirements. A position description might also include supervisory relationships (e.g.,

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