City Carrier //City Carrier Assistant 1 & 2 //Casual City Carrier

Test required: Virtual Entry Assessment MC - (474) Postal Exam 474

City Carriers deliver and collect mail on foot or by vehicle in a prescribed area. City Carriers may be required to carry mail weighing up to 35 pounds in shoulder satchels or other equipment and to load or unload mail weighing up to 70 pounds.

There are three categories of City Carrier positions as listed below. Applicants for all three categories must take Postal exam 474. Depending upon the needs of local Post Offices, you will regularly find job postings for all three categories nationwide. Details on wages, benefits, and hours are provided in individual job postings.

City Carrier is a full-time career position that comes with the famous complete Postal benefits package.

City Carrier Assistant 1 and City Carrier Assistant 2 are both often referred to by the acronym CCA, and they are both entry level jobs that can lead to career positions. Even though there are two job titles, the functions and wages are virtually identical. When a career City Carrier position opens up, if there are CCAs employed at that particular facility, the career position is offered to the senior CCA. If there are no CCAs employed at that facility, the Postmaster posts an open job listing for a career City Carrier position. CCAs are typically hired for 360 day terms and can be reappointed for additional 360 day terms. CCA jobs may come with partial benefits either immediately or after the first 360 day term.

Casual City Carrier jobs are similar to City Carrier Assistant jobs except that they cannot lead directly into career positions. Casual employees are hired to temporarily supplement the normal workforce on an as-needed basis.

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