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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: A1037 / Data Entry Operator 1
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.


Performs data entry and data verification according to established procedures using data entry devices, data entry screens, or data handling systems. Performs some clerical or administrative duties.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Inputs and retrieves alphabetical and numerical information in prescribed format, utilizing knowledge of various computer software packages.
  2. Balances batches to input department totals and reconciles errors.
  3. Verifies input data to ensure accuracy of completed work; scans and edits for errors during processing.
  4. May perform clerical duties as needed.
  5. May work on weekends and/or various shift assignments.
  6. Ensures strict confidentiality of client records.
  7. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED; 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

  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Ability to verify data input and correct errors.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  • Word processing and/or data entry skills.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: a) routine data entry and performance of routine clerical tasks, and b) utilization of keyboard to input numerical data and text.

Conditions of Employment

  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the CWA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

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

Revised Date: 03/20/2017