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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: A0038 / Courier
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 03

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Provides pick-up and delivery service for various departments. Maintains appropriate logs and records, and performs various routine clerical functions as specifically instructed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Transports various items to and from various locations and vendors, ensuring proper care of items handled during transport.
  2. Provides and/or arranges for appropriate maintenance of department vehicle(s).
  3. Prepares and maintains accurate transportation logs, vehicle fuel consumption logs, and other data as required.
  4. Assists in moving and setting up materials, equipment, and furniture, as appropriate to the requirements of the position.
  5. Delivers medical specimens as appropriate to the position, following safety, environmental, and infection control methods.
  6. Attends meetings as required.
  7. May perform clerical duties such as typing, making copies, and distributing mail as required.
  8. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Less than high school; no previous experience required.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Ability to record and/or log equipment operational status.
  • Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to understand and follow safety procedures.
  • Ability to lift and manipulate heavy objects.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: a) use of university motor vehicles to transport materials and equipment; b) lifting and handling of items of furniture and/or equipment which may weigh up to 25 lbs; c) maintenance of vehicle usage and maintenance logs and other associated records of a routine nature; d) performance of routine clerical duties such as copy typing or photocopying; e) following established safety, environmental, and/or infection control procedures.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the CWA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017