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DIST CLK MACH MPLSM
OCCUPATION CODE: 2315-13XX
JOB LEVEL: P7-07
BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
2315f
(2315-13XX) DISTRIBUTION CLERK MACHINE, MPLSM



DOCUMENT DATE:
November 25, 1988

FUNCTION:
1. Operates an electro-mechanical machine in the distribution of letter-

sized mail requiring the knowledge and application of:
(1) two approved schemes, (2) city primary or secondary schemes, or (3) memory items used for holdouts or non-ZIP coded mail, or (4) machine schemes consisting of the distribution by any direct and alphabetical or geographical grouping or by reading the ZIP Code on each letter as it is positioned. 2. Must be able to demonstrate operation of the machine requiring an

accuracy rate of 98 percent and sorting speeds as follows:
Distribution Letters/Minute Outgoing Primary 60 Outgoing Secondary (ZIP Code) 60 Outgoing Secondary State (Scheme Knowledge) 55 Incoming Primary (ZIP Code) 60 Incoming Primary (Scheme Knowledge) 55 Incoming City Primary (Scheme Knowledge) 50 Box Mail 60 Box Mail (4-digit program) 50

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given above.

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. The numbers in parentheses reflect KSA item numbers. Ability to work without immediate supervision refers to the safe and efficient performance of duties of the position, such as planning and executing work activities, without direct supervision. Ability to work with others refers to working in cooperation with fellow employees to efficiently perform the duties of the position. Ability to observe and act on visual information such as names, addresses, numbers, and shapes. Ability to learn and recall pairings of addresses with numbers, letters, or positions. Ability to sequence refers to placing mail (parcel, sacks, pouches) in the proper numerical, alphabetical, or geographic order, including by ZIP Code or directs. Knowledge of the multi-position letter sorting machine.

EXAMINATION/TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must have successfully completed Postal Service Test 470, Configuration 1 as the selection criterion for the trainee position. Employees must then successfully complete dexterity training as required by management. Employees also must demonstrate the ability to key with

at least 98 percent accuracy at sorting speeds as follows:
Distribution Letters/Minute Outgoing Primary 60 Outgoing Secondary (ZIP Code) 60 Outgoing Secondary State (Scheme Knowledge) 55 Incoming Primary (ZIP Code) 60 Incoming Primary (Scheme Knowledge) 55 Incoming City Primary (Scheme Knowledge) 50 Box Mail 60 Box Mail (4-digit program) 50

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of the position. Applicants must have vision of 20/40 (Snellen) in one eye, near acuity of 7 or higher either eye (Titmus or Bausch and Lomb), and the ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters. Corrective lenses are permitted. Ability to distinguish basic colors and shades is desirable.

  Occ Code: 2315-13XX

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