Dual Requisitions

Overview: A dual requisition is when a department chooses to advertise two levels of the same job family within one requisition. This can be used to hire one individual or can be set to a multiple hire. These are seen most commonly in IT positions, but can be used for any classification. 

 

Requirements

 

1. The classifications must be within the same family and cannot skip levels

  • You can advertise a PLB1 and PLB2, but not a PLB1 and a PLA1.
  • You can advertise a PIC1 and a PIC2, but not a PIC1 and a PIC3.

2. The advertised salary range must be for the advertised classification

  • The department can advertise the higher level or lower level, but the range in Position Details must match that level.
  • Both salary ranges should be listed by level in the Duties section of the posting.

3. The Working Title must list both classifications

  • If the department would like to use a Working Title upon appointment, they can use a different title. For advertising purposes, both levels should be listed so applicants can see it is a dual requisition when hovering over title on Jobs@UIOWA site.
  • For example, if advertising for a PLB1 and PLB2, the working title should be listed as Librarian/Specialist Librarian.

4. Determining Classification

  • The department should include in the duties section of the posting how they will select the classification for the selected candidate(s)
  • Typically, it is based on the applicant’s qualifications.

5. Job Description

  • There should be either two job descriptions with varying duties/qualifications, OR
  • A combined job description that separated duties and qualifications by classification.

6. Qualifications

  • Should vary in years of experience and/or proficiency level between the two classifications.
  • The qualifications should be separated by classification on the requisition so applicants can easily see what is required for each level and determine which classification they are qualified for.