Full Job Description
United States Postal Service
External Publication for Job Posting 10506037
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.
Central Pennsylvania District
Job Posting Period
11/21/2020 - 11/25/2020
This job has an exam requirement. Currently, applicants for this posting who do not yet have an exam score are being
invited to take the exam. Examining will continue until capacity has been reached.
201 FERRY ST BLDG 1
EASTON, PA 18042-9998
CONTACT INFORMATION: firstname.lastname@example.org
Title: MAIL HANDLER
FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt
Occupation Code: 2315-01XX
Non-Scheduled Days: VARIES
SALARY RANGE: $17.69 - $30.80 per hour paid bi-weekly
FINANCE NUMBER: 412268
BENEFIT INFORMATION: This is a career position which offers excellent benefits. Newly hired employees are covered by
the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Upon hire, employees are eligible to contribute into the Thrift Savings
Plan (TSP) which is similar to 401(k) plans. We also offer the option to enroll into the Federal Employees Health Benefits
(FEHB) program as well as the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI). Dental, Vision and Long-Term Care
Insurance Programs as well as Flexible Spending Accounts to cover eligible out-of-pocket health care and dependent care
(day care) expenses are also available. We offer extra pay when working on a federal holiday (10 per calendar year) as well
as accrued vacation and sick leave.
Persons Eligible to Apply
All U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent resident aliens, citizens of American Samoa or other territory owing permanent allegiance
to the United States. 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/careers to be considered for this
employment opportunity. You must have a valid email address to apply as communication regarding employment
opportunities, examinations (when applicable), and background checks will be sent by email. Please add the following email
domain addresses to your contact list to allow all correspondence to be received - @usps.gov; @jobtryout.net;
@psionline.com; @geninfo.com; @uspis.gov. EXAM: If an exam is required and you are invited to take the 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. SCREENINGS: 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.
The Inspection Service criminal background check is conducted using United States information resources only (e.g., FBI
fingerprint check, state and county checks). A criminal background check involves a 5-year inquiry for any location where
the individual has resided, worked or gone to school within the United States or its territories. As a result of this limitation,
the criminal background checks of individuals who have not resided in the United States or its territories for the preceding
5-years may not be considered complete. The Inspection Service may be able to process inquiries for U.S. Citizens only,
but only if their time spent out of the country was spent as: a trailing spouse or dependent of someone working for the U.S.
government (military or civilian), a missionary, a student attending school in a foreign country, a Peace Corps participant, or
as an employee of a U.S.-based employer/company. If the Inspection Service is unable to perform a complete background
check because of residency outside the United States, such individuals will be ineligible for Postal 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, carries mail from cancelling machine to distribution cases.
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. With approval of the Chief Postal Inspector, acts as an armed guard for valuable registry shipments and as a watchman
and guard around post office building.
Supervisor, Distribution Operations, or other designated supervisor.
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.