Assess Staffing Needs (read below)
Determine Recruiting Strategy
Internet Applicant Rules
Closing a Posting
Shortening the Posting Period
Reposting a Position
Viable Applicant Pools
Determine if there is a vacancy to be filled. Positions are posted to fill current or projected vacancies where the previous incumbent has given notice or is no longer in the position. Determine whether to recruit, restructure or reorganize; determine the type of appointment you need - Career, Limited, Contract, etc. See the Appointment Options Chart for more information.
Situations when recruitment is not required to fill a position are specified under Exceptions to Recruitment in Personnel Policy for Staff Members, Recruitment 20.B.
Determine duties to be performed and requirements to perform those duties. The required skills, knowledge and experience for a position are posted when the position is recruited. These requirements serve as the basis for creating the interview questions, selecting the best qualified candidate, and both documenting and defending the selection. All interviewees are required to meet all the posted requirements so it is important that the requirements are realistic, specific and measurable.
Once the duties and requirements are defined, create a position description in CATS and submit it for departmental and Compensation approval. If you need access to CATS, send an e-mail to email@example.com. In the CATS system the duties, requirements and departmental information move directly from the approved position description onto the posting screen. Once Compensation approves the position description, you Create a Posting in CATS and submit it for Departmental approval. Please see the Job Posting Flowchart and the CATS Posting Tips for assistance in creating a posting.