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Typist I (Spanish Speaking)


The work involves responsibility for performing clerical and typing duties of a routine nature. Under immediate supervision, an employee in this class performs typing and clerical work that follows well-established procedures. The work requires skilled typewriting in addition to clerical work similar to that of the Clerk I class. Detailed instructions and close supervision are received at the beginning of work and on new assignments, but regular routine tasks are performed more independently and some initiative and judgment is utilized as experience is gained. Assignments to the employee include use of standard office equipment. Work is supervised and reviewed by superiors upon completion for content and accuracy. This class differs from that of Typist I in that it requires the employee to be bilingual in English and Spanish. Does related work as required.


Transcribes from dictating machine or types from rough copy, reports, letters, tabulations, vouchers, various legal documents, etc.

Uses a manual or electric typewriter, or any type of computerized equipment with a word processing function to complete typing duties.

Posts simple and routine data to various departmental records and compiles and types reports based on tabulations of posted data and simple arithmetical computations.

Receives and screens applications, vouchers or other forms for accuracy of content and compliance with procedural and regulatory requirements.

Sorts, indexes and file documents, reports, vouchers, correspondence and other material.

Gives routine information regarding departmental procedures, and types routine letters or form letters to answer written inquiries.

Type data on forms, departmental records or index cards.

Checks and proofreads typed copy.

Opens, sorts and distributes mail; may collect and credit bills.

May act as a receptionist, directing callers to proper person or office and giving information of a routine nature.

May operate a variety of office equipment.

May relieve telephone switchboard operator.


Working knowledge of general office terminology, procedures, and equipment and clerical techniques.

Working knowledge of business English and spelling.

Skills in typing accurately from rough draft clear copy or a dictating machine at a reasonable rate of speed.

Ability to perform clerical operations with letters and numbers.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to perform arithmetic computations and tabulations accurately and with reasonable speed.

Ability to learn assigned tasks readily and to adhere to departmental routines.

Ability to learn how to operate a variety of typing equipment, which may include automated typing systems, word processors, micro-computers and word processing software.

Ability to speak read and write fluently in both Spanish and English.

Clerical aptitude.




Candidates must be able to read, write and converse fluently in Spanish and English. A candidate’s Spanish Speaking oral proficiency will be evaluated during the employee’s probation period.

1/2013 Revised