City of Binghamton, New York

Senior Typist

February 12, 2021 - 11:56am -- jlallen
Date Posted: 
Police Department
$23,858.00 - $33,403.00 per year
Last Date To File: 
Distinguishing Features Of The Class: 

This is moderately difficult clerical work involving responsibility for the performance of a variety of clerical tasks involving the full-time or substantial part-time operation of a typewriter.  The work may require a general understanding of specific law and organizational rules, procedures and policies.  The work is performed under general supervision in accordance with established routines.  Supervision may be exercised over the work of subordinate clerical employees.  This class differs from that of Typist by the greater complexity of tasks or the supervisory responsibilities.  Does related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications: 


  1. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma including or supplemented by a course in typing and one year of clerical experience involving the operation of a typewriter;  or
  2. Two years of clerical experience which shall have involved typing;  or
  3. An equivalent combination of training and experience within the limits of (a) and (b).
Typical Work Activities: 

Types correspondence, memoranda, and statements from copy, rough draft or oral presentations; Works on special projects such as annual employee picnics and awards dinners; Types, processes, reviews, and files requisitions, vouchers, time sheets, bills, and receipts; Works independently on projects such as processing accounts payable, maintaining records on capitol equipment purchases, dealing with vendors on incomplete, unfilled or incorrect charges, preparing corrections on purchase orders or computer data, civil service and employment records and procedures; Types, issues, and maintains a record of applications, permits, and licenses; Maintains computerized filing and indexing systems; Maintains personnel records and prepares payroll adjustments; Types, processes, reviews, and files a variety of control and operational records and reports; Compiles, types, and distributes statistical records and reports; Answers the telephone to arrange appointments or to answer routine questions; Operates office machines such as addressograph, mimeograph, calculators and word processing equipment; Maintains a record or ledger of salaries, purchases, and contractual expenditures; May assign, train and review the work performed by subordinate clerical employees and prepares work schedules; May instruct employees in the specialized clerical work of the organization.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Good knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment, good knowledge of business arithmetic and English;  skill in the operation of office equipment;  ability to type accurately at an acceptable rate of speed;  ability to prepare and maintain a variety of written records and reports;  ability to follow oral and written instructions;  ability to communicate effectively with others;  clerical aptitude;  accuracy;  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.