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Postal Mail Carrier

Company: Postal Hiring Authority
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: November 21, 2020

Job Description:

Postal Mail Carrier:
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Mail Carrier is responsible for sorting mail of all classes in delivery sequence for the assigned area or route.
  • The Mail Carrier manages undeliverable mail according to postal regulations and laws.
  • The Mail Carrier delivers mail to businesses and residences on an assigned route.
  • The Mail Carrier retrieves mail from relay boxes and customer roadside boxes as needed.
  • The Mail Carrier tracks deliveries as instructed using a portable electronic scanner.
  • The Mail Carrier is responsible for delivering and collecting monies and receipts for custom fees, postage-due and C.O.D items.
  • The Mail Carrier is responsible for returning to the post office any mail collected during the assigned route.
  • The Mail Carrier provides customers with change of address and other postal forms as required, as well as general postal information.
  • The Mail Carrier may perform general clerical duties.
  • The Mail Carrier must maintain clean, neat, and professional appearance which includes wearing the approved uniform.
    Functional Purpose
    Responsible for collecting and delivering mail by vehicle or on foot in an assigned area or route; maintaining effective public relations with customers; possessing a basic understanding of common postal regulations, laws, products and services; and having a general familiarity of geography in the assigned area.

    Employment Requirements
    Must be 18 years old or 16 years old with high school diploma.
    Must be US citizen, permanent resident, or citizen of American Samoa or other US territory.
    Ability to pass criminal background check, drug screening, and medical assessment.
    Must have valid state's driver's license, safe driving record, and at least two years of driving experience.
    Must be registered with Selective Service (if applicable).

    Salary Range
    Up to $25.50 per hour paid bi-weekly

    Examination Requirements
    Candidates must successfully complete and receive a pass rating of the Virtual Entry Assessment - MC (474) for Mail Carriers. When the candidate is invited to take the assessment, directions will be provided via email.

    Background Check
    The Postal Inspection Service conducts a criminal background check by utilizing United States information and data resources only (FBI, fingerprint check, state and county checks). The investigation covers a 5 years inquiry for any location where the candidate lived, was employed, or went to school within the US or its territories.

    Physical Requirements
    Candidates are required to be physically able to perform the duties of the position in an efficient manner with or without reasonable accommodation. Duties may include long periods of standing, walking, bending and reaching. Candidates may also handle mail containers weighing up to the maximum allowable mailing weight.

Keywords: Postal Hiring Authority, Des Moines , Postal Mail Carrier, Other , Des Moines, Iowa

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