Buffalo Public Schools
Buffalo, NY, United States
Administrative, Bilingual, Education
BUFFALO BOARD OF EDUCATION
OF HUMAN RESOURCES
ROOM 720 CITY HALL
BUFFALO, NEW YORK 14202
RECRUITMENT BULLETIN #18-332
January 4, 2019
BUFFALO BOARD OF EDUCATION VACANCY
Civil Service residency requirements will apply
Typist - Spanish Speaking – Temporary
$32,586 - $37,024
School #79, 225 Lawn,
Buffalo, NY 14207
CANDIDATES FOR THIS POSITION SHOULD COMPLETE AN APPLICATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT
Applications successfully received will generate a confirmation email to the account listed on the application. If you do not receive a confirmation email, we cannot guarantee that your application was received. You must submit an application until you receive a confirmation email
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Typists perform routine clerical work which involves the operation of equipment requiring the manipulation of a standard alphanumeric keyboard in accordance with standards of acceptable levels of production. The types of equipment used to produce correspondence, reports, charts, etc. include typewriters (Spanish and English) and Electronic Word Processing Equipment, CRT Terminals, Personal Computers, Data Terminals and Printers. This position is also characterized by a broad responsibility for the performance of non-typing clerical tasks. Work is routine in nature, however, as incumbents gain experience on assignments and unit activities, additional and more complex duties are added. These additional duties do not reach the difficulty or complexity of work associated with the senior level of this series. Although detailed instructions are given for new or difficult assignments with procedures that are definitely fixed, incumbents must exercise independent judgment in applying them to specific cases. Work is reviewed either by observation, periodic or spot checks, cross checking by others or by checking the completed work. The position differs from Typist in that the incumbent operates both Spanish and English typewriters, translates both the Spanish and English languages and must speak the Spanish language fluently. (This class is equivalent to that of Clerk with the exception that incumbents must have the ability to type at a reasonable rate of speed.) No supervision is exercised over other employees.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Works directly with Spanish-speaking individuals;
Types correspondence, reports, documents, records and other materials from various sources under varying degrees of direction using equipment with the alphanumeric keyboard, i.e. typewriters (Spanish and English languages), word processing equipment, CRT terminals, personal computers, data terminals and printers:
sets up, makes adjustments and operates a variety of equipment in order to produce a typed copy from a variety of sources;
proofreads typed copy and makes corrections;
composes and types routine correspondence and memoranda from verbal and/or written instructions.
Performs a variety of non-typing clerical tasks as assigned;
Files and maintains records, reports and other documents:
checks for clerical accuracy and completeness;
opens, dates, sorts, distributes and files mail;
sorts, indexes and files bills, requisitions, ledger cards and other material alphabetically and/or numerically;
posts and makes entries from original sources and maintains records, bills, control cards and ledgers;
makes file searches and pulls needed material.
Issues and records licenses, permits and applications;
Collects fees and accounts for monies received;
Maintains time reports and payroll data;
Assists in compiling data, statistics and other basic information for research purposes;
Answers telephone or switchboard: takes messages and gives routine information in both Spanish and English languages;
May act as receptionist, directing callers to proper persons or sources of information;
Translates both the Spanish and English languages;
Assists in the input of data in computer terminal;
May operate mimeograph, copy machines, microfilm, simple computing and other office machines;
Performs related duties as required.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Working knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment;
Working knowledge of proper grammatical usage, punctuation and spelling;
Working knowledge of business arithmetic;
Ability to type from clear copy or rough draft at a reasonable rate of speed (35 wpm);
Ability to operate both the Spanish and English typewriters;
Ability to translate and speak the Spanish language fluently;
Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions in both Spanish and English;
Ability to write legibly;
Ability to get along well with others;
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from High School, Business School, GED or Equivalency Diploma, including or supplemented by a course in typing or keyboarding.
Applicants must have the ability to fluently speak and translate the Spanish language.
Applicants must pass the written examination and translate a passage from English to Spanish
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTFOR BOTH COMPETITIVE AND PROMOTIONAL
FINAL FILING DATE:
January 17, 2019
Ms. Jamie Warren
Associate Superintendent for Human Resources
Buffalo Public Schools
Website : http://www.buffaloschools.org/
The Buffalo School District is regarded as one of the premiere urban school systems in New York State. Serving 34,000 students in nearly 60 facilities, the district strives to bring exemplary teaching practices and unparalleled opportunities to its diverse student population.