Data Collection Specialist

November 20, 2023

Job Description

Data Collection Specialist

Capital Programs

Job Description:

Move forward with us! At NJ TRANSIT, you’ll join us in transforming the third-largest transportation agency in North America. We are committed to delivering safe, reliable service that gets customers to their destinations on time-and we’re looking to hire talented folks with a commitment to excellence to make it all possible.


+  Under general supervision, uses an alphanumeric keyboard, image scanner, or other data entry input device to enter, edit and/or update data from varied source documents into a prescribed computer system for storage, processing or data management purposes. Reviews and prepares hard copy documents for processing through digital image scanners. Operates digital scanning equipment; key enters data that is not recognized by scanner.

+  Compiles, sorts and verifies the completeness and accuracy of data prior to key entry or scanning. Operates keyboard, scanning or other input devices or equipment to transcribe data from standard source documents onto data storage or data processing equipment and/or through direct online hookup with a computer; instructs lower-level operators in the proper care and use of equipment.

+  Performs data verification, including verifying the accuracy of image scans and documents and other related tasks such as coordinating assignments, completing work forms and preparing error and other reports. Takes responsibility for identifying the source of errors, recognizing a variety of error conditions or patterns, and making recommendations for methods to reduce them.

+  Reviews output for discrepancies, quality, precision and other problems occurring during the scanning operation. Responds to error messages and uses appropriate recovery procedures for document or processing failures.

+  Performs a variety of clerical duties related to data entry, such as record searching, verification, filing and logging.

+  May supervise a unit consisting of entry level operators and support personnel. Trains lower-level operators, answers questions, prepares work schedules and assigns work to staff. Checks the accuracy and completeness of data entry work performed by lower-level operators.

+  Performs other related duties as required.


+  High School Diploma or equivalent and three (3) to five (5) years of experience in the operation of an electronic data entry input device to transcribe data into data processing equipment or computer.  

+  Experience in preparing source documents for scanning into computer and prioritizing according to processing schedules; ability to maintain an expected workflow while sustaining a high level of accuracy and thoroughness required.  

+  Demonstrated experience in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and Access) required.

+  Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with others required.  

+  Records management experience is a plus.

 At NJ TRANSIT you will enjoy a competitive salary and excellent benefit package :  

+  Comprehensive Family Health Insurance – Prescription, Dental, Vision   

+  Flexible Spending Account   

+  Life Insurance   

+  Paid Leave   

+  401(a), 401(k) Retirement Plans – up to 9% employer contribution   

+  Tuition Assistance   

+  Qualified Transportation Expense Plan (QTE)


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