Data Entry Clerk- Non-merit

Baltimore County
34 per week $16 - $27 Per hour MD 7500 Security Blvd, Windsor Mill, MD 21244, United States


Regular Schedule: 34 hours per week

A vacancy exists in the Family Investment Division of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Non-Merit positions are not classified within the Baltimore County Government Classification and Compensation Plan.

A list of eligible applicants will be established based on the examination as outlined below.

Current and future vacancies occurring in any Office or Department of Baltimore County General Government may be filled from the list of eligible applicants.

This job announcement may close at any time with little or no notice. Applicants are advised to apply promptly.  All interested candidates must apply at this time.  

List all promotions and changes in job duties due to reclassification as separate work experience on your application.  Applicants must include the dates of the promotions and reclassifications.

Note:  Failure to complete all fields of the "Work Experience" section of the application will result in your application not being considered.  A resume will not be considered in determining your qualifications for a position.  Applicants selected for an interview may provide a resume at that time.

Examples of Duties

Under general supervision, operates various data entry devices, verifies data jobs, and performs related clerical duties in support of a County agency or program.

  • Operates various types of data entry equipment such as key to disc devices and micro computers. 
  • Enters alphabetical and numerical information from handwritten reports into established data bases.
  • Verifies the accuracy of data entered. 
  • Ensures the proper sequence and control of source documents. 
  • Detects and reports data input procedural problems.
  • Logs jobs into control books. 
  • Assigns job stream numbers to incoming assignments. 
  • Updates and maintains filing systems, lists, log books, and rosters.
  • Uses various computer software programs to establish data bases and generate statistical reports.
Examples of Other Duties
  • Leads, trains, and assists other operators.
  • Performs related duties as required.

(NOTE: The duties and responsibilities listed above are for the purpose of determining a common set of minimum qualifications for all positions in this class. They may not include all of the essential job functions of each position in the class. Each position may not be required to perform all of the essential job functions listed.


Required Qualifications
Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent.


One year of experience in the operation of data entry devices.
Additional experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

Applicants will be qualified based on an evaluation of the training and experience as stated on their application, which includes answers to the supplemental questions.  Applicants must state the dates and duties of past and present experience clearly and completely for evaluation.

Conditions of Employment

Persons appointed to this position may work on either a rotating or fixed shift basis, which will include nights, weekends, or holidays when scheduled.

Physical and Environmental Conditions
The work of this class entails the use of coordinative and manipulative skills in the operation of data entry and related equipment.

Medical Examination and Employment Background Investigation

Applicants selected for employment with Baltimore County must successfully complete a physical examination, drug screening and employment investigation, including, but not limited to criminal background, education certification and fingerprinting checks.