Job Details


City of Salem, Salem Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 08/26/2019

Do you have a strong desire to deliver exceptional customer service? Are you interested in a service position where you will have the ability to be tasked in several different business areas to support city operations?

The City of Salem's Information Technology Document Services section is seeking candidates for a Messenger/Clerk vacancy. The Messenger-Clerk serves several functions where assignments range from providing traditional driving courier service, to working in the city Mail Center, assisting with copy and bindery jobs, and providing imaging and archiving services to support the city's effort to go paperless. This preferred candidate must have demonstrated experience in the use of computers and the MicroSoft Office suite, be able to learn and operate various office equipment in support of city staff, and ability to lift up to 75 pounds.

This is a full-time position during normal business hours. The City offers employees a generous benefit plan, including City sponsored health plans, PERS membership, and deferred compensation options.

Responsibilities include: •City Mail Center operations, including the accurate recording, sorting, metering, and delivery of all incoming and outgoing parcels, USPS, UPS, FedEx and interdepartmental mail and the operation of mail processing equipment.
•Driving city vehicle to transport materials to all city locations and other government agencies.
•Perform minor maintenance and troubleshooting of imaging, mailing and bindery equipment.
•Perform a variety of clerical and technical duties involving posting, filing, typing, calculating, and reporting for city services.
•Perform document scanning and archiving tasks involving specific digital imaging, indexing and file management.
•Operate address printer, inserter, folder, and bindery machines as needed.
•Perform general and clerical office tasks which may include answering telephone and email inquiries, making copies, filing documentation, using modern office techniques and the use of a personal computer and the MS Office suite of products.
•Representing the City of Salem in a professional manner and maintaining effective working relationships with a diverse workforce and customer base.
What are the Minimum Qualifications? •Must pass the pre-employment background check.
•Must possess an Oregon driver license and driving record that meets the City of Salem's driving standards.
•Graduation from high school or a G.E.D., and one year of clerical experience, preferably in a mail room and courier services and/or some experience in a print shop environment, or any combination of experience and training that demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed, and ability to perform the essential job functions.
Where can I find out more about the position?

Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Clerk-Messenger or view by clicking here

How can I apply?

Click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application and supplemental questions.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

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