Job description: It is a document that describes the general tasks, or other related duties, and responsibilities of a position. It usually forms the basis of the job specification. According to Gray Dessler, “Job description is a list of job duties, responsibilities, reporting relationships, working conditions, and supervisors’ responsibilities.”
According to DeCenzo and Robbins, “A job description is written a statement of what the job holder does, how it is done, under what conditions it is done and conditions of employment.”
According to Edwin B.Flippo, “A job description is an organized, factual statement of the duties and responsibilities of a specific job.”
It may specify the functionary to whom the position reports, specifications such as the qualifications or skills needed by the person in the job, and a salary range. It is a necessary element of the job application procedure as, with the right information, it should help applicants to find out whether the role is in line with their skill set and whether it is a job they really want to do.