Typists perform routine clerical work which involves the operation of equipment requiring the manipulation of a standard alphanumeric keyboard in accordance with standards of acceptable levels of production. The types of equipment used to produce correspondence, reports, charts, etc. include typewriters and Electronic Word Processing Equipment, CRT Terminals, Personal Computers, Data Terminals and Printers. This position is also characterized by a broad responsibility for the performance of non-typing clerical tasks. Work is routine in nature, however, as incumbents gain experience on assignments and unit activities, additional and more complex duties are added. These additional duties do not reach the difficulty or complexity of work associated with the senior level of this series. Although detailed instructions are given for new or difficult assignments with procedures that are definitely fixed, incumbents must exercise independent judgment in applying them to specific cases. Work is reviewed either by observation, periodic or spot checks, cross checking by others or by checking the completed work. No supervision is exercised over other employees.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Types correspondence, reports, documents, records and other materials from various sources under varying degrees of direction using equipment with the alphanumeric keyboard, i.e. typewriters, word processing equipment, CRT terminals, personal computers, data terminals and printers:
sets up, makes adjustments and operates a variety of equipment in order to produce a typed copy from a variety of sources;
proofreads typed copy and makes corrections;
composes and types routine correspondence and memoranda from verbal and/or written instructions.
Performs a variety of non-typing clerical tasks as assigned;
Files and maintains records, reports and other documents:
checks for clerical accuracy and completeness;
opens, dates, sorts, distributes and files mail;
sorts, indexes and files bills, requisitions, ledger cards and other material alphabetically and/or numerically;
posts and makes entries from original sources and maintains records, bills, control cards and ledgers;
makes file searches and pulls needed material.
Issues and records licenses, permits and applications;
Collects fees and accounts for monies received;
Maintains time reports and payroll data;
Assists in compiling data, statistics and other basic information for research purposes;
Answers telephone or switchboard: takes messages and gives routine information;
May act as receptionist, directing callers to proper persons or sources of information;
Assists in the input of data in computer terminal;
May operate mimeograph, copy machines, microfilm, simple computing and other office machines;
Performs related duties as required.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Working knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment;
Working knowledge of proper grammatical usage, punctuation and spelling;
Working knowledge of business arithmetic;
Ability to type from clear copy or rough draft at a reasonable rate of speed (35 wpm);
Ability to write legibly;
Ability to get along well with others;
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.