City/Rural Mail Carriers

United States Postal Service (USPS) - Madison - McFarland, WI

Full-time | Part-time

Note: All applicants must also fill out the full application at to be eligible for the position (See "Applications" below).

Applications through Indeed must have the accompanying application completed to be considered for the position.

The Madison Main Post Office (3902 Milwaukee St) is hosting a walk-in job fair from May 13-18 (10am-6pm), May 20-24 (10am-6pm), and May 25 (10am-3pm). Stop in to learn more about positions, apply, and interview.

The Madison, Middleton, and Verona Post Offices are looking to hire 70 new mail carriers for the following positions:

City Carrier Assistant (CCA) - starting at $16.78/hour

Deliver mail and parcels on city routes. Schedule varies - may work up to 60 hours per week. Also deliver parcels on Sundays. This is a career path position*.

Rural Carrier Associate (RCA) - starting at $17.78/hour

Deliver mail and parcels on rural routes. Schedule varies - may work up to 60 hours per week. Also deliver parcels on Sundays. This is a career path position*.

Assistant Rural Carrier (ARC) - starting at $17.78/hour

Deliver parcels on Sundays and observed holidays. Some ARCs may have the opportunity to work Saturdays. Part-time hours - 1 to 2 days per week. This is not a career path position.

Other Info

These positions are physically strenuous and may require lifting up to 70 lbs or walking upwards of 10 miles a day depending on the type of route.

Carriers may be required to work at any post office within Madison, Middleton, and Verona.


CCA and RCAs are immediately eligible for the Noncareer Employee Health Benefits Plan. CCAs accumulate 1 hour of paid leave for every 20 hours worked. RCAs earn paid leave after serving as the primary leave replacement on a vacant route for 90 days. CCAs get a uniform allowance after passing probation.

Career Path Positions

CCA and RCA's fill in on delivery routes at multiple locations and their schedules vary from week to week based on need. Carriers are then promoted into career positions based on seniority. A career position comes with contractual pay increases, additional health care plan options, life insurance, additional paid leave, and retirement benefits. Career positions also mean a more consistent schedule with designated off days and having set route assignments. They also have the opportunity to transfer to different locations (inside or outside the city) or be promoted to higher level positions.


To interview for any of the positions above, the full application must be completed at . No interviews will be granted without completing the application.

  • Click on the blue button to search open positions
  • Use keyword "Madison" and select "WI" to view jobs
  • Select desired job and click "Apply" in the pop-up
  • Follow instructions to complete application

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  • Possess valid driver's license, safe driving record, and at least two years of licensed driving history
  • Pass skills test (Exam 473) and pre-employment drug screen
  • US citizenship or permanent resident alien status

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $16.78 to $17.78 /hour