BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
(0356-2003) DATA CONVERSION OPERATOR, PDC
December 31, 1990
Operates data conversion equipment in transforming information from
source documents to computer input forms.
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.
Applicants must have six months of experience in the operation of data
The experience must have been full-time hands-on experience under the
title of Data Conversion Operator (or other title with primary duties
being operating data conversion equipment).
Applicants must demonstrate the ability to key data on a computer
terminal at a rate of 35 correct lines within five minutes. This must be
demonstrated by successful completion of Postal Service Test 714 at the
high standard. Certificates of proficiency are not acceptable. In
addition, applicants must have successfully completed Postal Service
Applicants 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 material the size oftypewritten characters 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.
Applicants will be rated and ranked on the basis of the quality and
extent of their total experience and training.