WHAT TO INCLUDE IN A JOB DESCRIPTION
A good job description should include a company overview and job overview, as well as an explanation of the associated responsibilities, skills & qualifications, and work environment. Below are some general guidelines for writing each of these sections effectively.
1. COMPANY OVERVIEW
Providing an accurate, concise description of your business is a great way to attract the right employees. Think of this section as an advertisement for your company -- why should prospective employees want to join your team?
Some useful things to include here are:
- Core company values
- Mission statement
- Brief history of your organization
- Anticipated growth
- Business goals
2. JOB OVERVIEW
In a few sentences, describe the purpose, importance, and fundamental qualities of the position being offered. No need to be too specific or comprehensive here -- the idea is to provide a zoomed-out image of the role the applicant would be filling in your company.
This is where you’ll outline the specific day-to-day responsibilities of the job. Bullet-point format is typically the most practical way to present this information.
4. NECESSARY SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
List in bulleted format the skills & qualifications that are absolutely essential to this position. Consider as many specific conditions of the job as possible in order to create a complete list of qualifications an applicant must have in order to succeed.
5. PREFERRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
List in bulleted format the skills & qualifications that are not essential, but would make an applicant more eligible for the position being offered.
6. WORK ENVIRONMENT
Describe the environment in which the applicant would be spending most of their time. In this description, include information about:
- Company culture
- Pace of work
- Amount of collaborative vs. independent activity
- Who the employee will report to (or vice versa)
Technical Project Manager Job Description
Below is our technical project manager job description. You can post it as-is to an online job board like ZipRecruiter, or download and customize it to match the unique aspects of your business. Keep in mind that adding a custom company overview and description of the work environment (outlined above) will help you draw in the right applicants.
Technical Project Manager Job Description
Our agency’s technical project managers keep company projects running on time and on budget. Project managers help create plans to develop products, including costs, milestone dates, and resource allocations. As projects proceed, technical project managers monitor their progress and keep everyone on target. When issues arise, they find workable solutions.
- Develop new technology project plans
- Monitor the progress of existing project plans
- Update management on the status of projects and key milestones
- Provide assistance to team members as needed
- Troubleshoot development issues when they arise
- Adjust project development plans when market viability and costs make doing so necessary
Necessary Skills & Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technology field
- Minimum of five years of experience as a technical project manager
- Ability to independently manage large projects
- Ability to adhere to budgets and schedules
- Ability to translate big-picture goals into measurable milestones
- Experience managing team members and projects
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Familiarity with the theoretical and practical aspects of project management
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong cross-functional collaboration skills
Preferred Skills & Qualifications:
- Minimum of six years of experience as a technical project manager
- Minimum of eight years working on technical projects
- Certification in project management
- Master’s degree or higher
3 STEPS TO TAKE WHEN HIRING EMPLOYEES
ENSURE LEGAL COMPLIANCE
Hiring employees can be an intimidating and time-consuming process, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve created a hiring compliance checklist to help you get over the legal hurdles with ease. From obtaining an Employer Identification Number (EIN) to confirming work eligibility, our guide covers everything you need to know.
SET UP PAYROLL
Even if your business only has a few employees, setting up a payroll service can save you time for running your business and also ensure that your company is compliant with important federal requirements, such as employee withholding.
We recommend Gusto, a user-friendly payroll platform for small businesses. Try out their services and get one month free.
ACQUIRE WORKERS' COMP INSURANCE
Workers’ compensation insurance provides financial and legal protection for your business and its employees.
Whether or not you need workers’ comp insurance for your company depends on the nature of the job, the employer-employee relationship, and the unique regulations of your state.