CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Clerical/Secretarial
Job Family: Data Entry
Benchmark Title: Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Operate data entry device, such as keyboard or photo composing perforator. Duties may include verifying data and preparing materials for printing. Read source documents such as canceled checks, sales reports, or bills, and enter data in specific data fields or onto tapes or disks for subsequent entry, using keyboards or scanners.
 
Compile, sort and verify the accuracy of data before it is entered.
 
Compare data with source documents, or re-enter data in verification format to detect errors.
 
Store completed documents in appropriate locations.
 
Locate and correct data entry errors, or report them to supervisors.
 
Maintain logs of activities and completed work.
 
Select materials needed to complete work assignments.
 
Load machines with required input or output media such as paper, cards, disks, tape or Braille media.
 
Resolve garbled or indecipherable messages, using cryptographic procedures and equipment.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Clerical/Secretarial
Job Family: Data Entry
Benchmark Title: Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 
Economics and Accounting Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Clerical/Secretarial
Job Family: Data Entry
Benchmark Title: Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Clerical/Secretarial
Job Family: Data Entry
Benchmark Title: Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Wrist-Finger Speed The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Clerical/Secretarial
Job Family: Data Entry
Benchmark Title: Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-the-Job Training Over 1 month, up to and including 3 months
 
Related Work Experience Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 3 months, up to and including 6 months
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Clerical/Secretarial
Job Family: Data Entry
Benchmark Title: Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Adjusto-Writer Operator
Administrative Assistant
Audograph Operator
Automatic Operator
Billing Clerk
Braille Operator
Braille Typist
Card Puncher
Card Punching Machine Operator
Check Processor
Claims Support Specialist
Cold Type Composing Machine Operator
Commission Specialist
Compugraph Operator
Computer Aide
Computer Clerk
Computer Terminal Operator
Computer Typesetter
Cryptographic Clerk
Cryptographic Machine Operator
Customer Service Representative
Customs Entry Clerk
Data Capture Clerk
Data Capture Specialist
Data Coder Operator
Data Entry Clerk
Data Entry Machine Operator
Data Entry Operator
Data Entry Specialist
Data Entry Technician
Data Input Clerk
Data Keyer
Data Processing Clerk
Data Processor
Data Typist
Electronic Typesetting Machine Operator
Encoder
Encoding Clerk
Factory Machine Computer Operator
Fiscal Assistant
Flex O Writer Operator
KST Operator (Key Station Terminal Operator)
Key Punch Operator
Keying Machine Operator
Keypunch Operator
Keypuncher
Linecasting Machine Keyboard Operator
Machine Clerical Verifier
Magnetic Tape Composer Operator
Magnetic Tape Selectric Typewriter Operator (MTST Operator)
Magnetic Tape Typewriter Operator
Micro Computer Data Processor
Multiplex Operator
Office Machine Punch Operator
Perforator Typist
Personal Computer Specialist (PC Specialist)
Photocomposing Keyboard Operator
Photocomposing Perforator Machine Operator
Photocomposition Keyboard Operator
Planograph Operator
Production Machine Computer Operator
Punch Card Operator
Records Clerk
Remote Computer Terminal Operator
Robotype Operator
Simplex Operator
Strike On Machine Operator
TWX Operator (Teletype Writer Exchange Operator)
Teleprinter
Teletype Clerk
Teletype Operator
Teletype or Varitype Keyboard Operator
Teletypewriter Operator
Teletypist
Terminal Computer Operator
Terminal Make Up Operator
Terminal System Operator
Traffic Assistant
Typesetter-Perforator Operator
Typist
Underwriting Support Specialist
Varitype Operator
Varitypist
Verifier Operator
Verifying Machine Operator
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Clerical/Secretarial
Job Family: Data Entry
Benchmark Title: Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing
 
 
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