4 - Clerical support workers

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41 - General and keyboard clerks

Description General and keyboard clerks record, organize, store and retrieve information and perform a wide range of clerical and administrative tasks according to established procedures. Competent performance in most occupations in this sub-major group requires skills at the second ISCO skill level. Tasks performed by workers in this sub-major group usually include: recording, preparing, sorting, classifying and filing information; sorting, opening and sending mail; preparing reports and correspondence of a routine nature; photocopying and faxing documents; operating personal computers, word processors or typewriters to record, input and process text and data; proofreading and correcting copy; preparing invoices and checking figures. Occupations in this sub-major group are classified into the following minor groups: 411 General Office Clerks 412 Secretaries (general) 413 Keyboard Operators Alternative titles ISCO Group 41 Sources ESCO
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42 - Customer services clerks

Description Customer services clerks deal with clients in connection with money-handling operations, travel arrangements, requests for information, making appointments, operating telephone switchboards, and interviewing for surveys or to complete applications for eligibility for services. Competent performance in most occupations in this sub-major group requires skills at the second ISCO skill level. Tasks performed by workers in this sub-major group usually include: performing money-handling operations in banks, post offices, betting and gambling establishments, or dealing with travel arrangements; supplying information requested by clients and making appointments; operating telephone switchboards; greeting and receiving visitors; interviewing survey respondents; interviewing applicants for services. Occupations in this sub-major group are classified into the following minor groups: 421 Tellers, Money Collectors and Related Clerks 422 Client Information Workers Alternative titles ISCO Group 42 Sources ESCO
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43 - Numerical and material recording clerks

Description Numerical and material recording clerks obtain, compile and compute accounting, bookkeeping, statistical, financial and other numerical data, and take charge of cash transactions incidental to business matters. Some occupations classified here keep records of goods produced, purchased, stocked and dispatched, and of materials needed at specified production dates, or keep records of operational aspects and coordinate the timing of passenger and freight transport. Competent performance in most occupations in this sub-major group requires skills at the second ISCO skill level. Tasks performed by workers in this sub-major group usually include: helping with accounting and bookkeeping records and computations; calculating unit production costs; calculating wages and in some cases preparing wage packets and paying wages; taking charge of cash transactions incidental to the business; obtaining, compiling and computing statistical or actuarial data; performing clerical tasks relating to the financial transactions of an insurance establishment, bank or similar establishment; recording produced, stocked, ordered and dispatched goods; recording production materials received, put into stock or issued; computing quantities of the production materials required at specified dates and helping with preparation and checking of production operation schedules; keeping records of operational aspects and coordinating the timing of passenger and freight transport. Occupations in this sub-major group are classified into the following minor groups: 431 Numerical Clerks 432 Material Recording and Transport Clerks Alternative titles ISCO Group 43 Sources ESCO
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44 - Other clerical support workers

Description Other clerical support workers sort and deliver mail, file documents, prepare information for processing, maintain personnel records, check material for consistency with original source material, assist persons who cannot read or write, and perform various other specialized clerical duties. Competent performance in most occupations in this sub-major group requires skills at the second ISCO skill level. Tasks performed by workers in this sub-major group usually include: recording information regarding acquisition, issue and return of library books; classifying and filing various documents and other records; maintaining personnel records; sorting, recording and delivering mail from post offices, as well as from or within an enterprise; coding; correcting proofs; performing a range of miscellaneous clerical duties; writing on behalf of persons who are unable to read or write. Occupations in this sub-major group are classified into the following minor group: 441 Other Clerical Support Workers Alternative titles ISCO Group 44 Sources ESCO
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