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File Clerks - 43-4071.00

O*NET-SOC Description

File correspondence, cards, invoices, receipts, and other records in alphabetical or numerical order or according to the filing system used. Locate and remove material from file when requested.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Claims Clerk
  • Clerk
  • Documentation Specialist
  • File Clerk
  • Manufacturing Clerk
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Office Assistant
  • Police Records Clerk
  • Records Clerk

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Add new material to file records or create new records as necessary.
  • Answer questions about records or files.
  • Assign and record or stamp identification numbers or codes to index materials for filing.
  • Complete general financial activities, such as processing accounts payable, reviewing invoices, collecting cash payments, or issuing receipts.
  • Design forms related to filing systems.
  • Eliminate outdated or unnecessary materials, destroying them or transferring them to inactive storage, according to file maintenance guidelines or legal requirements.
  • Find, retrieve, and make copies of information from files in response to requests and deliver information to authorized users.
  • Gather materials to be filed from departments or employees.
  • Input data, such as file numbers, new or updated information, or document information codes into computer systems to support document and information retrieval.
  • Keep records of materials filed or removed, using logbooks or computers and generate computerized reports.
  • Modify or improve filing systems or implement new filing systems.
  • Operate mechanized files that rotate to bring needed records to a particular location.
  • Perform general office activities, such as typing, answering telephones, operating office machines, processing mail, or securing confidential materials.
  • Perform periodic inspections of materials or files to ensure correct placement, legibility, or proper condition.
  • Place materials into storage receptacles, such as file cabinets, boxes, bins, or drawers, according to classification and identification information.
  • Retrieve documents stored in microfilm or microfiche and place them in viewers for reading.
  • Scan or read incoming materials to determine how and where they should be classified or filed.
  • Sort or classify information according to guidelines, such as content, purpose, user criteria, or chronological, alphabetical, or numerical order.
  • Track materials removed from files to ensure that borrowed files are returned.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Attach identification information to products, items or containers.
  • Compile data or documentation.
  • Develop data analysis or data management procedures.
  • Enter information into databases or software programs.
  • File documents or records.
  • Maintain inventory records.
  • Operate office equipment.
  • Provide information to coworkers.
  • Read materials to determine needed actions.
  • Search files, databases or reference materials to obtain needed information.
  • Sort mail.
  • Store items.
  • Store records or related materials.
  • Track goods or materials.
  • Type documents.
  • Verify accuracy of financial or transactional data.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Administration (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Administration Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Administration Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Administration Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Administration Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Administration Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Administrative Assistant (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Administrative Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Administrative Supervisor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aircrew Flight Equipment Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Culinary Specialist (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Culinary Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Culinary Specialist (Submarine) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Management And Analysis (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Management And Analysis Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Management And Analysis Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Management And Analysis Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Management And Analysis Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Flight Equipment Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Historian (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Historian Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Historian Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Historian Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Historian Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Historian Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Production (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Production Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Production Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Production Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Management Production, Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Mineman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Office Manager (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Personnel Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Public Affairs Specialist (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Religious Program Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Services (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Services Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Submarine Administrative Assistant (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Submarine Administrative Manager (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Submarine Administrative Office Supervisor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Yeoman (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Yeoman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Yeoman (Submarine) (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Classification Clerk
  • File Clerk I
  • File Clerk II
  • Fingerprint Clerk II
  • Record Clerk
  • Tape Librarian