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Classified Staff Job Description

Job Code: 070630
Title: Cashier
Pay Grade: 21
Pay Range

Purpose of Classification:
Receives and disburses money for payment of goods purchased and assists customers in locating items.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
This is first in a series of two classifications. The progression of this series is to either Cashier, Senior or Teller, then Teller, Senior and finally Teller, Supervisor. Cashiers are distinguished from Tellers by the types of transactions. Cashiers accept payments or give refunds for customers for specific fees or goods/services while Tellers execute a variety of transactions and services including accepting payments for a variety of university accounts, cashing checks, checking account balances and transferring funds. This classification is distinguished from the Cashier, Senior in that it is intended for cashiers in a retail or food operation tending a cash register, while the Cashier, Senior is cashier in an office or department typically required to provide additional documentation, reports and/or operation of a specialized cash register or other accounting methods. Many positions require standing for extended periods.

Example of Duties:
  • Enters purchases into cash register to calculate total purchase price.
  • Accepts cash, checks or bankcards for payment; completes check and bankcard transactions according to established procedure.
  • Counts money, gives change and issues receipt for funds received.
  • Calculates discounts or references; requests customer identification for certain discounts and receipts as required.
  • Maintains sufficient amounts of change in cash drawer.
  • Balances cash drawer and receipts; documents discrepancies.
  • Trains new cashiers.
  • Assists customers in locating specific items.
  • Keeps register area neat and stocked with necessary supplies.
  • Assists in other areas of store with such things as clean-up, shelf stocking or keeping merchandise displayed in an orderly manner.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of basic arithmetic.
  • Knowledge of merchandise location or seating charts.
  • Skill in handling and counting cash.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • No prior experience required.


    Revised: 11/10/2003

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