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TITLE: Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing

DEFINITION: Operate keyboard or other data entry devices to prepare data processing input on cards, disk, or tape. Duties include coding and verifying alphabetic or numeric data.

  • TASKS
  • KNOWLEDGE
  • SKILLS
  • ABILITIES
  • WORK ACTIVITIES
  • WORK CONTEXT
  • INTERESTS
  • WORK VALUES
  • CROSSWALKS


    TASKS:

    1. Enters data from source documents into computer or onto tape or disk for subsequent entry, using keyboard or scanning device.

    2. Compiles, sorts, and verifies accuracy of data to be entered.

    3. Compares data entered with source documents.

    4. Deletes incorrectly entered data.

    5. Re-enters data in verification format to detect errors.

    6. Keeps record of completed work.

    7. Selects materials needed to complete work assignment.

    8. Loads machine with required input or output media, such as paper, cards, disk, tape or Braille media.

    9. Resolves garbled or indecipherable messages, using cryptographic procedures and equipment.

    10. Files completed documents.

    KNOWLEDGE:
    Knowledge elements are ranked by importance.

    92 Clerical
    Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing systems, filing and records management systems, stenography and transcription, forms design principles, and other office procedures and terminology

    92 Computers and Electronics
    Knowledge of electric circuit boards, processors, chips, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming

    42 English Language
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar

    13 Communications and Media
    Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media

    13 Mathematics
    Knowledge of numbers, their operations, and interrelationships including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications

    8 Mechanical
    Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, benefits, repair, and maintenance

    4 Telecommunications
    Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems

    4 Law, Government and Jurisprudence
    Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process

    4 Administration and Management
    Knowledge of principles and processes involved in business and organizational planning, coordination, and execution. This includes strategic planning, resource allocation, manpower modeling, leadership techniques, and production methods

    4 Transportation
    Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including their relative costs, advantages, and limitations

    SKILLS:
    Skills elements are ranked by importance.

    67 Problem Identification
    Identifying the nature of problems

    67 Product Inspection
    Inspecting and evaluating the quality of products

    54 Monitoring
    Assessing how well one is doing when learning or doing something

    50 Information Organization
    Finding ways to structure or classify multiple pieces of information

    46 Synthesis/Reorganization
    Reorganizing information to get a better approach to problems or tasks

    46 Reading Comprehension
    Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents

    46 Operation and Control
    Controlling operations of equipment or systems

    42 Information Gathering
    Knowing how to find information and identifying essential information

    42 Solution Appraisal
    Observing and evaluating the outcomes of a problem solution to identify lessons learned or redirect efforts

    38 Judgment and Decision Making
    Weighing the relative costs and benefits of a potential action

    33 Identification of Key Causes
    Identifying the things that must be changed to achieve a goal

    33 Mathematics
    Using mathematics to solve problems

    33 Idea Evaluation
    Evaluating the likely success of an idea in relation to the demands of the situation

    33 Equipment Selection
    Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job

    29 Active Listening
    Listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate

    29 Time Management
    Managing one's own time and the time of others

    29 Writing
    Communicating effectively with others in writing as indicated by the needs of the audience

    25 Learning Strategies
    Using multiple approaches when learning or teaching new things

    25 Operation Monitoring
    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly

    21 Critical Thinking
    Using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches

    21 Operations Analysis
    Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design

    17 Testing
    Conducting tests to determine whether equipment, software, or procedures are operating as expected

    17 Installation
    Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications

    17 Coordination
    Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions

    17 Idea Generation
    Generating a number of different approaches to problems

    17 Speaking
    Talking to others to effectively convey information

    13 Active Learning
    Working with new material or information to grasp its implications

    13 Implementation Planning
    Developing approaches for implementing an idea

    8 Social Perceptiveness
    Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react the way they do

    8 Visioning
    Developing an image of how a system should work under ideal conditions

    8 Identifying Downstream Consequences
    Determining the long-term outcomes of a change in operations

    8 Systems Evaluation
    Looking at many indicators of system performance, taking into account their accuracy

    8 Programming
    Writing computer programs for various purposes

    8 Technology Design
    Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs

    8 Management of Material Resources
    Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work

    4 Management of Personnel Resources
    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job

    4 Science
    Using scientific methods to solve problems

    4 Persuasion
    Persuading others to approach things differently

    4 Negotiation
    Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences

    4 Service Orientation
    Actively looking for ways to help people

    4 Systems Perception
    Determining when important changes have occurred in a system or are likely to occur

    4 Troubleshooting
    Determining what is causing an operating error and deciding what to do about it

    4 Instructing
    Teaching others how to do something .

    ABILITIES:
    Abilities elements are ranked by importance.

    75 Wrist-Finger Speed
    The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists

    70 Written Comprehension
    The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing

    65 Near Vision
    The ability to see details of objects at a close range (within a few feet of the observer)

    50 Problem Sensitivity
    The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    50 Category Flexibility
    The ability to produce many rules so that each rule tells how to group (or combine) a set of things in a different way.

    50 Information Ordering
    The ability to correctly follow a given rule or set of rules in order to arrange things or actions in a certain order. The things or actions can include numbers, letters, words, pictures, procedures, sentences, and mathematical or logical operations.

    45 Written Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand

    45 Finger Dexterity
    The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects

    35 Manual Dexterity
    The ability to quickly make coordinated movements of one hand, a hand together with its arm, or two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects

    30 Number Facility
    The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly

    25 Deductive Reasoning
    The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to come up with logical answers. It involves deciding if an answer makes sense.

    25 Perceptual Speed
    The ability to quickly and accurately compare letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object

    20 Arm-Hand Steadiness
    The ability to keep the hand and arm steady while making an arm movement or while holding the arm and hand in one position

    20 Speed of Closure
    The ability to quickly make sense of information that seems to be without meaning or organization. It involves quickly combining and organizing different pieces of information into a meaningful pattern

    20 Trunk Strength
    The ability to use one's abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without "giving out" or fatiguing

    20 Flexibility of Closure
    The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material

    20 Mathematical Reasoning
    The ability to understand and organize a problem and then to select a mathematical method or formula to solve the problem

    20 Control Precision
    The ability to quickly and repeatedly make precise adjustments in moving the controls of a machine or vehicle to exact positions

    15 Inductive Reasoning
    The ability to combine separate pieces of information, or specific answers to problems, to form general rules or conclusions. It includes coming up with a logical explanation for why a series of seemingly unrelated events occur together.

    15 Originality
    The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem

    15 Visualization
    The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged

    15 Glare Sensitivity
    The ability to see objects in the presence of glare or bright lighting

    15 Time Sharing
    The ability to efficiently shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources)

    15 Fluency of Ideas
    The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a given topic. It concerns the number of ideas produced and not the quality, correctness, or creativity of the ideas.

    15 Oral Comprehension
    The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences

    15 Extent Flexibility
    The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs

    10 Memorization
    The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures

    10 Selective Attention
    The ability to concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task over a period of time

    10 Oral Expression
    The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand

    10 Stamina
    The ability to exert one's self physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath

    10 Speech Clarity
    The ability to speak clearly so that it is understandable to a listener

    10 Reaction Time
    The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to one signal (sound, light, picture, etc.) when it appears

    10 Speed of Limb Movement
    The ability to quickly move the arms or legs

    10 Hearing Sensitivity
    The ability to detect or tell the difference between sounds that vary over broad ranges of pitch and loudness

    10 Multilimb Coordination
    The ability to coordinate movements of two or more limbs together (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the body is in motion

    5 Visual Color Discrimination
    The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness

    5 Response Orientation
    The ability to choose quickly and correctly between two or more movements in response to two or more signals (lights, sounds, pictures, etc.). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body parts

    5 Auditory Attention
    The ability to focus on a single source of auditory (hearing) information in the presence of other distracting sounds

    5 Speech Recognition
    The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person

    5 Gross Body Coordination
    The ability to coordinate the movement of the arms, legs, and torso together in activities where the whole body is in motion

    5 Static Strength
    The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects

    5 Spatial Orientation
    The ability to know one's location in relation to the environment, or to know where other objects are in relation to one's self

    5 Rate Control
    The ability to time the adjustments of a movement or equipment control in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a continuously moving object or scene

    WORK ACTIVITIES:
    Work activities elements are ranked by importance.

    75 Interacting With Computers
    Controlling computer functions by using programs, setting up functions, writing software, or otherwise communicating with computer systems.

    71 Evaluating Information Against Standards
    Evaluating information against a set of standards and verifying that it is correct.

    71 Handling and Moving Objects
    Using one's own hands and arms in handling, installing, forming, positioning, and moving materials, or in manipulating things, including the use of keyboards.

    67 Processing Information
    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, verifying, or processing information or data.

    58 Documenting or Recording Information
    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in either written form or by electronic/magnetic recording.

    50 Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
    Identifying information received by making estimates or categorizations, recognizing differences or similarities, or sensing changes in circumstances or events.

    50 Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
    Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

    50 Implementing Ideas or Programs
    Conducting or carrying out work procedures and activities in accord with one's own ideas or information provided through directions/instructions for purposes of installing, modifying, preparing, delivering, constructing, integrating, finishing, or completing programs, systems, structures, or products.

    46 Performing Administrative Activities
    Approving requests, handling paperwork, and performing day-to-day administrative tasks.

    33 Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing
    Developing plans to accomplish work, and prioritizing and organizing one's own work.

    33 Controlling Machines and Processes
    Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).

    29 Estimating Needed Characteristics
    Estimating the Characteristics of Materials, Products, Events, or Information: Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities, or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity.

    25 Monitor Processes, Material, or Surroundings
    Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, often to detect problems or to find out when things are finished.

    25 Interpreting Meaning of Information to Others
    Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be understood or used to support responses or feedback to others.

    25 Establishing and Maintaining Relationships
    Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

    21 Analyzing Data or Information
    Identifying underlying principles, reasons, or facts by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

    21 Making Decisions and Solving Problems
    Combining, evaluating, and reasoning with information and data to make decisions and solve problems. These processes involve making decisions about the relative importance of information and choosing the best solution.

    17 Communicating With Other Workers
    Providing information to supervisors, fellow workers, and subordinates. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

    17 Judging Qualities of Things, Services, or People
    Making judgments about or assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people.

    13 Monitoring and Controlling Resources
    Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.

    8 Updating and Using Job-Relevant Knowledge
    Keeping up-to-date technically and knowing one's own jobs' and related jobs' functions.

    8 Selling or Influencing Others
    Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods, or otherwise changing their minds or actions.

    8 Coordinating Work and Activities of Others
    Coordinating members of a work group to accomplish tasks.

    8 Performing General Physical Activities
    Performing physical activities that require moving one's whole body, such as in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, where the activities often also require considerable use of the arms and legs, such as in the physical handling of materials.

    8 Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
    Communicating with persons outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged face-to-face, in writing, or via telephone/electronic transfer.

    4 Repairing and Maintaining Electrical Equipment
    Fixing, servicing, adjusting, regulating, calibrating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.

    4 Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
    Fixing, servicing, aligning, setting up, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.

    4 Assisting and Caring for Others
    Providing assistance or personal care to others.

    4 Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
    Inspecting or diagnosing equipment, structures, or materials to identify the causes of errors or other problems or defects.

    4 Developing Objectives and Strategies
    Establishing long range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve these objectives.

    WORK CONTEXT:
    Work context elements are ranked by frequency (F), importance (I), responsibility (R), amount of contact (C), how serious (S), objective vs. subjective (O), automation (A), extent of frustration (E), responsible for health and safety (H), likelihood of injury (L), degree of injury (D) .

    100 (F) Indoors
    How frequently does this job require the worker to work: Indoors

    95 (F) Sitting
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Sitting?

    92 (I) Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
    How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?

    90 (F) Making Repetitive Motions
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Making repetitive motions?

    88 (I) Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
    How important is it to be sure that all the details of this job are performed and everything is done completely?

    84 (I) Importance of Repeating Same Tasks
    How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?

    65 (F) Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?

    47 (S) Consequence of Error
    How serious would the result usually be if the worker made a mistake that was not readily correctable?

    44 (I) Pace Determined by Speed of Equipment
    How important is it to this job that the pace is determined by the speed of equipment or machinery? (This does not refer to keeping busy at all times on this job.)

    23 (A) Degree of Automation
    Indicate the level of automation of this job.

    23 (E) Frustrating Circumstances
    To what extent do frustrating circumstances ("road blocks" to work that are beyond the worker's control) hinder the accomplishment of this job?

    20 (F) Standing
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Standing?

    15 (F) Sounds or Noise Levels Are Distracting
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Sounds and noise levels that are distracting and uncomfortable?

    15 (F) Walking or Running
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Walking or running?

    15 (F) Bending or Twisting the Body
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Bending or twisting the body?

    12 (I) Importance of Being Aware of New Events
    How important is being constantly aware of either frequently changing events (e.g. security guard watching for shoplifters) or infrequent events (e.g. radar operator watching for tornadoes) to performing this job?

    10 (F) Kneeling, Crouching or Crawling
    How much time in a usual work period does the worker spend: Kneeling, stooping, crouching or crawling?

    5 (F) Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting
    How often during a usual work period is the worker exposed to the following conditions: Extremely bright or inadequate lighting conditions?

    4 (I) Provide a Service to Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Provide a service to others (e.g., customers)?

    4 (C) Job-Required Social Interaction
    How much does this job require the worker to be in contact (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) with others in order to perform it?

    4 (I) Coordinate or Lead Others
    How important are interactions requiring the worker to: Coordinate or lead others in accomplishing work activities (not supervision)?

    3 (O) Objective or Subjective Information
    How objective or subjective is the information communicated in this job?

    INTERESTS:
    Interest elements are ranked by occupational interest.

    94 Conventional
    Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

    67 Realistic
    Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

    28 Enterprising
    Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

    22 Investigative
    Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

    11 Social
    Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

    11 Artistic
    Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

    WORK VALUES:
    Work values elements are ranked by extent.

    54 Support-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

    53 Working Conditions-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.

    51 Relationships-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.

    28 Achievement-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.

    25 Recognition-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

    16 Independence-Mean Extent
    Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employs to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

    94 Moral Values
    Workers on this job are never pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong

    81 Independence
    Workers on this job do their work alone

    69 Activity
    Workers on this job are busy all the time

    59 Supervision, Human Relations
    Workers on this job have supervisors who back up their workers with management

    56 Security
    Workers on this job have steady employment

    56 Working Conditions
    Workers on this job have good working conditions

    56 Company Policies and Practices
    Workers on this job are treated fairly by the company

    50 Co-workers
    Workers on this job have co-workers who are easy to get along with

    47 Supervision, Technical
    Workers on this job have supervisors who train their workers well

    41 Advancement
    Workers on this job have opportunities for advancement

    38 Compensation
    Workers on this job are paid well in comparison with other workers

    28 Achievement
    Workers on this job get a feeling of accomplishment

    28 Ability Utilization
    Workers on this job make use of their individual abilities

    28 Recognition
    Workers on this job receive recognition for the work they do

    28 Autonomy
    Workers on this job plan their work with little supervision

    28 Social Status
    Workers on this job are looked up to by others in their company and their community

    19 Variety
    Workers on this job have something different to do every day

    13 Responsibility
    Workers on this job make decisions on their own

    9 Social Service
    Workers on this job have work where they do things for other people

    6 Creativity
    Workers on this job try out their own ideas

    3 Authority
    Workers on this job give directions and instructions to others

    CROSSWALKS:
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    203582014 Braille Typist
    203582018 Cryptographic-Machine Operator
    203582010 Braille Operator

    AIM97 (Apprenticeship Information Management): No crosswalks

    CEN90 (1990 Census Occupations): 385 Data-Entry Keyers
    389 Administrative Support Occupations, N.E.C.

    CIP90 (Classification of Instructional Programs): 520401 Administrative Assistant/Secretarial Science, General
    520407 Information Processing/Data Entry Technician

    GOE93 (Guide for Occupational Exploration): 070601 Clerical Machine Operation: Computer Operation
    070602 Clerical Machine Operation: Keyboard Machine Operation

    MOC97 (Military Occupational Codes): FM Commercial Vessel Safety-(MSIS) Terminal Operator
    74C Record Telecommunications Operator-Maintainer
    4034 Computer Operator
    CTO Cryptologic Technician Communications
    8295 Cryptologic Technician Operator/Analyst
    9154 Collection and Forwarding System (CFS) Operator
    8296 EP-3E Cryptologic Technician Operator/Analyst
    8297 ES-3A Cryptologic Technician Operator/Analyst
    9178 NEWSDEALER Communications Operator
    9185 TACINTEL Communications Operator
    2350 NAVMACS(V)5 Ship System Operator
    9155 Collection and Forwarding System (CFS) Analyst
    DP Data Processing Technicians
    9177 CLASSIC OWL Operator
    9124 Direct Support (DIRSUP)/Ships Signals Exploitation Equipment Operator

    OES98 (Occupational Employment Statistics): 56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing

    OPM97 (Office of Personnel Management Occupations): 0326 Office Automation Clerical and Assistance
    0356 Data Transcriber

    SOC98 (Standard Occupational Classification): 43-9021 Data Entry Keyers


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