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Data Entry Operator

Salary: $14.08-$17.19 hourly / $2,449-$2,990 monthly / Range: 4636

DEFINITION: Under general supervision, operates computers and alphabetic and numeric machines in recording and verifying a variety of complex data; and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the journey level in the Data Entry Operator series. Incumbents are capable of working independently on a variety of data entry assignments.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Classifies and codes data to be entered; keys from a variety of prepared and original source documents, forms, and records; identifies and corrects errors; performs clerical and related office tasks as assigned, such as maintaining records of work received and work performed; verifies data input; may help in training new personnel in the procedures and operation of data entry equipment.


1. Six months of experience in keypunch or data entry operations; or,
2. a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Knowledge of: methods and equipment used in keypunching or data entering; general clerical and record-keeping procedures including coding, indexing, filing and comparing.

Ability to: make comparisons and calculations rapidly and accurately; operate a data entry machine with the speed and accuracy necessary to meet departmental standards.

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