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Job Title: Clerk

Job Summary:

The Clerk will be responsible for performing various administrative and clerical tasks to support the daily operations of the organization. The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Answer and direct phone calls
  • Organize and schedule appointments
  • Maintain filing system and database
  • Prepare and distribute correspondence, memos, and forms
  • Assist with bookkeeping and accounting tasks
  • Perform data entry and update records
  • Order and maintain office supplies
  • Assist with special projects as needed


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 1-2 years of experience in a clerical or administrative role
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other relevant software
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information

Physical Demands:

The Clerk may be required to sit or stand for extended periods of time and lift up to 25 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Working Conditions:

The Clerk will primarily work in an office environment with occasional travel to other locations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience. Benefits may include health insurance, retirement plan, paid time off, and other perks.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Clerk

What is the best way to find and hire a Clerk near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Clerk applicants. Employers posting their Clerk job on Indeed get about 20 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Clerk applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Clerk are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 11 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 5 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Clerk positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Clerk role?
SMS has 80% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Clerk job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Clerks are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 149% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Clerk applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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