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Office Clerk Job Description

Use this office clerk sample job description template to advertise office clerk vacancies at your company. Remember to change responsibilities and requirements based on the needs of your organization.

Office Clerk Job Description

We are looking to hire an Office Clerk to perform a wide range of administrative and clerical tasks in a professional manner.  To excel in this role you will need to demonstrate a high level of attention to detail as well as a passion for organization and communication.

Your duties will vary from basic administrative tasks as well as answering the telephone, sending and receiving mail, filing and updating company records.  You will need to be self reliant and able to work from written and verbal instructions with minimal supervision.  This position plays an integral part in ensuring our company’s operations run in an efficient manner.


  • Answer the telephone in a polite and professional manner, transfer or take messages as appropriate

  • Sort incoming mail then distribute to the appropriate recipients 

  • Organise and prepare outgoing mail as requested

  • Update company records and files

  • Help with any administrative tasks requested by office management 

  • Keep stock of office supplies and place orders when supplies are running low

  • Assist in scheduling meetings 


  • Experience working in an office or similar professional environment

  • Comfortable working with computers and Microsoft software

  • A competent typing speed

  • Basic maths and good written and oral communication skills 

  • Strong attention to detail and highly organisation

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Sample Office Clerk Interview Questions

Once you receive applications to your office clerk job post on DirectlyApply you will need to conduct an interview with each of the job seekers.