USC Human Resources Administration

Job code: 111307Word Processor I

Grade: E |Overtime eligible: Yes |Date approved: December 7, 2004


Produces correspondence and routine documents according to established procedures using word processing equipment and software packages. Provides clerical support or backup for department.


Priority Time (%) Task (Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.)

% Operates word processing equipment and software packages to enter, edit and produce correspondence and routine documents from dictation, handwritten copy, typed hard copy, and/or other sources according to well-defined formatting guidelines and established procedures.

% Proofs, edits, and checks work for completeness, accuracy and formatting.

% Performs administrative duties such as answering telephones and directing inquiries, setting up or maintaining files, distributing incoming mail, etc.
Emergency response/recovery:    
In the event of an emergency, the employee holding this position is required to "report to duty" in accordance with the university's emergency operations plan and/or the employee's department's emergency response and/or recovery plans. Familiarity with those plans and regular training to implement those plans is required. During or immediately following an emergency, the employee will be notified to assist in the emergency response efforts, and mobilize other staff members if needed.


Minimum education Preferred education
  • High school or equivalent
  • Specialized/technical training
Minimum experiencePreferred experience
  • 6–12 months
  • Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience
1 year
Minimum field of expertise Preferred field of expertise
Word processing  
  • Answer telephones
  • Communicate with others to gather information
  • Edit routine documents
  • Establish and maintain filing systems
  • Input data
  • Read handwritten text
  • Transcribe dictated documents
  • Use database and/or word processing software
  • Use desktop publishing software
  • Computer network (department or school)
  • Computer network (university)
  • Computer peripheral equipment
  • Dictation equipment
  • Fax
  • Computer and peripheral equipment
  • Photocopier
  • Word processor
Supervises level
May oversee student, temporary and/or casual workers.


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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer