BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
(0303-01XX) MAINTENANCE SUPPORT CLERK
October 21, 1994
Performs a variety of data collection and processing tasks in support of
scheduling, planning, control, and reporting for maintenance operations;
completes requisitions, stores and issues supplies, parts, and tools.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given
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.
Knowledge of computer systems refers to the terminology, usage, and
operating characteristics of computer terminals as data input and
information monitoring devices used for obtaining reports or
Ability to work and deal with people refers to working in cooperation
and interacting positively with customers and coworkers, exercising
courtesy, etiquette, and self-control.
Ability to communicate orally refers to expressing spoken ideas or facts
clearly and logically when answering questions, giving directions, and
Ability to follow oral instructions refers to comprehending and
executing spoken directions, steps, or procedures used in performing
office tasks and work assignments.
Ability to work without immediate supervision refers to the ability to
perform the duties of the position (e.g., planning and executing work
activities) safely and efficiently without direct supervision.
Ability to operate programmed or programmable keyboard devices refers to
understanding and applying written instructions and using specific
function keys to control the operation of equipment or systems such as
word processing systems or data entry/computer terminals.
Ability to work while under pressure refers to performing the duties of
the position safely and effectively under time constraints, stress, or
in emergency situations.
Ability to read and understand graphs, charts, and/or tables refers to
using and understanding information presented in graphs, tables, and
diagrams (e.g., maintenance reports, handbooks, and catalogs).
Ability to review incoming materials refers to examining incoming
shipments of supplies, parts, tools, and other items for variations in
quantity, specifications, and conditions.
Ability to prepare maintenance work orders and schedules refers to
determining work requirements and materials, establishing priorities,
and planning assignments to match workload and available resources.
Applicants must demonstrate clerical and verbal abilities. This must be
demonstrated by successful completion of Postal Service Test 710.
Applicant 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 714 at the
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; and
intermittent lifting and carrying of heavy objects such as tools, parts,
equipment, and supplies. 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. Ability to distinguish basic colors and shades is desirable.
Ability to hear the conversational voice is required; hearing aids are
Applicant 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 714 at the low standard.