United States Postal Service
External Publication for Job Posting 10270782
If this job requires qualification on an examination, the number of applicants who will be invited to take or retake the
examination may be limited.
Job Posting Period
01/16/2019 - 01/21/2019
This job has an exam requirement. Examining capacity has been reached for this posting. Applicants with an eligible exam
score will be considered. Applicants without an exam score cannot be considered. If you apply without an exam score, you
may be invited to take the exam later if job opportunities remain unfilled. Exam invitations are sent by email; watch your
email and spam filters. Veterans are encouraged to apply and will receive preference in examining in accordance with
Veteran Preference laws and regulations.
MAIL HANDLER ASSISTANT
5801 TECHNOLOGY BLVD
SANDSTON, VA 23150-5016
CONTACT INFORMATION: LAWANA.R.PETERSON@USPS.GOV
Title: MAIL HANDLER ASSISTANT (MHA)
FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt
Occupation Code: 2315-0085
Non-Scheduled Days: Varies
MHAs hold temporary appointments for periods not-to-exceed 360 days. Subsequent appointments after a 5-day break in
service may be offered but are not guaranteed and should not be expected because the use of MHAs is discretionary and
subject to business needs. MHAs can be scheduled any hours. The position is intended to be very flexible, including
weekends and holidays as needed. MHAs must be available to work when needed.
Non-career 360-day term with possibility of reappointment. May lead to a career position. Benefits include paid time off at the
rate of 1 hr for every 20 hrs in pay status, holiday pay for 6 holidays, and pay raises per NPMHU National Agreement.
Immediately eligible for USPS Health Benefits Plan with Postal premium contribution. Upon conditional reappointment to a
second 360-day term after a break in service of no more than 5 days, eligible for: health insurance under the Federal
Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB); dental and vision insurance through FEDVIP; flexible spending accounts
through FSAFEDS and long-term care insurance through FLTCIP. May receive Wounded Warrior leave if eligibility criteria
SALARY RANGE: $16.00 per hour paid bi-weekly
FINANCE NUMBER: 517649
Persons Eligible to Apply
All U.S. Citizens, permanent resident aliens, citizens of American Samoa or any other territory owing allegiance to the United
States. Applicants must be available for screening activities, including an interview. Applicants entitled to veterans’
preference and/or covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act may apply for any posted position.
Applicants must apply online at www.usps.com/employment to be considered for this employment opportunity. You must
have a valid email address to apply as communication regarding employment opportunities, examinations, interviews and
background checks will be conveyed by email. Please add the following email domain addresses to your contact list to allow
all correspondences to be received.
@usps.gov @psionline.com @geninfo.com @uspis.gov
EXAM REQUIRED: If you are invited to take this test, instructions regarding the exam process will be sent to you via email.
Please ensure you can receive email messages from our test vendor and follow instructions carefully so you can be
considered for this employment opportunity.
NOTICE SCREENINGS REQUESTED: You may receive multiple requests for background checks in regards to this
employment opportunity. Respond to all requests quickly as we anticipate filling our vacancies quickly and nonresponses
may result in disqualification for this opportunity.
Current non-career Postal Service employees who wish to apply for this vacancy must go to usps.com/employment and use
your existing eCareer Profile to apply. Do not log into LiteBlue; if you logged into LiteBlue, log out and close your browser
before going to usps.com/employment.
Loads, unloads, and moves bulk mail and performs other duties incidental to the movement and processing of mail.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Unloads mail from trucks. Separates all mail received from trucks and conveyors for dispatch to other conveying units
and separates and delivers mail for delivery to distribution areas.
2. Places empty sacks or pouches on racks, labels them where prearranged or where racks are plainly marked, dumps mail
from sacks, cuts ties, faces letter mail, carries mail to distributors for processing, places processed mail into sacks, removes
filled sacks and pouches from racks and closes and locks sacks and pouches. Picks up sacks, pouches, and outside pieces,
separates outgoing bulk mails for dispatch and loads mail onto trucks.
3. Handles and sacks empty equipment; inspects empty equipment for mail and restrings sacks.
4. Cancels stamps on parcel post, operates cancelling machines, and carries mail from cancelling machine to distribution
5. Assists in supply and slip rooms and operates copy machine and related office equipment.
6. In addition, may perform any of the following duties: make occasional simple distribution of parcel post mail that requires
no scheme knowledge; operate electric fork lifts; rewrap damaged parcels; weigh incoming sacks; clean and sweep work
areas, offices rest rooms, and trucks where work is not performed by a regular cleaner.
7. Operates equipment and machinery assigned to the jurisdiction of the Mail Handler Union.
8. Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervisor, Distribution Operations, or other designated supervisor.
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:
Loads, unloads, and moves bulk mail, and performs other duties incidental to the movement and processing of mail.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK
See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given above.
Applicants must successfully complete Postal Service Test 473, which includes the following measures of job-related
knowledge, skills, and abilities:
A. Address Checking B. Forms Completion C. Coding & Memory D. Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory
Applicants must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Duties require arduous exertion involving lifting, carrying, prolonged standing, walking, pushing, bending and reaching, and
may involve the handling of heavy containers of mail and parcels weighing up to 70 pounds.
Mail Handlers must work in an industrial plant environment for their assigned tour and days of work. Mail Handlers must
follow Postal Service policies and procedures for personal conduct at work, including adhering to rules and regulations.
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.
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.
SPECIAL NOTE: Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.