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ABOLISHED 07/06/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-25 - Teletypewriter Operator (1651)

ABOLISHED 07/06/2017 PER PAY LETTER 17-25 - Teletypewriter Operator

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: CQ40
  • Class Code: 1651
  • Established: 1931
  • Revised: 12/07/1972
  • Title Changed: --


Under direction, to operate a teletypewriter machine in connection with the sending and receiving of messages over a teletype communication system; to type messages telephoned into the teletype station; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

Types messages telephoned into the teletype station; types messages on the teletypewriter from rough drafts or clear manuscripts; removes completed messages from the machine and gives or forwards them to the proper person or persons making the connections on a teletypewriter switch board; keeps a file of messages sent and received; sees that paper or tape in the machine is renewed sufficiently for receiving purposes; secures information from the files.

Minimum Qualifications

One year of experience in operating a teletypewriter requiring use of a teletypewriter keyboard. (Typing experience may be substituted for the teletypewriter experience on a month-for-month basis up to a maximum substitution of nine months of experience.)

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Procedure used in sending and receiving messages over a teletype system; names of California towns and cities and transportation and highway systems connecting these points.


Ability to: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; operate a teletypewriter accurately at a speed of 40 words a minute; spell and use abbreviations correctly; follow oral and written directions; analyze situations accurately and take effective action.

Special Personal Characteristics

Ability to think and act quickly in emergencies.

Additional Desirable Qualification

Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

  Updated: 10/4/2017
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