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

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

A recent news article stated that the Postal Service hires over 1,500 new employees each week and that most are hired for mail carrier positions. Probably the quickest way to start your Postal career is to apply for a mail carrier job.

City Carrier positions are mail delivery jobs. They are one of the two more common open jobs posted on the USPS website. Postal careers are often started by getting one of these jobs.

There are four categories of City Carrier positions as listed below. Applicants for all four categories must take Postal exam 474. Depending upon the needs of local Post Offices, you will regularly find job postings for all four categories. 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 and Temporary Carrier Assistant jobs are similar to City Carrier Assistant jobs except that they cannot lead directly into career positions. Employees in these jobs are hired to temporarily supplement the normal workforce on an as-needed basis.

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