City of Binghamton Clerk in Binghamton, New York

Clerk - This is routine work involving responsibility for the performance of a variety of clerical tasks. The work is performed according to defined procedures with detailed instructions provided for new or unusual assignments. The work is performed under direct supervision. Does related work as required.

Duties -
Receives, records, files and maintains routine legal, financial and in general, government documents, papers and records; Receives, logs in, issues receipts and counts money received in routine financial transactions; Maintains inventory of supplies and materials; Makes routine entries in ledger and journal accounts; Sorts, indexes and files ledger cards, makes file searches, issues and charges out books and periodicals, catalogs monographs and audiovisual software; Acts as a receptionist, answers the telephone, answers questions, takes messages, transfers calls and provides information; Files reference cards, mail, films and cross-reference files; Prepares data for statistical computations, keeps employee time records and accruals, tally on food orders and maintains census records; Performs typing on an incidental and occasional basis; Operates Xerox and audiovisual equipment.

Major Skills -
Working knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment;
Working knowledge of business arithmetic and English; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to get along well with others; ability to write legibly; clerical aptitude; neatness; accuracy; tact and courtesy; ability to operate a personal computer and utilize common office software programs including word processing, spreadsheet, and database at an acceptable rate of accuracy and speed; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Qualifications -
Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.
One year of clerical experience.
An equivalent combination of training and experience.

The City of Binghamton is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to workforce diversification. All new hires are required to pass a pre-employment drug test as a condition of employment. City of Binghamton residency is required at time of appointment; however, if there are no qualified applicants who live in the city, waivers may be requested.