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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 4510 

Occ. Group: 

Scientific Clerk Typist

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 scientific typing and general office duties. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Types scientific, technical and/or mathematical papers, articles, manuscripts, etc.

Types documents containing a large number of complex, sophisticated scientific and/or mathematical formulas.

Makes entries on forms, lists, cards, etc.

Files and retrieves information such as records or documents.

Makes copies using wet or dry devices.

Acts as receptionist.

May oversee, direct, or check work of student workers, temporary employees, and/or lower level clerical employees.

May operate a word processor.

Performs other duties as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Ability to interpret and apply instructions given orally.

Ability to plan and organize work.

Typing ability.

Ability to work with numbers and mathematical codes and symbols.

Desire to learn scientific typing.

Supervisory ability.

Ability to express oneself orally. 

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. High school graduate or equivalent; type 55 wpm; will train to use an AM Varityper Machine. 

Date         Skill         Eval             
5/1/83          4     5220212120

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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