BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
(2315-14XX) DISTRIBUTION CLERK MACHINE, SPLSM
November 25, 1988
Operates a single-position electro-mechanical letter sorting machine in
the distribution of letter-size mail requiring the knowledge and
application of approved machine schemes as may be assigned. Notes source
of trouble in the equipment when erratic operation or failures occur
during production periods. Performs corrective actions as stated in
duties and responsibilities and requests maintenance assistance, as
Must be able to demonstrate operation of the machine at prescribed
sorting speeds with an accuracy rate of 98 percent.
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.
Ability to work without immediate supervision refers to the safe and
efficient performance of duties of the positions 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,
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 single-position electro-mechanical letter sorting machine.
Ability to perform routine troubleshooting such as removing jams.
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 up to 60 letters per
minute, by the end of the appropriate training program.
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.