Mail Clerk, Grade 11

Montgomery County Government - Rockville, MD4.0

The Montgomery County Government, Department of General Services (DGS), is looking for an enthusiastic individual to collect, process and deliver mail to multiple County Government locations.


The Department of General Services, Central Duplicating, Imaging, Archiving and Mail Services Program, provides document management through: high-speed photocopying and color copying services; desktop and electronic publishing; bindery; digital imaging; the electronic and physical archiving of County records; as well as U.S. Postal Service and inter-office mail delivery to/from County departments/agencies/offices .


The nature of the work involves mail collection, processing, sorting and distribution. An employee in this position will be responsible for making scheduled mail pickups and deliveries and performing a variety of activities relating to mail processing requiring extended periods of standing and walking. The work is largely manual and includes such duties as sorting and bundling mail, operating/maintaining mail processing equipment including automatic mailing machines, computerized accounting system, U.P.S. manifest system, electronic scales, and addressing/mail inserting equipment.


Examples of duties will include but not be limited to:
Receiving, sorting, bundling, and delivering incoming/outgoing U.S., outside delivery service, and inter-office mail including books, films, records, and certified, registered, and insured mail;
Driving a light van to pick up and deliver mail to County departments/agencies/offices and other destinations;
Operating and performing routine maintenance on a variety of mail processing equipment including but not limited to a six-station inserting and mailing machine, computerized direct addressing and labeling equipment, scales, high-speed tabber, folder/pressure sealer with inserter capability, and x-ray machine;
Maintaining a daily record of outgoing mail postal charges and information for all registered, certified, and insured mail by County departments/agencies/offices;
Determining postage costs for domestic and foreign mail;
Helping to prepare and check pre-sorted mail, opening improperly addressed mail and rerouting to the appropriate County departments/agencies/offices;
Charging postage due mail and business reply mail to proper appropriate County departments/agencies/offices;
Providing messenger services between County departments/agencies/offices; and
May arrange for pick-up and delivery of completed print shop jobs with courier services.

Additional Employment Information
Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference .

All applicants will respond to a series of questions related to their education, relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities required to minimally perform the job. The applicant's responses in conjunction with his/her resume and all other information provided in the employment application process will be evaluated to determine the minimum qualification and preferred criteria status. Based on the results, the highest qualified applicants will be placed on an Eligible List and may be considered for an interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are the same grade will be placed on Eligible List as a "Lateral Transfer" candidate and may be considered for interview .

If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume.

Minimum Qualifications
Experience: One year of experience working in a mail room environment operating industrial mail equipment.

Education: Graduation from high school or High School Certificate of completion recognized in the State of Maryland.

Equivalency: None.

Physical Ability: Ability to independently lift, push or move mail containers and other materials usually weighing 25 to 45 pounds, but sometimes weighing 50 to 75 pounds; such material handling equipment as a hand truck may be used.

Medical & Background: Selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a physical, drug and alcohol screen and background investigation prior to appointment.

License: Possession and maintenance at all times of a valid Class "C" (or equivalent) driver's license from the applicant's state of residence.

Preferred Criteria
The applications of those individuals meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed to determine the extent, relevancy of training, and experience in the following areas:

Experience operating and performing minor adjustments/repairs on automated mail processing equipment, including but not limited to a six-station inserting and mailing machine, computerized direct addressing and labeling equipment, scales, high-speed tabber, folder/pressure/sealer with inserter capability and x-ray machine;
Experience sorting and bundling mailed material;
Experience determining postage costs for domestic and foreign mail; and
Experience delivering mailed material.

Minimum Salary 34233 Maximum Salary 54621 Currency USD