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OFFICE SERVICES ASSISTANT PDC
OCCUPATION CODE: 0301-2034
JOB LEVEL: N-10
BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
0301b
(0301-2034) OFFICE SERVICES ASSISTANT, PDC



DOCUMENT DATE:
November 30, 1987

FUNCTION:
Performs various clerical assignments in the operation of the facility mailroom and processing and maintaining documents concerned with purchases and the payment of services.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given above.

REQUIREMENTS:
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. B-1. Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment. B-2 Knowledge of mailroom equipment. B-3. Ability to assemble and disassemble mechanical equipment. B-4. Ability to work without immediate supervision. B-5. Ability to perform preventive maintenance. B-6. Ability to use reference materials and manuals. B-7. Ability to diagnose mechanical trouble. B-9. Safety in performance of duties common to the position. B-10. Ability to maintain records and prepare reports. B-11. Ability to perform effectively under the pressures of the position. B-13. Ability to plan, lay out, and set up work. B-14. Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. B-27. Ability to diagnose (electrical and electronic trouble). B-48. Ability to handle weights and loads, beyond "normal" type functions of a position. B-53. Ability to work with others.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must have two years of general experience in general office type procedures and six months experience in mailroom operation. The educational accomplishments of each applicant will be evaluated to determine if they demonstrate the KSAs, and/or experience requirements of the job. When education fully demonstrates a minimum qualification element, no other demonstration is necessary for that element. When education is a partial demonstration of a minimum qualification element, further evidence, such as experience or training, is required.

Note:
The required amount of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification. The applicant's record of experience and training must show the ability to perform the duties of the position.

EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must have successfully completed Postal Service Test 710.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of the position. Vision of 20/40 (Snellen) in one eye and ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters are required. Corrective lenses are permitted. Ability to distinguish basic colors and shades is desirable. Ability to hear the conversational voice is required; hearing aids are permitted.

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS:
Applicants will be rated and ranked on the basis of the quality and extent of their total experience, education, training, and written test results.

  Occ Code: 0301-2034

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