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Data Input Operator Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Inputs and verifies data from source documents. Employees in this classification are responsible for input of data pertaining to a particular program or project.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is first in a series of three classifications and is distinguished from the Data Input Operator Senior in that this is the entry level in the series and the emphasis is on simple data input and manipulation. Employees may log and correct source documents and perform limited interpretation, manipulation and/or coding of data or information to include researching historic data or running reports.

Examples of Duties:

  • Enters records, pre-coded or open format data from source documents onto tapes,discs or into on-line terminals.
  • Verifies entered data manually and/or visually.
  • Logs source documents in and out to record data and time.
  • Detects data entry errors and decides corrective action.
  • Run routine reports with updated and/or current data.
  • Codes and/or corrects codes of input data as needed.
  • Reviews source documents to determine accuracy and completeness of information; follows up to correct or complete data.
  • Updates records to include deleting, changing, or adding data to files.
  • Files source documents.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of typing and data entry procedures and methods.
  • Skill in performing data entry operations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Six months' experience operating data entry equipment which includes the completion of a three month training program in the operation of data entry equipment OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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