BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
(0350-01XX) OFFICE MACHINE OPERATOR
DOCUMENT DATE: September 8, 2009
Serves as a working leader in charge of a unit engaged in duplicating
and reproducing material.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given
1. Applicants must have two years of general office clerical or
machine operating work. At least six months of this must have been
experience in operations of the types of machines to be operated in the
2. Successful completion of a full 4-year high school course
including credits in commercial or business subjects such as general
business education, business arithmetic, and office practices or
successful completion of a full academic year of 36 weeks of business
school may be substituted for 11/2 years of general experience.
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 that he has the ability to perform the duties of the
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 use hand tools.
2. Knowledge of mimeograph, addressograph, graphotype, verifax,
photostat, multilith, and other similar office machines.
3. Ability to work without immediate supervision.
4. Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
5. Ability to instruct.
6. Ability to assign work, establish work schedules and utilize
7. Ability to personally resolve problems of a routine nature.
8. Ability to work with others.
9. Ability to schedule work, either materials or people.
EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must demonstrate clerical and
verbal abilities. These must be demonstrated by successful completion
of Postal Service Test 710.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicant 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 materials the size of
typewritten character 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: For entrance and in-service positions, the
Postal Service may require applicants who qualify under this standard to
satisfactorily complete a prescribed training course prior to
assignment, reassignment, or promotion to this position. This
information will be provided in the vacancy announcement posted at the
installation. The above position will be posted for application by
employees of any craft and selection will be made on a best qualified