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Word Processing Operator Senior Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Operates word processing and peripheral equipment to record, edit, store and revise correspondence, reports, statistical tables, forms and other materials utilizing clerical skills and knowledge of word processing functions. Incumbents in this classification receive assignments or instruction directly from the source and sets priorities. Assignments typically involve long, complex and technically oriented documents.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is second in a series of three classifications.

Examples of Duties:

  • Reviews rough draft and copy to determine procedures to be followed regarding material to be prepared or revised the requested format for finished copy and the time involved on the project.
  • Word processes or keys original material into machine memory, typing from printed copy, machine dictation or handwritten materials.
  • Locates documents in files when revisions are requested and inserts, deletes, corrects, repositions or reformats document.
  • Operates equipment such as printers, copiers or dictaphones to produce documents.
  • Identifies and takes corrective action to resolve routine operational problems.
  • Reads proof copy of documents entered into machine memory and corrects typographical and grammatical errors, prints out final copy and records material for future reference.
  • Distributes and coordinates workload and output of operators.
  • Establishes and maintains logs and files of tapes, cards, discs and other stored material.
  • May assist in training of clerical employees in word processing techniques or general office procedures.
  • Operates other software programs such as spreadsheets and database programs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of business English and spelling.
  • Knowledge of word processing operations.
  • Skill in typing from a variety of rough copy or from a transcriber.
  • Skill in entering, amending and retrieving data in desired format.
  • Skill in producing well balanced grammatically correct and attractively arranged material.
  • Skill in the use of a variety of word processing packages.

Minimum Qualifications:

Two years of experience in the operation of word processing equipment which includes one year of technical typing experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


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