Postal Jobs

One of the great things about Postal jobs is the employment requirements. Almost anyone can meet them. All applicants must meet the same requirements regardless of the type of job. Read more about the requirements here.

City Carrier

Test required: Postal Exam 473 / 473E

Starting Wages: Starting wages in 2009 were $19.84 per hour.

Delivers and collects mail on foot or by vehicle. May be required to carry mail weighing up to 35 pounds in shoulder satchels or other equipment. This is a full-time career position that comes with full benefits.

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Sales, Service, and Distribution Associate

Test required: Postal Exam 473 / 473E

Starting Wages: Starting wages in 2009 were $19.32 per hour.

This is the front counter retail clerk who performs a variety of customer support services. Must maintain pleasant and effective public relations. This is a full-time career position that comes with full benefits.

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Mail Processing Clerk

Test required: Postal Exam 473 / 473E

Starting Wages: Starting wages in 2009 were $19.29 per hour.

Processes incoming and outgoing mail using automated mail processing equipment or manual methods of sortation and distribution. This is a full-time career position that comes with full benefits.

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Mail Handler

Test required: Postal Exam 473 / 473E

Starting Wages: Starting wages in 2009 were $19.29 per hour.

Loads and unloads containers of mail, transports mail and empty equipment throughout a Postal facility, and opens and empties sacks of mail. This is a full-time career position that comes with full benefits.

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Rural Carrier Associate

Test required: Postal Exam 473 / 473E

Starting Wages: Wages vary by location. The average in 2009 was $18.00 per hour.

This position offers you far more than may be obvious at first glance. It is a non-career relief delivery job that can work into a career position with full benefits.

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Data Conversion Operator

Test required: Postal Exam 710

Starting Wages: Starting wages in 2009 were $13.12 per hour.

Uses a computer to convert addresses into bar codes to be applied to letters for automated sorting, handling, etc. This starts out non-career job, but it can work into a career position with full benefits.

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Transitional City Carrier

Starting Wages: Wages vary by location. The average in 2009 was $20.00 per hour.

Serving a function similar to the City Carrier job, this is a long-term temporary position that is hired for a one year term, can be retained for additional terms, and comes with a partial benefits package.

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Building Equipment Mechanic

Test required: Postal Exam 955

Starting Wages: Starting wages in 2009 were $23.62 per hour.

Performs complex maintenance work on buildings, building equipment systems, large automated air conditioning and heating systems, etc. This is a full-time career position that comes with full benefits.

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Maintenance Mechanic

Test required: Postal Exam 955

Starting Wages: Starting wages in 2009 were $20.18 per hour.

Performs semiskilled maintenance on buildings and various types of mail processing, customer service, and delivery equipment. This is a full-time career position that comes with full benefits.

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Electronic Technician

Test required: Postal Exam 955

Starting Wages: Starting wages in 2009 were $25.14 per hour.

Performs diagnostic and maintenance service on a variety of equipment and systems applying advanced technical knowledge to solve complex problems. This is a full-time career position that comes with full benefits.

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Area Maintenance Technician

Test required: Postal Exam 955

Starting Wages: Starting wages in 2009 were $23.62 per hour.

A mobile technician who handles maintenance responsibilities at various Postal facilities within a certain geographic area. This is a full-time career position that comes with full benefits.

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Mail Processing Equipment Maintenance Mechanic

Test required: Postal Exam 955

Starting Wages: Starting wages in 2009 were $23.62 per hour.

Performs trouble-shooting and complex maintenance work throughout the system of mail processing equipment, building, and building equipment. This is a full-time career position that comes with full benefits.

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Automotive Mechanic / Technician

Test required: Postal Exam 943/944

Starting Wages: Starting wages in 2009 were $19.29-20.18 per hour.

Performs repairs and maintenance on all types of motor vehicles. Troubleshoots and diagnoses vehicle malfunctions. This is a full-time career position that comes with full benefits.

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Motor Vehicle Operator / Tractor Trailer Operator

Test required: Postal Exam 230/238/240

Starting Wages: Starting wages in 2009 were $20.98-21.38 per hour.

Operates trucks and/or tractor trailers in over-the-road service, city shuttle service, trailer spotting operations, etc. This is a full-time career position that comes with full benefits.

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Custodial Maintenance

Test required: Postal Exam 916

Starting Wages: Starting wages in 2009 were $16.64 per hour.

Cleans and maintains buildings and grounds using power assisted tools and power driven custodial equipment. This is a full-time career position that comes with full benefits.

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Temporary Relief Carrier

Starting Wages: Wages vary by location. The average in 2009 was $13.00 per hour.

This non-career job is similar to the Rural Carrier Associate position except that it does not require an exam.

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Casual Jobs

Starting Wages: The pay rates in 2009 ranged from a low of just under $10.00 to a high of almost $20.00 per hour.

A non-career temporary position that can be assigned any or all job functions. Casual jobs do not require an exam.

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Postmaster Relief / Replacement

Starting Wages: Wages vary by location. The average in 2009 was $9.50 per hour.

This is a non-career relief position that covers for the Postmaster at very small Post Offices. This job does not require an exam.

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Professional Corporate Jobs

Starting Wages: Wages vary greatly by job function.

Professional positions at Postal headquarters and key locations that carry demands for specific education, training, experience, etc.

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