BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
September 8, 2009
Performs miscellaneous office clerical, stenographic, and typing work.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES 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.
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
2. Ability to follow instructions refers to the ability to
comprehend and execute written and oral instructions such as memoranda,
directives, and verbal directions and instructions.
3. Ability to maintain records refers to the ability to keep records
such as files, charts, and indexes accurately and in an organized
fashion for proper retrieval.
4. Ability to prepare reports and correspondence refers to the
ability to prepare documents for distribution or outgoing mail in
acceptable form. Also included is the ability to complete accurately
forms or other reports using information given or gathered.
5. Ability to operate office machines refers to the ability to
operate safely and efficiently equipment such as calculators, copy
machines, and printers, and to make appropriate adjustments to such
equipment (e.g., change ribbons, print wheels, and paper).
Applicants must demonstrate clerical and
verbal abilities. These must be demonstrated by successful completion
of Postal Service Test 710, Parts A and B. In addition, applicants must
demonstrate the ability to type at a net rate of 45 words per minute in
a 5-minute test. This must be demonstrated by successful completion of
Postal Service Test 712.
In addition, applicants must demonstrate the ability to take dictation
at the rate of 80 words per minute and to interpret this dictation.
This ability must be demonstrated by successful completion of Postal
Service Test 711.
Applicants must be physically able to perform
efficiently the duties of the position. 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. Applicants will be required to hear the
conversational voice; hearing aids are permitted.