Creating New Positions

New! Effective July 1, 2017: Any new position where the associated salary budget or the proposed salary for the selected candidate is $70,000 or greater must be submitted to the UNC-System Office for review by the Chair of the Board of Governors and the Chair of the Committee on Personnel and Tenure on the 1st and 15th of the month. “New Position” is defined as a position that did not previously exist or a position that existed, but without previously attached funding. This applies to permanent, time-limited, and temporary positions for SHRA, EHRA faculty, and EHRA non-faculty positions, including County Extension (COSS) employees and Post Docs. Position actions that fall under this provision will require thorough analysis and consultation prior to submission to the UNC-System Office by University Human Resources.


Effective job descriptions describe the general nature of the work to be performed, they include specific responsibilities and essential duties as well as required and preferred knowledge, skills, abilities, and qualifications. A well-constructed job description provides a clear picture of the expectations for an employee or candidate.
Before you are ready to enter an action request in PeopleAdmin, you will need to consider what career band and level you would like to request.  Each career band has a competency profile that describes the general purpose of the career band, as well as the competencies required of each level within the career band. More information about commonly used career bands at NC State can be found on the Career Banding page.

Need assistance determining the best fit? Contact your Talent Consultant.

Once you’ve developed a job description, and considered an appropriate career band, you can initiate an action request in NC State’s Position Management Module in PeopleAdmin. Multiple resources are available to guide you through this process on the PeopleAdmin 7 System and Resources page.  With all new position requests, an organizational chart and ADA Checklist is required for job analysis.

Your talent consultant will review the action, and will assign the appropriate career-banded title, level, and corresponding pay range. Talent Solutions will also create a position number and PeopleSoft entry for the new position. You will receive notification when your action is approved.

Once a new position has been created, Talent Solutions will post your position and help you manage the recruitment and selection process. For more information and resources on the recruitment process, visit our Recruitment page.