Qualification Standards
Position Description
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Performs a variety of duties involved in processing stamp and stamp product orders. Manually prepares mail for processing; operates a computer key board and 10-key to input customer order data.
See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given above.
This section is composed of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) which are required to satisfactorily perform the tasks of the position. Applicants must demonstrate that they possess a sufficient level of each KSA, to include at least minimum competency for senior-qualified positions to enable them to perform these tasks satisfactorily. Applicants demonstrate these levels by describing examples of experience, education, or training, any of which may be non-postal. Ratings are based on the demonstration of the level of possession of each of the KSAs. Failure to demonstrate any KSA is disqualifying.
1. Ability to perform basic mathematical computations refers to the ability to perform basic calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals.
2. Ability to work with alpha and numeric characters refers to the ability to recognize, compare, sequence, and transfer manually, or using a computer terminal keyboard, alpha and numeric characters from checks, envelopes, order forms, computer screens, and in reference material.
3. Ability to use written reference material refers to the ability to locate items in a catalogue and to read and interpret charts in user's manuals, and/or manufacturer's handbooks.
4. Ability to work without supervision refers to the ability to perform safely and efficiently the duties of the position such as planning and executing work activities without direct supervision.
1. Applicants for the Order Entry Clerk position must have successfully completed Postal Service Test 730.
2. Also, applicants must demonstrate the ability to key data on a computer terminal at a rate of 25 correct lines within five minutes. This must be demonstrated by successful completion of Postal Service Test 710 at the low standard.
Applicants must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of the position which may involve sitting, standing, walking, climbing, bending, reaching, and stooping for prolonged periods of time. Applicants also must have vision of 20/40 (Snellen) in one eye and the ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters; corrective lenses are permitted.

Doc Date: 04/14/2016   Occ Code: 0530-0005