Mailroom Clerk


The Division of General Services provides critical support to teams throughout the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, both at the agency’s headquarters at 100 Gold Street and at an additional nine field offices. General Services is responsible for procuring goods and non-construction services, overseeing the agency’s fleet of vehicles, maintaining facilities, and providing mail, printing, furniture, and file storage services.

Your Role:
As a Mailroom Clerk for the Division of General Services, you will be responsible for ensuring that the team is able to rapidly and efficiently collect, sort, distribute, and deliver mail in order to support effective agency operations.

Your Responsibilities:
  • Accept, sort and distribute all incoming mail, inter-office mail and packages in accordance with departmental procedures
  • Prepare and process outgoing mail including first class, certified and/or registered mail
  • Check postal rates and weigh outgoing mail
  • Ensure shipping labels are properly executed and post labels on packages
  • Assist with arranging for courier services to deliver packages
  • Assist with Post Office pick ups of agency mail on a daily basis
  • Lift large bundles of mail, overnight packages and shipments
  • Assist with inventory and ordering supplies as needed in the mailroom
  • Assist with replenishing supply of post office forms
  • Assist with recording postage meter readings on a monthly basis for monthly indicator reporting
  • Assist with purchasing postage and ensure postage supply
  • Maintain the highest levels of customer care while demonstrating a friendly and cooperative attitude
Minimum Qual Requirements
Qualification Requirements
1. High school graduation or equivalent and three years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to duties described above; or
2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" above.
Preferred Skills
  • Professional-level MS Excel, Word, and Outlook skills, as well as the ability to quickly learn additional technology and computer programs
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, especially when working with diverse colleagues
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail, as well as ability to multi-task and complete all tasks in a timely manner
  • Able to lift up to 30 pounds
To Apply
Apply Online
Work Location
100 Gold Street
Residency Requirement
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.