BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
December 16, 1999
Provides secretarial support for a manager and staff. Processes
information in accordance with established practices and procedures.
Performs a variety of miscellaneous office clerical and typing duties.
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 requirements for formatting and preparing documents such as
letters, reports, and presentation materials.
Knowledge of English composition, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
Ability to operate computer systems or applications such as word
processing, data entry, and graphics software.
Ability to establish and maintain office and database filing systems and
to accurately file and retrieve individual records.
Ability to locate, read, and comprehend written reference materials such
as handbooks, manuals, bulletins, and directives.
Ability to review prepared materials for accuracy and completeness.
Ability to communicate orally sufficient to express spoken ideas or
facts clearly and logically when answering questions, giving directions,
and providing information.
Ability to work cooperatively and interact positively with customers and
co-workers, exercising courtesy, discretion, and self-control.
Applicants must demonstrate clerical and verbal abilities. These must be
demonstrated by successful completion of Postal Service Test 710.
Applicants must demonstrate the ability to type at a net rate of 45
words per minute in a five-minute test. This must be demonstrated by
successful completion of Postal Service Test 712.
Applicants must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of
the position. Applicants 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