A job description (JD) is a summary of the most important features of a job. A JD should describe and focus on the job itself and not on any specific individual who might fill the job. JDs have a number of uses including:

  • Developing a job worth hierarchy
  • Identifying performance standards
  • Organizational design uses
  • Salary survey exchanges
  • Legal defenses
  • Job assignments
  • Selection/recruitment
  • Establishing career paths/succession planning

There are times when a job allows substitution of work experience for degree requirements in the minimum qualifications section of the job descriptions (JD).  Download and review the equivalent substitutions.

Job Description Builder (JDB) is an electronic tool used by Compensation to write and store Job Descriptions. The new tool is interactive and allows users to search JDs by multiple parameters. It also allows users to save and/or print the JDs in PDF format.

To log in to JDB, use the credentials below:
EMAIL: jobdescriptions@uab.edu
PASSWORD (case sensitive): Blazers1
WEBSITE: Click here

For help with JDB, see resources below:
Instructions for Using JDB
For more information on this tool, email us at compensation@uab.edu.