Class Title: CLERK 1
Bargaining Unit: Use for all Job Titles
Class Code: 002531

Education and Experience: None.
Other Requirements:

Necessary Special Qualifications: None.

Examination Method: Noncompetitive selection for Career Service positions. Determined by appointing authority for Executive Service positions.

Job Overview:

Summary: Under immediate supervision, performs general and clerical figures work of routine difficulty; and performs related work as required.

Distinguishing Features: An employee in this class performs clerical duties which follow prescribed and well established procedures. Detailed instructions and close supervision are given at the beginning of work and on subsequent new assignments; however, after employees become familiar with particular procedures, they usually work with relative independence. Work involving more varied tasks is given closer supervision than that which is repetitive in nature, although work is normally reviewed or verified upon completion. Assignments may require incidental operation of the typewriter and other equipment where conditions of work do not necessitate previous training in their use. This class differs from Clerk 2 in that an incumbent of the latter works under general supervision in the performance of tasks which demand a greater latitude of judgement and which are of a more responsible and difficult nature.

Work Activities: 1. Carries out a variety of general clerical duties according to well defined policy and procedures including: sorting information by alpha, numeric, color code or other routine category; preparing simple tabulations of material sorted or pulled from files; comparing information from one document to another; making simple arithmetic calculations or drawing obvious conclusions as to similarity or dissimilarity of information; filling out clearly instruction forms; filing or shelving a variety of information by standard methods; opening, dating and time stamping mail and other material and sorting same by well defined category; sorting, collecting, and distributing information and items; participating in other routine work such as checking inventory numbers on furniture, equipment and other items and making routine notations on forms; learning to perform stores clerical work and doing very routine clerical work in storerooms, warehouse and other similar work settings such as in clothing storage and distribution centers; learning to perform simple posting; adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing numbers; counting items and performing a variety of routine and simple figures clerical work such as may relate to keeping time and attendance of employees.

2. Performs routine public contact work such as may involve explaining general and nonspecialized details of services and procedures (after training) to visitors, clients, and others on the telephone or in person; calls persons on telephone on nonspecialized matters eliciting and giving information; obtains simple information from clients and places same on standard forms. Types labels, forms, cards, and addresses on envelopes and other material which does not call for typing speed; may be assigned to routinely type form letters and other narrative material to a limited degree for training purposes.

3. Operates and/or utilizes a variety of standard office and business machines and appliances which do not require previous training to operate at the skill level required, such as: addressograph machines, calculators, carts, routine cash registers, cathode ray tube terminals (for querying), copiers, electric and mechanical files, film inspection machines, graphotypes, intercommunications systems (pagers), motor vehicles (to a limited degree), postage meters (to a limited degree), shredders, simple numbering machines, simple sorters, slide projectors, stencil machines, tape recorders, telephones, time and date stamps, and typewriters (to a limited extent).

5. May run errands between organizational units or in other routine transmittal functions such as in making bank deposits.

6. May occasionally move boxes, light furniture and other items about the office or between offices.

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