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File Clerks

Also called: File Clerk, Records Clerk, Administrative Assistant, Police Records Clerk

Where in the Marine Corps? In the Marine Corps: Administrative Specialist; Mineman; Personnel Specialist

What they do:
File correspondence, cards, invoices, receipts, and other records in alphabetical or numerical order or according to the filing system used. Locate and remove material from file when requested.
On the job, you would:
  • Keep records of materials filed or removed, using logbooks or computers.
  • Add new material to file records or create new records as necessary.
  • Perform general office duties such as typing, operating office machines, and sorting mail.

Knowledge

Business
  • administrative services
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • read and understand what is written
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things
  • group things in different ways
Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
  • see hidden patterns

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Initiative

Technology

Examples of the technology used in this career will be available soon.

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
associate's degree
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$26,810
per year, on average
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