The job of a Data Entry Clerk involves a variety of tasks related to verifying and preparing documents. He/she is responsible for operating data entry devices, processing customer information, reviewing data errors and resolving inconsistencies, deleting unnecessary files and combining data from various sources. Clerks may also input information into a specific form, proofread documents and files as well as maintain office machines and materials.
Education/Experience Requirements A successful candidate must possess a high school diploma and several months of on-the-job training. A college degree is an advantage, but is not usually required for data entry clerk positions.
Skills Strong typing and data entry skills, advanced computer skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, multi-tasking and organizational skills, effective written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal and customer service skills, excellent proofreading and editing skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team, meet deadlines and demonstrate good attention to detail
Specific work elements Updating and maintaining information on computers or archives, operating data entry devices to enter numeric, alphabetic or symbolic data accurately; comparing data entered with source files or documents; verifying typed data to detect errors; deleting incorrect files or data; compiling or verifying data accuracy and performing other tasks as assigned.