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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 227E
Category: Retail Operations & Marketing


Operates cash register; collects cash and makes change.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under direct close supervision, operates a cash register and accounts for cash receipts.

Typical Work

Operates cash register and adding machine; collects cash, makes change, quotes prices, and issues cash receipts;

Obtains authorization and cashes checks;

Sells sundry counter items such as magazines, candy, razor blades, pencils, ice cream cones, etc.;

Assists customers and answers questions regarding the location of retail items, current prices, and available goods;

May serve food items incidental to cash register duties;

May clean counters, shelves, fixtures, tables, etc.;

May set up cash drawer at beginning of shift and close register at end of shift;

May assist in inventory counting and stocking of replacement items;

Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: methods and procedures used in retail store and food counter operations, retail sales, inventory and financial records.

Ability to: handle equipment used in retail store or food counter operations; make arithmetic calculations; understand written and oral instructions.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

High school diploma or GED certificate, OR three months of general work experience.

Class Specification History

New class, effective January 3, 1973.
Revise class, effective July 20, 1987.
Revise class. Revise class code (formerly 3230) and distinguishing characteristics; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017; 25 increased to 27.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/13/2019, effective 7/1/2019.