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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 4187 

Occ. Group: 113.864 

Data Entry Operator

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in operating an alpha-numeric keypunch machine and/or on-line data entry terminal, executing routine clerical tasks and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Operates a keypunch and/or on-line data entry terminal in recording data.

Operates a verifying machine in checking the accuracy of cards punched.

Files, codes, and sorts machine data.

Performs a variety of clerical tasks including typing and answering telephones.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of business English and arithmetic.

Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment.

Ability to work independently on a variety of responsible clerical tasks.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to satisfactorily perform on an alpha-numeric keypunch machine and/or on-line data entry terminal.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the students and other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school. Six months of progressively responsible experience in operating required data entry equipment and/or successful completion of a six month training course in an accredited program or institution. 

  Date     Skill         Eval            
7/1/84        3      422011113

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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