Sales Clerk

General Function

Operates cash register and performs other clerical tasks related to selling materials at the university retail outlets

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Operates cash register; receives money and makes change; counts register drawer and reconciles with shift balance.
  • Assists customers; locates materials; answers questions and provides information; special orders materials.
  • Maintains store in a neat and orderly manner; monitors shelves and rearranges as necessary; shelves and pulls merchandise; sets up displays.
  • May assist in receiving, tagging, and entering merchandise into computer system.
  • May assist in the ordering of materials.
  • May assist in reconciling balances or preparing and making deposits.
  • May assist in processing and recording charges and credits from various University entities.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to either Book Store Manager, Bookstore Branch Manager, or an Assistant Manager

Direction Given: Occasional monitoring and training of student employees

Minimum Requirements

Requires a high school diploma or GED and six months of retail experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of bookstore operations
  • Knowledge of cash register operation
  • Ability to work well with individuals with diverse backgrounds

Working Conditions

Physical effort usually requires considerable walking and standing with some lifting of materials weighing 25 to 50 pounds

Please note: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular positions. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. For jobs occupied by more than one employee, the identification of non-essential functions shall be determined from the individual’s position description.

Functional Title

Sales Clerk

Job Code


Classification Series







Non exempt

Last Updated

September 2013