Summer Clerk

Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location: Plymouth Meeting, PA, US, 19462

Company: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Posting Start Date:

December 20, 2022

Posting End Date:

April 30, 2023

Position Number:


FLSA Status:



Finance & Administration

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Hourly Rate:


Employment Type:

Full Time

Building Location:

District 4 Warehouse & Trades Building

Building Street:

Gallagher Road

Building City:

Plymouth Meeting

Building State:

Pennsylvania (US-PA)

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The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, opened on October 1, 1940, is known as “America’s First Superhighway”!  Our mission is to operate a safe, reliable, customer-valued toll road system that supports national mobility and commerce.  The PTC operates a 552-mile system used by 192 million vehicles a year.  Together, we are building the highway of the future.

Job Purpose and Summary

This is a seasonal position that is designed to provide routine clerical support to departmental staff. The specific duties and responsibilities of this job will vary considerably depending on the department or unit the incumbent is assigned to. Work may involve providing secretarial services to one or more individuals. Work is initially reviewed closely, and close supervision is received when new work processes or procedures are introduced, however, employees are expected to perform with limited guidance after the work process is learned.  

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Files, scans, indexes and retrieves documents/materials.
  • Drafts various correspondence from handwritten notes, dictated sources or original source documents. 
  • Routinely fills in, relieves and assists departmental staff as directed.
  • Performs data entry and logs or records office information. Types various letters, forms, documents, reviews and directs phone calls.
  • Opens and sorts mail into designated categories for departmental distribution.
  • Operates office equipment such as a typewriter, personal computer, scanner, adding machine, photocopier, stamping machine and labeling machine.
  • Prepares labels to identify the contents of packages, file folders, mail, booklets, etc.
  • Folds letters, documents or circulars and stuffs into envelopes.
  • Codes documents, forms, records, etc. for identification, reference and filing.
  • Proofreads typed documents to ensure typographical accuracy.
  • Updates information in the enterprise system or on forms, form letters, envelopes, labels, charts and transmittals.
  • Performs special projects related to the business unit, as assigned.
  • Uses situational awareness to anticipate and prevent accidents.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Education and Licenses

  • High school diploma or equivalent certification. 
  • Must be currently enrolled in, or accepted to, a post-secondary educational program, such as college or trade school, or entering into a basic training program for the United States Armed Services during the Summer or Fall.


Other Requirements

  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.


Customer/Client Focused
Research Skills
Communication Proficiency
Teamwork Orientation
Active Listening
Attention to Detail

Physical Demands and Work Environment


Position demands include frequent speaking, both in person and by telephone. May require long periods of sitting, standing, or bending.



Office environment with low levels of noise, adequate lighting and comfortable temperature. Physical environment is generally safe, but safety equipment or precautions must be followed in field conditions.



The information provided in this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent(s) within this job. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of the employee(s) assigned to this job. Management has the discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact the Human Resources Department by calling 717-831-7378.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia