What does a File Clerk do?

A file clerk is responsible for the complete organization of all the files in a company. They are responsible for ensuring that the company has access to all of their paperwork at any time. A few of the main duties of a file clerk are filing paperwork, finding a document when it is requested, updating records, and double checking paperwork before it is filed. They also have to put the documents into an electronic database. Some of the jobs titles that a file clerk could grow into are office manager and operations manager.

A file clerk does not need any experience but should have a High School diploma or GED equivalent. One of the most important skills that a file clerk will have is great attention to detail. Another skill is patience as the file clerk will have to verify every single thing in a document before it is processed.

What responsibilities are common for File Clerk jobs?
  • File paperwork in the appropriate area
  • Improve the accuracy of the filing system
  • Retrieve paperwork when it is requested
  • Input paperwork into an electronic database
  • Update records with new information
  • Perform regular quality checks on the file system
  • Keep logs of paperwork that is taken out
  • Ensure that sensitive information is safeguarded
What are the typical qualifications for File Clerk jobs?
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Great attention to detail
  • Incredible patience to file correctly
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to stay organized
  • Knowledge of filing systems
  • Ability to implement new systems into the company
  • Ability to work independently
  • Great time management skills
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Avg. Experience8+ years

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0 - 1
34%
2 - 4
25%
5 - 7
2%
8+
39%
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Holland & Hart LLPHolland & Hart LLP
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26 Mar 2020

“The pay is based on your likability and not on your work quality which is also an awesome perk.”

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10 Jun 2022

“Staff didn't like working as a team and it felt like there was little support for learning.”

Grizzly Industrial Inc.Grizzly Industrial Inc.
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11 Sept 2021

“The mission is to take care of our customers to the best of our ability.”

Vendor Direct SolutionsVendor Direct Solutions
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24 Dec 2020

“It was good and everyone is nice”

BevMo!BevMo!
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16 Feb 2022

“Most customers are really nice and fun.”

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Prime Time Assistant
28 Jun 2022

“The best part of the job was interacting with the children and having the freedom to be creative with activities.”

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HIM Clerk
10 Mar 2022

“Fun place to work is good”

FLP Security
Office Clerk
16 Jul 2021

“Salary is kinda low and I don't see my career advancement”

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