DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is varied and difficult secretarial and/or office clerical work which, on occasion, may involve secretarial responsibilities. Specific duties vary with the needs of the district, department or division. Ability to type, and familiarity with computer applications for word-processing and data organization is essential. Work involves the processing of all or part of the paperwork flow of an office or unit of an office which involves judgment in scheduling and prioritizing work. Senior Typist II is distinguished from Senior Typist I by use of a higher level of independent judgment in handling of non‑routine situations and information. Depending upon the nature of the assignment, work may be done under immediate or general supervision. Supervision may be exercised over subordinate clerical employees. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment; thorough knowledge of business arithmetic and English; thorough knowledge of the policies and regulations relating to the assigned agency; ability to operate an alphanumeric keyboard at an acceptable rate of speed; ability to use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software; ability to set up appropriate forms, charts and other tabular listings; ability to prepare correspondence, reports and other materials from general instructions; ability to understand and carry out moderately difficult oral and written instructions; ability to function independently in relatively unstructured situations; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; good judgment; accuracy; resourcefulness; initiative; good judgment; tact; courtesy; neat appearance.
Graduation from high school or possession of a comparable diploma and three (3) years of clerical experience which must have involved the use of computer applications to enter data, maintain records or prepare reports and documents.
NOTE: Post-secondary level education may be substituted for the required experience indicated above on the basis of thirty (30) college credits per year of experience.
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Depending on assignment, an incumbent of this class may be required to obtain and maintain appointment as a New York State Notary Public.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR APPOINTMENT IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS:
In accordance with the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) legislation, Chapter 180 of the Laws of 2000, and by the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, candidates for appointment in school districts must obtain clearance for employment from the State Education Department prior to employment based upon a fingerprint and criminal history background check.