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Information Processing Specialist (Clerical)

Position: Information Processing Specialist (Clerical)
Job Number: WSWN0240384-0000 (Click to apply)
Program: School Support Services Division
Category: Non-Instructional
Location: Ballard Road Conference Center, Wilton
Position Status: Full-Time
Months per Year: 12-Months
Salary: As per SABEA SRP Contract-Based on Experience
Position Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Posting Start Date: May 27, 2022
Application Deadline: Until filled


  1. Graduation from a regionally accredited New York State registered college with an associate degree in secretarial science, secretary and office studies, secretarial arts, secretarial technology, business office technology, computer technology or related field; OR
  2. Graduation from high school and two years of experience in the operation of information processing equipment*; OR
  3. Three years of experience in the operation of information processing equipment*; OR
  4. An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A),(B), and (C) above.

*Operation of information processing equipment is defined to mean the operation of a microcomputer or mainframe terminal utilizing word processing, database management, and spreadsheet software and related peripheral equipment including printer, scanner, and modem.

Note: Vacancies are filled by a certified list provided by Washington County Civil Service. Should no certified list be available, candidates appointed to this position will be serving in a provisional appointment in accordance with New York State Civil Service Law. The candidate must successfully complete a competitive examination and be eligible for appointment in accordance with Civil Service Law and the Civil Service Rules for Washington County to obtain a permanent appointment.




This clerical position involves responsibility to process information by operating a terminal linked to a mainframe computer or networked or stand-alone micro-computer in accordance with programmed instructions by manipulation of a standard alpha-numeric keyboard and related peripheral equipment to record, edit, store, revise and retrieve correspondence, reports, statistical, accounting and a variety of other forms of data. This position does not involve responsibilities in the areas of computer programming or systems analysis.  

However, an incumbent may modify or merge existing software or another programming language in accomplishing information processing functions. Additionally, when not engaged in equipment operation, an incumbent performs a variety of clerical duties.  In order to be classified as an Information Processing Specialist, the position must have responsibility for operating the computer and related equipment approximately 70% or more of the work time for the primary purpose of database management, but also to include word processing and spreadsheet applications. Positions utilizing the equipment less than approximately 70% of the work time are classified in another appropriate clerical series based on duties and responsibilities performed. The work is performed under the general supervision of a higher-level employee. The incumbent does related work as required.

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