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DIST CLK MACH SPLSM
OCCUPATION CODE: 2315-14XX
JOB LEVEL: P7-07
BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
2315g
(2315-14XX) DISTRIBUTION CLERK MACHINE, SPLSM



DOCUMENT DATE:
November 25, 1988

FUNCTION:
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 necessary. 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 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. General 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, 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 single-position electro-mechanical letter sorting machine. Special Ability to perform routine troubleshooting such as removing jams.

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 up to 60 letters per minute, by the end of the appropriate training program.

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.

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS:
Ability to distinguish basic colors and shades is desirable.

  Occ Code: 2315-14XX

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