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Federal Occupations Toolkit - White Collar Occupations
0356 — Data Transcriber Series*

This series covers positions that involve operating or supervising the operation of keyboard controlled machines (such as card punch machines, paper tape recording machines, magnetic tape, or disc encoders, optical character equipment, and computer controlled data entry, update and remote inquiry devices) to transcribe or verify data in a form that can be used in automated data processing systems. The work requires: (1) skill in operating a typewriter or a modified typewriter style alphabetic and numeric keyboard with acceptable speed and accuracy; and (2) ability to understand and apply machine operating and data transcribing procedures. Data transcribing work that is combined with clerical work is covered by this series unless the clerical work requires specialized experience or training that constitutes the paramount qualification requirement of the position.