A position description is a summary of the essential functions of a position and must include the major responsibilities and minimum qualifications needed to perform the role. Managers are responsible for reviewing position descriptions to ensure that the responsibilities are accurate. Core position descriptions are for jobs found in more than one department at UMMS and are written and maintained by the Compensation Department. The core position descriptions represent a significant number of positions at the University. In the event that a manager needs to fill a position that is new to their department, they should contact their Compensation Specialist.