State of Maryland

DATA ENTRY OPERATOR I (#000798)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $24,538.00-$37,949.00 Yearly


GRADE

6

NATURE OF WORK

A Data Entry Operator I is the intermediate level of work keying large amounts of data from source documents into a computer or onto magnetic tape or disk according to a production schedule. Employees in this classification do not supervise.

Employees in this classification receive moderate supervision from a Data Entry Operator Supervisor. Employees in this classification may be assigned to work day, evening or night shifts, which may include weekends and holidays. Employees are required to work with keyboards and computer monitors for long periods of time.

Positions in this classification are evaluated using the Classification Job Evaluation Methodology. The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of a class specification.

The Data Entry Operator I and Data Entry Operator II are differentiated on the basis of the degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over these employees. The Data Entry Operator I performs duties under close supervision at times and under general supervision at other times depending on the complexity of the specific duties being performed and the Data Entry Operator II performs the full range of duties under general supervision.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Keys alpha, numeric or symbolic data from source documents into a computer or onto magnetic tape or disk according to a production schedule;

Ensures accuracy of data entered by re-keying data in a verification format;

Prepares, corrects, edits, updates and retrieves entered data;

May classify and code data entered into a computer according to agency operating procedures;

May maintain production control logs to track work received and processed by the data entry unit;

May purge data from the data entry system once jobs are completed;

Performs other related duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Skill in keyboarding at a minimum of forty words per minute;

Ability to quickly and accurately key large amounts of alpha, numeric and symbolic data from source documents into a computer or onto magnetic tape or disk according to a production schedule;

Ability to follow data entry procedures and practices;

Ability to classify and code data according to agency operating procedures;

Ability to understand and follow instructions;

Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers;

Ability to maintain confidentiality of data.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

None

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Not Applicable

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Candidates must demonstrate ability to keyboard forty words per minute on a standard keyboard or one hundred keystrokes per minute on data entry equipment.

2. Employees in this classification must meet production standards established by the employing agency.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Revised

Jun 10 2010 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 000798; EST: ; REV: 6/10/2010;

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