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These sample customizable templates contain sections that may be useful to include in job descriptions. Those suggested are examples of best practice options. If your municipality has a different layout that is equally informative, feel free to continue using it. Section titles may differ; you may prefer to include more sections or subsections (such as Supervisory Responsibilities, Required Certifications, or Travel Requirements) or a different order.

The intent of this sample is to provide members with a useful structure to either develop new job descriptions or review ones currently used. This template requires tailoring to include the details for specific positions in your municipality. Please fill in applicable blanks and add any categories (such as Pay Grade) that might apply in your situation.

Examples are italicized and underlined and illustrate the type of wording that might be included in each section. Remember to remove the examples and replace with the relevant details that apply to the specific position in your municipality.

Bear in mind that job descriptions are “living documents.” As such, they should be reviewed and updated regularly to reflect changes in job duties, union contracts or municipal policies.


While every effort is made to provide members with the most accurate information possible, this document does not constitute legal advice.

Contact the VLCT Municipal Assistance Center at Mac-hr@vlct.org or 1-800-649-7915 for individual assistance with the leave provisions of your town’s personnel policy.

Publication Date: 
Friday, January 01, 2016

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