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The Midtown Group Published: January 30, 2017
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The Midtown is currently seeking a Administrative Clerk/ Reader to work for a Federal Government Entity in Washington D.C.


Job Description:



This employee will serve as a reader for a blind employee, as well as performs other clerical support duties. The employee must operate under the provisions of the Privacy Act in dealing with sensitive material. The individual will assist the IT Specialist in the review of software and web based applications for Section 508 compliance. They will perform a variety of administrative related tasks utilizing Government furnished supplies and equipment.


Duties include:


  1. Read printed English in the following forms:
  • Text
  • Government generated forms
  • Graphically represented information (diagrams, charts, tables, pictures, etc.)
  • On-screen text (inaccessible information systems, webpages, Adobe PDF’s, etc.)


  1. Read legibly written or typed information as directed by the blind employee on forms or in information systems


  1. Read in all settings where services are required. Situations may include the following:
  • Formal and informal intraoffice and interoffice staff meetings, other meetings with colleagues at various levels, professional organizations, one-on-one meetings, small and large group meetings, and teleconference calls.
  • Formal and informal conferences and meetings involving staff
  • Academic and formal or informal training situations


  1. Extract information from correspondence and other source materials.


  1. Create and maintain the necessary hardcopy files, records and controls to ensure employee has access to desired information.


  1. Assist the blind employee with the operation of software testing tools that require visual interpretation or mouse operated functions.





  • High School Graduate with some College (preferred)
  • Proficiency of the English language to read and summarize materials, as appropriate, for the blind employee.
  • Adherence to proper usage of English language


Minimum six months government clerical experience, preferred




The qualifying person shall have the knowledge and ability to:


  • Describe information on a computer screen, such as diagrams, dialog boxes, tables, pictures and other related items.
  • Operate basic Microsoft Office Products such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Operate Adobe Acrobat Professional and the internet.
  • Knowledge of the organization of the files and the purpose of the content of documents in the files. Knowledge of clerical steps in processing documents, filing and retrieving information.
  • Read handwritten and printed material clearly, rapidly and distinctly with proper pronunciation.
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