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Functional Purpose
Cases, delivers, and collects mail along a prescribed rural route using a vehicle; provides customers on the route with a
variety of services.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Sorts mail in delivery sequence for the assigned route.
2. Receives and signs for accountable mail.
3. Loads mail in vehicle.
4. Delivers mail to customers along a prescribed route and on a regular schedule by a vehicle; collects monies and receipts
for accountable mail; picks up mail from customers’ roadside boxes.
5. Sells stamps, stamped paper and money orders; accepts C.O.D., registered, certified, and insured mail and parcel post;
furnishes routine information concerning postal matters and provides requested forms to customer.
6. Returns mail collected, undeliverable mail, and submits monies and receipts to post office.
7. Prepares mail for forwarding and maintains records of change of address information.
8. Prepares a daily trip report and maintains a list of the customers on the route.
9. Conducts special surveys when required.
10. Maintains an inventory of stamps and stamped paper as needed to provide service to customers on the route.
11. Provides for mail security at all times.
Rural Carrier Associates are non-career employees who provide customers along a rural route a variety of services including
delivering and collecting mail and selling stamps, supplies and money orders. Desirable candidates may be required to have
a vehicle suitable for use and live within easy commuting distance of the facility location.
The job is physically demanding. Work is performed indoors and outdoors in all types of weather. Carriers may be required
to load and unload trays and containers of mail and parcels weighing as much as 70 pounds. Work is available usually on
Saturdays, then on an as needed basis to cover the absence of the carrier.
SUPERVISION
Manager, Customer Services; Supervisor, Customer Services; or Postmaster
The United States Postal Service has the following excellent and challenging employment opportunity for highly motivated
and innovative individuals. Successful candidates must demonstrate through a combination of education, training, and
experience the following requirements:
Requirements
1. DOCUMENT DATE: March 16, 2019
FUNCTION
Cases, delivers and collects mail along a prescribed rural route using a vehicle; provides customers on the route with a
variety of services.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given above.
REQUIREMENTS
There are no separately evaluated knowledge, skill, or ability requirements for this position.
EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must successfully complete the Virtual Entry Assessment – MC (474).
TRAINING/EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS
Individuals who qualify and are selected under this standard will be required to complete prescribed training satisfactory to
demonstrate, through testing and/or practical demonstration, possession of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) required for
the job. Failure to demonstrate any KSA is disqualifying. KSAs include Postal Service driving policies, safe driving practices,
and skills associated with specific job duties.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must be physically able to efficiently perform the duties of this position, which require arduous exertion involving
prolonged standing, walking, bending and reaching, and may involve handling heavy containers of mail weighing up to the
allowable maximum mailing weight.
ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS
Rural Carriers are required to provide service to the public. They must maintain a neat and professional appearance and
demeanor in such interactions.
Applicants must have a valid state driver’s license and demonstrate and maintain a safe driving record.
Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service’s requirement
to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.
Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service’s requirement
to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Central Time, of the posting’s closing date. Applicants claiming veterans’
preference must attach a copy of member copy 4 (only) of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form
214) or other proof of eligibility if claiming 10-point veterans’ preference. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an
equal opportunity employer. The USPS provides reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, interview, and/or
selection process, please make your request to the examiner, selecting official or local manager of Human Resources. This
request can also be made by someone on your behalf. Explain the nature of your limitations and the accommodation
needed. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
The Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2019 (Fair Chance Act) prohibits the Postal Service from inquiring into the
criminal history of applicants before a conditional offer of employment has been made and sets out penalties for individual
employees who violate the law. An applicant who feels their rights under this federal law have been violated has 30 days
from the date of the alleged violation to file a complaint with the Postal Service at FairChanceActSupport@usps.gov. Further
information can be found at www.usps.com.
SPECIAL NOTE: Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.

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