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BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD Q0350b (0350-01XX) OFFICE MACHINE OPERATOR DOCUMENT DATE: September 8, 2009 FUNCTION: 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 above. REQUIREMENTS: EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: 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 particular installation. 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 position. 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 personnel efficiently. 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 basis.

  Occ Code: 0350-01XX