The purpose of this questionnaire is to prepare job descriptions and job specifications
which help employers hire the right quality of workforce into their organizations. This
questionnaire asks current employees to describe the duties and responsibilities
associated with their positions. After the employees complete the questionnaires, the
company uses the data as a basis for making improvements, development of
performance appraisals, promotion criteria, and training needs assessment. This
document contains standard information that is asked of employees and may be
customized to fit the specific needs of the company and its employees. This is a useful
tool that should be utilized by a company's human resources department.
Job Analysis Questionnaire
PURPOSE AND INSTRUCTIONS
The purpose of the study is to obtain current information on your job based on a review of
job duties and responsibilities.
Because you know your duties and responsibilities better than anyone else, we need your
help to get an accurate description of your job. We are asking you to complete this
questionnaire that asks for information about your job duties. The questionnaire does not
ask about your job performance; only what your job requires you to do.
Please complete this questionnaire as honestly, completely and accurately as you can.
Base your answers on what is normal to your current job, not special projects or
temporary assignment duties, unless these tasks are a regular part of your job. This
questionnaire needs to cover many jobs, so the questions are not specifically about your
job. However, you should be able to compare your job duties to the examples given. If
two answers seem to fit your situation, just check the one that works best. When
answering the questions, imagine you are describing what you do to a neighbor, friend or
to someone just hired for your position.
Your supervisor and manager will also be asked about your job, but they will not be
allowed to change your answers. We appreciate your active participation in this important
study. If you have questions, please feel free to ask your supervisor or division
Please return this Questionnaire to your Supervisor.
A. Employee Data (Please Print):
Your Name: Job Code: ________________
Employee ID: Department:_______________
Your Job Title:
How long have you been in your current position: __ years _______ months
Work Telephone Number:
Supervisor's Name: Supervisor’s Title____________
B. General Purpose of Position
Indicate in one or two sentences the general purpose of the position (or why this
job exists). This statement should be a general summary of the responsibilities listed in
the next section.
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C. Summary of Responsibilities
Describe specific job responsibilities/duties, listing the most important first. Use
a separate statement for each responsibility. Most positions can be described in 6-8
major responsibility areas. Combine minor or occasional duties in one last statement.
Give a best estimate of average percentage of time each responsibility takes; however,
do not include a duty which occupies 5% or less of your time unless it is an essential part
of the job. Each statement should be brief and concise, beginning with an action verb. A
list of action verbs is attached for reference but feel free to use other action verbs if
they are more appropriate. The following is an example.
Secretary Percent of Time
1. Performs a variety of typing duties including standard letters,
reports and forms. __________
2. Takes and transcribes dictation. Composes letters and memos
as directed. __________
3. Maintains departmental files; ensures that all records are updated
and modified as necessary. __________
4. Answers the telephone and greets visitors. __________
5. Makes travel arrangements. __________
For the remainder of the questionnaire, most of the questions require that you check the
box or list information. Guidelines for completing these sections are as follows:
Read each definition carefully before answering,
Consider the job, not yourself,
Answer based on the job as it currently exists,
Select the most appropriate answer(s) for each question.
General Education and Experience
D. Education: Check the box that best indicates the minimum training/education
requirements of this job. (Not necessarily your education, but the requirements for the
1. Minimum Requirement
[ ] Up to 8 years of education [ ] Associate's Degree
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[ ] 9 to 11 years of education [ ] Bachelor's Degree
[ ] High School Diploma or GED [ ] Master's Degree
[ ] Technical or Business School [ ] Doctorate Degree
E. Experience: Please indicate the specific job experience needed. For example,
"accounting experience in an education environment" vs. "accounting experience". Be
sure that the experience stated is what is actually required by the job, not what is
Check the box which best indicates the minimum amount of experience described above.
(Not necessarily your years of experience, but the requirements for the job.)
[ ] Less than 6 months [ ] 3 but less than 5 years
[ ] 6 months but less than 1 year [ ] 5 but less than 7 years
[ ] 1 year but less than 3 years [ ] 7 years plus
F. Type of Skills and/or License or Certification Required.
Please indicate all specific skills and/or licensing/certification required (not
preferred) to do this job. For example, spreadsheet software proficiency may be a
requirement for a secretarial job; journey license may be required for an electrician.
G. Supervisory Responsibilities: What is the nature of the direct supervisory
responsibility your job has? Check one answer.
[ ] No supervisory responsibility.
[ ] Work leadership of one or more employees.
[ ] Assistant Manager over supervisors or a small department.
[ ] Manager of one department.
[ ] Manager of more than one department.
[ ] Director, through managers, of a single department.
[ ] Director, through managers, of multiple departments.
How many positions report directly to you?
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[ ] None [ ] 1 [ ] 2-3 [ ] 4-6 [ ] 7 or more
List the title(s) of employee(s) whom you directly supervise:
Title Level/Grade Number of Positions
Indicate the total number of employees you indirectly supervise through supervisors or
[ ] None [ ] 1-5 [ ] 6-10 [ ] 11-20 [ ] 21-50 [ ] 51-100
Does this position require functional supervision of positions that do not report directly to
[ ] Yes [ ] No
H. Physical Demands and Working Conditions.
Indicate how often the following physical demands are required to perform the
Essential Job Responsibilities.
C=Constantly F=Frequently O=Occasionally R=Rarely
Physical Demands Environmental Conditions
Standing Extreme Cold
Walking Extreme Heat
Sitting Temperature Changes
Balancing Atmospheric Conditions
Stooping Other (define):
Reaching Physical Strength
Handling Little Physical Effort
Grasping Light Work
Feeling Medium Work
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Talking Heavy Work
Hearing Very Heavy Work
I. General Employee Comments
Because no single questionnaire can cover every part of a job, can you think of
any other information that would be important in understanding your job? If so,
please give us your comments below.
J. Supervisor’s Review Section.
Based on your understanding of the job as it currently exists, please review the
employee's response and provide your own comments in the space provided below.
Please do not change the employee's responses. The questionnaire is intended to
analyze the job as it is currently being done and not how it might be done in the future.
The employee's level of performance in the job is not part of this review and is not
to be considered.
Supervisor's Name: _______________________________________________
Date: _______________ Telephone Number: ______
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K. Reviewing Official’s Review Section.
Based on your understanding of the job as it currently exists, please review the
employee's response and provide your own comments in the space provided below.
Please do not change the employee's or supervisor's responses. The questionnaire
is intended to analyze the job as it is currently being done and not how it might be done in
the future. The employee's level of performance in the job is not part of this review
and is not to be considered.
(Attach additional page(s) for clarifying comments, as necessary.)
Action Verbs Attachment
This list of action verbs should be used to assist you in completing the Summary of
Responsibilities section. These verbs are useful in identifying and defining job functions.
Although many of the terms may seem obvious, definitions are provided in the interest of
Administer - Manage or direct the execution of affairs.
Adopt - Take up and practice as one's own.
Advise - Recommend a course of action; offer an informed opinion based on
Analyze - Separate into elements and critically examine.
Anticipate - Foresee and deal with in advance.
Appraise - Give an expert judgment of worth or merit.
Approve - Accept as satisfactory; exercise final authority with regard to commitment of
Arrange - Make preparation for an event; put in proper order.
Assemble - Collect or gather together in a predetermined order from various sources.
Assign - Specify or designate tasks or duties to be performed by others.
Assume - Undertake; take for granted.
Assure - Give confidence; make certain of.
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Authorize - Approve; empower through vested authority.
Calculate - Make a mathematical computation.
Circulate - Pass from person to person or place to place.
Clean - To remove dirt or make tidy.
Clear- Gain approval of others.
Collaborate - Work jointly with; cooperate with others.
Collect - Gather.
Compile - Put together information; collect from other documents.
Concur - Agree with a position, statement, action, or opinion.
Conduct - Carry on; direct the execution of.
Confer - Consult with others to compare views.
Consolidate - Bring together.
Construct - Build, make or modify.
Consult - Seek the advice of others.
Control - Measure, interpret, and evaluate actions for conformance with plans or
Coordinate - Regulate, adjust, or combine the actions of others to attain harmony.
Correlate - Establish a reciprocal relationship.
Correspond - Communicate with.
Debug - To detect, locate and remove mistakes from a routine of malfunctions from
Delegate - Commission another to perform tasks or duties that may carry specific
degrees of accountability.
Deliver - Carry to intended destination.
Design - Conceive, create, and execute according to plan.
Determine - Resolve; fix conclusively.
Develop - Disclose, discover, perfect, or unfold a plan or idea.
Devise - Come up with something new, perhaps by combining or applying known
ideas or principles.
Direct - Guide work operations through the establishment of objectives, policies,
rules, practices, methods, and standards.
Discuss - Exchange views for the purpose of arriving at a conclusion.
Dispose - Get rid of.
Disseminate - Spread or disperse information.
Distribute - Deliver to proper destinations.
Draft - Prepare papers or documents in preliminary form.
Endorse - Support or recommend.
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Establish - Bring into existence.
Estimate - Forecast future requirements.
Evaluate - Determine or fix the value of.
Execute - Put into effect or carry out.
Exercise - Exert.
Expedite - Accelerate the process or progress of.
Formulate - Develop or devise.
Furnish - Provide with what is needed; supply.
Implement - Carry out; execute a plan or program.
Improve - Make something better.
Initiate - Start or introduce.
Inspect - Critically examine for suitability.
Install - To set up for use.
Interpret - Explain something to others.
Investigate - Study through close examination and systematic inquiry.
Issue - Put forth or to distribute officially.
Maintain - Keep in an existing state.
Monitor - Watch, observe, or check with an eye to reaching agreement.
Notify - Make known to.
Operate - Perform an activity or series of activities.
Participate - Take part in.
Perform - Fulfill or carry out some action.
Place - Locate and choose position for.
Plan - Devise or project the realization of a course of action.
Practice - Perform work repeatedly in order to gain proficiency.
Prepare - Make ready for a particular purpose.
Proceed - Begin to carry out an action.
Process - Subject something to special treatment; handle in accordance with
Promote - Advance to a higher level or position.
Propose - Declare a plan or intention.
Provide - Supply what is needed; furnish.
Recommend - Advise or counsel a course of action; offer or suggest for adoption.
Repair - Fix or make usable.
Represent - Act in the place of or for.
Report - Give an account of; furnish information or data.
Research - Inquire into a specific matter from several sources.
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Review - Examine or re-examine.
Revise - Rework in order to correct or improve.
Schedule - Plan a timetable.
Secure - Gain possession of; make safe.
Select - Choose the best suited.
Sign - Formally approve a document by affixing a signature.
Sort - To separate or arrange according to a plan.
Specify - State precisely in detail or name explicitly.
Stimulate - Excite to activity; urge.
Submit - Yield or present for the discretion or judgment of others.
Supervise - Personally oversee, direct, inspect, or guide the work of others with
responsibility for meeting standards of performance.
Train -Teach or guide others in order to bring up to a predetermined standard.
Transcribe - Transfer data from one form of record to another or from one method of
preparation to another, without changing the nature of the data.
Verify - Confirm or establish authenticity; substantiate.
Write - To compose or draft.
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