Mail Clerk/Screener - 20082201, 20018492, 20012198

State of Ohio Jobs - Grafton, OH3.9

Primary Location: United States of America-OHIO-Lorain County
Work Locations: Grafton Correctional Inst 2500 Avon Belden Rd So Grafton 44044-9400
Organization: Rehabilitation & Correction - Grafton Correctional Institution
Classified Indicator: Classified
Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Bargaining Unit
Schedule: Full-time
Compensation: $16.43
Unposting Date: Jan 29, 2019, 10:59:00 PM
Job Function: Corrections

Mail Clerk/Screener - 20082201, 20018492, 20012198 (1900009X)

Job Duties

Guided by the agency's mission "To reduce recidivism among those we touch," the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is looking for a dedicated security-minded correction professional to assume the responsibilities of a Mail Clerk Screener.

There are three (3) positions for this posting... Only one (1) application is needed.

This position shall be filled in accordance with the provision of the OCSEA/AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement. ODRC bargaining unit members have selection rights before non-bargaining unit members. All other applications will only be considered if an internal bargaining unit applicant is not selected for this position.

Updates/changes to your application submission can be made while the posting is open by logging into your profile and editing the application. After the posting closes, no changes can be made.

This position opens incoming mail and physically inspects contents.

Job Duties:
Operates x-ray equipment to scan incoming parcels and packages for detection of potentially threatening and suspicious materials (contraband)
Follows security procedures for confiscation of contraband and notification of appropriate institutional staff for investigation
Operates postage machines (e.g. postage scale, meter machine) to process incoming/outgoing mail (e.g. sorts mail for most efficient handling
Determines class of mail
Sets postage meters: date and time stamps, opens, bundles, addresses.
Completes documentation associated with special mail handling such as certified return receipts or receipts for insurance;
Ensures prompt handling of time sensitive documents that could have impact on legal notifications) and delivers to appropriate office and/or picks up mail, parcels and/or messages
Loads and unloads trucks and/or distributes contents to various offices
Maintains daily records of mail processed for billing purposes
Prepares UPS or express letters or packages
Maintains records of postage used and/or volume of mail
Stuffs envelopes
Inventories and/or distributes supplies
Labels, folds and/or staples materials
Photocopies materials;
Delivers and/or picks up documents, packages and materials
Makes service calls and/or assists in repair and/or maintenance of machines
Answers inquiries from other employees, inmates and general public regarding U.S. Postal regulations
Explains postal procedures and requirements for insured, certified and other postal options
Explains differences in postal rates and classes of mail
Tracks lost or misdirected mail


Formal education in arithmetic that includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, division & reading common English vocabulary; valid driver's license if position requires operation of vehicle to pick up or deliver mail.

  • Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.
Knowledge of agency & federal postal regulations & procedures*; threat assessment procedures*; suspicious package profile*; emergency response notification procedures*. Skill in operation of postage equipment*; x-ray equipment* (e.g., Line Scan 208 Threat Assessment X-ray Machine). Ability to sort items into categories according to established methods; understand mail room procedures; recognize unusual or threatening situations & take appropriate action; add, subtract, multiply & divide whole numbers; read common English vocabulary; complete routine forms or records; answer routine inquiries from co-workers & general public; stand, walk or bend continuously; lift up to 40 lbs.
(*)Developed after employment.

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The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is prohibited from hiring:

Individuals who have engaged in sexual abuse in a prison or other confinement facility; have been civilly or administratively adjudicated, or convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, implied threats of force, or if the victim did not or was unable to consent;

Individuals convicted of soliciting or providing support for an act of terrorism, terrorism, or money laundering to support terrorism;

Individuals who have been convicted of or pled guilty to a felony where a direct correlation exists between the position and prior criminal behavior. (example: individuals convicted of a felony involving fraud, deceit, or theft from holding a position that has substantial management or control over the property of a state agency.)

**Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to the email address provided on your application. **

In order to be considered for this position, you must apply on-line. Paper applications WILL NOT be accepted. DO NOT submit your application to the institution.

Victoria Patrick
Regional Hiring Analyst
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Phone: 330-797-9956

You may be required to demonstrate how you meet minimum qualifications.

The Department of Rehabilitation & Correction is a tobacco-free workplace.

Background Check Information

The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check. An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.

The final applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis prior to an appointment to test for illegal drug use. The State will decline to extend a final offer of employment to any applicant with a verified positive test result. Also, an applicant with a positive test result will not be considered for any position with the State of Ohio for a period of one year. NOT APPLICABLE TO CURRENT STATE EMPLOYEES.