BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
(0356-2019) DATA CONVERSION OPERATOR (MES)
May 22, 2013
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.
Knowledge of computer systems.
Ability to follow instructions.
Ability to communicate.
Ability to work with others.
Applicants must successfully complete Postal Service Test 473, which
includes the following measures of job-related knowledge, skills, and
A. Address Checking
B. Forms Completion
C. Coding & Memory
D. Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory
Applicants must also 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.
Applicants who qualify and are selected under this standard will be
required to complete prescribed training satisfactorily.
Applicants must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of
the position with or without reasonable accommodations.