IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance

May 24 2011   7:49PM GMT

Effective Employment Practices for Protecting IT – Part VI

Robert Davis Robert Davis Profile: Robert Davis

Formal, documented entity-centric job (position) descriptions should exist for each entity employee that clearly conveys duties, prohibitions, and reporting relationships. Typically, position descriptions are prepared based on job analyses — systematic procedures for observing work and determining what tasks should be accomplished to achieve organizational goals. Position descriptions should include definitions of technical knowledge, skills, and abilities required for successful performance in the relevant job and should be useful for hiring, promoting, and performance evaluation purposes. Furthermore, itemized duties should indicate responsibilities assumed during emergency situations. An entity’s human resources department should be accountable for ensuring all organizational positions are reviewed for assignment sensitivity level relative to security requirements. Individually, an approved position description should match an employee’s assigned duties.

View Part I of the Effective Employment Practices for Protecting IT series here

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