State of Maryland

DATA ENTRY OPERATOR LEAD (#000800)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $27,589.00-$42,945.00 Yearly


GRADE

8

NATURE OF WORK

A Data Entry Operator Lead is the lead 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 but assign, review and approve the work of and train lower-level Data Entry Operators and clerical support staff.

Employees in this classification receive general 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 Lead is differentiated from the Data Entry Operator II in that the Data Entry Operator Lead assigns, reviews and approves the work of and trains lower-level Data Entry Operators while the Data Entry Operator II performs the full range of duties under general supervision. The Data Entry Operator Lead is differentiated from the Data Entry Operator Supervisor in that the Data Entry Operator Supervisor has full supervisory responsibility for lower-level Data Entry Operators.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Assigns, reviews and approves the work of lower-level Data Entry Operators and clerical support staff;

Trains lower-level Data Entry Operators;

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;

Produces tape of entered work;

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

Purges data from the data entry system when jobs are completed;

Consults with customers to correct source data problems;

Identifies equipment problems and notifies customer or technical services for repair;

May batch incoming work and maintain production logs to identify, organize and control the work of the data entry unit;

May activate, save and deactivate system at designated times;

May operate a data entry system control console to transmit data to a host computer;

May ensure that files for completed jobs are complete and have been verified and terminated according to standards;

May maintain operator statistics for evaluation and production purposes;

Performs other related duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of data entry procedures and practices;

Skill in keyboarding at forty words per minute;

Skill in keying large amounts of alpha, numeric or symbolic data from source documents into a computer or onto magnetic tape or disk according to a production schedule;

Skill in classifying and coding data according to agency operating procedures;

Ability to assign, review and approve the work of and train lower-level Data Entry Operators and other clerical staff;

Ability to understand and follow instructions;

Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers;

Ability to resolve data entry equipment and screen problems;

Ability to activate, save and deactivate data entry devices.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: Two years of experience keying large amounts of alpha, numeric or symbolic data from source documents into a computer or onto magnetic tape or disk according to a production schedule.

Note: Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a non-commissioned officer in Administration classifications or in Administrative, Clerical, or Office Services specialty codes in the clerical support field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Not Applicable

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Candidates must demonstrate ability to keyboard at 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

August 1, 2014

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 000800; EST: ; REV: 8/1/2014;

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