Data Conversion Operator //PSE Data Conversion Operator //Casual Data Conversion Operator

Test required: Virtual Entry Assessment MP - (476) Postal Exam 476

Data Conversion Operators (DCOs) convert addresses into bar codes that can be scanned and sorted by automated equipment. This is accomplished by keying the addresses into a computer that has the necessary software. In addition to employment exam 476, Data Conversion Operator applicants must take exam 714, a keyboarding test that assesses speed and accuracy.

There are three categories of DCO positions as listed below. Applicants for all three categories must take Postal exam 476. Depending upon local needs, you may find job postings for all three categories. Details on wages, benefits, and hours are provided in individual job postings.

Data Conversion Operator (DCO) is a full-time career position that comes with the famous complete Postal benefits package.

PSE Data Conversion Operator (PSE DCO) is an entry level job that can lead a to career position. (PSE stands for Postal Support Employee). When a career DCO position opens up, if there are PSE DCOs employed at that particular facility, the career position is offered to the senior PSE DCO. If there are no PSE DCOs employed at that facility, the Postmaster posts an open job listing for a career DCO position. PSE employees are typically hired for 360 day terms and can be reappointed for additional 360 day terms. PSE jobs may come with partial benefits either immediately or after the first 360 day term.

Casual DCO jobs are similar to PSE DCO jobs except that they cannot lead directly into career positions. Casual employees are hired to temporarily supplement the normal workforce on an as-needed basis.

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