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Office Clerks, General Description

Perform duties too varied and diverse to be classified in any specific office clerical occupation, requiring knowledge of office systems and procedures. Clerical duties may be assigned in accordance with the office procedures of individual establishments and may include a combination of answering telephones, bookkeeping, typing or word processing, stenography, office machine operation, and filing.

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Office Clerks, General Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Maintain and update filing, inventory, mailing, and database systems, either manually or using a computer.
  • Compile, copy, sort, and file records of office activities, business transactions, and other activities.
  • Review files, records, and other documents to obtain information to respond to requests.
  • Troubleshoot problems involving office equipment, such as computer hardware and software.
  • Open, sort, and route incoming mail, answer correspondence, and prepare outgoing mail.
  • Complete work schedules, manage calendars, and arrange appointments.
  • Operate office machines, such as photocopiers and scanners, facsimile machines, voice mail systems, and personal computers.
  • Answer telephones, direct calls, and take messages.
  • Communicate with customers, employees, and other individuals to answer questions, disseminate or explain information, take orders, and address complaints.
  • Compute, record, and proofread data and other information, such as records or reports.
  • Type, format, proofread, and edit correspondence and other documents, from notes or dictating machines, using computers or typewriters.
  • Deliver messages and run errands.
  • Inventory and order materials, supplies, and services.
Supplemental Tasks
  • Monitor and direct the work of lower-level clerks.
  • Count, weight, measure, or organize materials.
  • Process and prepare documents, such as business or government forms and expense reports.
  • Train other staff members to perform work activities, such as using computer applications.
  • Prepare meeting agendas, attend meetings, and record and transcribe minutes.
  • Collect, count, and disburse money, do basic bookkeeping, and complete banking transactions.
  • Make travel arrangements for office personnel.
  • Complete and mail bills, contracts, policies, invoices, or checks.

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