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New Accounts Clerks
District Of Columbia

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Interview persons desiring to open accounts in financial institutions. Explain account services available to prospective customers and assist them in preparing applications.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: $19.15 - $22.56

Typical Annual Salary: $39,800 - $46,900

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Answer customers' questions, and explain available services such as deposit accounts, bonds, and securities.
  • Compile information about new accounts, enter account information into computers, and file related forms or other documents.
  • Inform customers of procedures for applying for services such as ATM cards, direct deposit of checks, and certificates of deposit.
  • Perform teller duties as required.
  • Refer customers to appropriate bank personnel to meet their financial needs.
  • Interview customers to obtain information needed for opening accounts or renting safe-deposit boxes.
  • Process loan applications.
  • Collect and record customer deposits and fees, and issue receipts using computers.
  • Investigate and correct errors upon customers' request, according to customer and bank records.
  • Execute wire transfers of funds.

tools & technology

  • Desktop calculator
  • Mainframe console or dumb terminals
  • Personal computers

  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Electronic mail software
  • Financial analysis software
  • Internet browser software
  • Office suite software

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