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Job Specification



Under the limited supervision of a Clerk 3, Records, or other supervisory 
official in a State department, agency, or institution, performs clerical work 
involving the systematic arrangement of records for storage or reference 
purposes; checks, sorts, codes, indexes, stores and files records, documents, 
and other materials in accordance with the established filing system used 
by the department or agency; locates and extracts information from file upon 
authorized request; may provide guidance and assistance to lower level 
clerical staff; does other related duties as required.  

NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only.  
A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this 
job specification.  Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be 


Files correspondence, cards, memoranda, surveys, blue prints, application 
forms, invoices, receipts and other records in alphabetical or numerical order, 
or according to the filing system used by the department or agency

Reviews and processes documents, forms and other materials in accordance 
with established rules, regulations and/or agency guidelines

Locates and removes records from file in response to authorized requests

Track materials removed from files in order to ensure that borrowed files 
are returned

Scan or read incoming materials in order to determine how and where they 
should be classified or filed

Assigns, records and stamps identification numbers or codes in order to 
index materials for filing

Enters and/or retrieves information on a computer terminal

Prepares records for and operates computerized reading equipment used 
to assist in retrieving records  

Makes photo copies of letters, checks, leases, permits, applications, and 
other documents or records

Classifies, indexes and cross references records and files

Performs office clerical duties such as typing, faxing documents, and sorting 
mail, but not as the primary function of the position

Performs periodic inspections of materials or files in order to ensure correct 
placement, legibility, and proper condition

Remove and dispose of outdated files and/or materials 

May file important and/or confidential documents in a vault or other secured 
storage area utilized by the department or agency; removes documents from 
vault upon authorized request   

May receive, review, arrange and prepare records of varied types for the 
microfilming process; operates microfilming equipment

May provide guidance and assistance to lower level clerical staff 

Operates, maintains and makes minor adjustments to various office machines

Answers telephone and e-mail questions regarding records and files; 
escalates the more difficult inquires to the appropriate person

Records and/or maintains simple logs or reports of information pertaining 
to filing, data entry and retrieval, or record processing activities

Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual
recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related 



One (1) year of experience in clerical work involving the checking, sorting, 
indexing and/or filing of records.  


Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey 
only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary 
to perform essential duties of the position.


Knowledge of office methods, procedures, policies, guidelines and equipment 
used to check, sort, index, store and file records

Knowledge of alpha-numeric sequencing

Ability to sort, index, file, and pull varied types of materials using an 
established filing system

Ability to comprehend established office routines and department regulations

Ability to organize assigned clerical work and develop effective work methods

Ability to safeguard important and/or confidential records which canít be 
easily replaced

Ability to provide guidance and assistance to lower level clerical staff  

Ability to make simple arithmetic calculations and tabulations

Ability to understand, remember, and carry out oral and written directions

Ability to perform tasks accurately within prescribed time frames  

Ability to work effectively with associates, superior officials, and members 
of the public concerned with the work of the department or agency

Ability to operate and perform routine maintenance on office machines 
and other equipment

Ability to prepare simple reports  

Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and 
information systems used by the agency, office, or related units

Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English 
sufficiently to perform duties of this position.  American Sign Language 
or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication

Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they 
can perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable 
accommodation.  If the accommodation cannot be made because it 
would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be 

This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
Local or
Class of

This job specification is for state government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.