Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations
01000 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT AND CLERICAL OCCUPATIONS
This category includes occupations concerned with preparing, transcribing, transferring, systematizing, and preserving written communications and records; gathering and distributing information; operating office machines; storing, distributing, and accounting for stores of materials; operating telephone switchboards; distrubuting mail and delivering messages; and performing other administrative support and clerical duties.
ACCOUNTING CLERK (Occupational Base)
Performs one or more accounting tasks such as posting to registers and ledgers; balancing and reconciling accounts; verifying the internal consistency, completeness, and mathematical accuracy of accounting documents; assigning prescribed accounting distribution codesa; examining and verfiying the clerical accuracy of various types of reports, lists, calculations, postings, etc.; preparing journal vouchers; or making entries or adjustments to accounts.
Level I and II require a basic knowledge of routine clerical methods and office practices and procedures as they relate to the clerical processing and recording of transactions and accounting information. Levels III and IV require a knowledge of and understanding of the established and standardized bookkeeping and accounting procedures and techniques used in an accounting system, or a segment of an accounting system, where ther are few variations in the types of transactions handled. In addition, some jobs at each level may require a basic knowledge and understanding of the termminology, codes, and processes used in an automated accounting system.