Custodial Maintenance //PSE Custodial Maintenance //Casual Custodial Maintenance

Test required: Postal Exam 916

Custodians clean and maintain buildings and grounds. They must have the ability to stand, stoop, bend and stretch for long periods of time; to manually lift and carry objects weighing 45 pounds or more without assistance; to understand and carry out oral instructions expressed in English; to operate power assisted tools and power driven custodial equipment, and to work at heights from ladders, walkways, and scaffolds.

There are three categories of Custodian positions as listed below. Applicants for all three categories must take Postal exam 916. 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.

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

PSE Custodial Maintenance is an entry level job that can lead a to career position. (PSE stands for Postal Support Employee). When a career Custodian position opens up, if there are PSE Custodians employed at that particular facility, the career position is offered to the senior PSE Custodian. If there are no PSE Custodians employed at that facility, the Postmaster posts an open job listing for a career Custodian position. PSE employees are typically hired for 360 day terms and can be reappointed for additional 360 day terms. PSE jobs may come with partial benefits either immediately or after the first 360 day term.

Casual Custodial Maintenance jobs are similar to PSE Custodial Maintenance 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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