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Utility Clerk, Departmental

Salary: $13.81-$16.85 hourly / $2,401-$2,931 monthly / Range: 4596

DEFINITION: Under general supervision, delivers mail and supplies to departmental facilities; performs storekeeping and inventory maintenance, and minor maintenance repair duties; and performs a variety of related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Utility Clerks perform a variety of duties within a specific department, and are assigned to support service areas. This class differs from the Mail Center Worker in that the latter's primary assignment is to provide countywide US mail services.


1. Collects, weighs, meters, and pre-sorts first class, registered, and certified mail; delivers and distributes in-coming and out-going mail; provides shipping and receiving of United Parcel Service mail; following a prescribed route, provides courier services for furniture, equipment, medical supplies and items, records/files, and mail between department facilities using a car, light truck, or van; may occasionally transport departmental staff to sites in the county.
2. Orders, receives, unloads, inspects, returns, shelves, packs, and labels supplies and equipment; rotates, issues, and delivers requisitioned stock; using a computer, enters data to maintain a record of supplies, equipment, and forms; annually performs fixed asset inventories; operates a fork lift to deliver or move supplies and equipment.
3. Responds to requests from staff for building or office repairs; identifies supplies, equipment, and buildings needing maintenance and repairs and notifies supervisor; performs minor supply, equipment, and building repairs; reconfigures office furniture as directed; writes or types work-orders, and materials requisition forms.
4. Lifts, moves and transports heavy and/or bulky furniture and household appliances.


1. One year of experience performing one of the following: mailroom services; courier/delivery services; storekeeping; or shipping and receiving; 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.

Additional Qualifications: Possession of a California Class C Driver's License is required at the time of appointment and must be kept valid throughout the term of employment. Some positions in this class may require the incumbent to obtain a Class B license.

Knowledge of: basic recordkeeping and arithmetic; safe work and driving practices.

Ability to: read and carry out written and oral instructions; learn storeroom and inventory control procedures; learn to make minor building maintenance repairs; maintain computerized records, reports, and forms; pay attention to detail; learn to operate office equipment and hand tools; learn a variety of routine duties; write simple notes; observe safe work and driving practices; learn to operate fork lift; and maintain good working relationships with staff and the public.

Supplemental Information: Incumbents in some positions may be exposed to a variety of hazardous and/or unpleasant field conditions, including wet, rainy, cold or hot weather, vermin, and exposure to chemicals. Work in some positions may require various types of physical exertion, such as: prolonged bending, stooping and lifting; carrying and moving heavy objects such as refrigerators, sofa beds and appliances over uneven surfaces, such as down staircases and through narrow hallways; lifting heavy items above and below shoulder height; walking, standing, and reaching, sometimes for extended periods.

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