Supervisor's Guide to Classification
As a supervisor, you have a critical role in ensuring professional positions reporting to you are appropriately classified, any classification issues are dealt with promptly and outcomes are clearly communicated to the occupant of the position.
You should take the opportunity to closely consider the duties of the position and its classification when:
- A new position is created;
- Substantial changes (ie greater than 20%) have been made to the position's responsibilities and duties and the changes are of an ongoing nature (this may be identified as part of an annual performance management, development and review process);
- The duties of a position change as a result of a major restructure; or
- Special circumstances exist or the occupant of a position has queried the classification level of their position with you.
If a review of the classification is considered appropriate, a Request for Classification Review' is completed and the matter considered as part of the Classification Process.
The following resources are available to assist you with this important process:
- Overview of the Classification Process
- Preparing a Position Description
- Developing Selection Criteria
- Example Selection Criteria Statements [pdf]
- Position Description Action Words [pdf]
Advice and assistance may also be obtained from your HR Consultant.
Updated: 24 October 2012