Full Job Description
United States Postal Service
External Publication for Job Posting 10446919
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.
Job Posting Period
07/27/2020 - 08/04/2020
CORRESPONDENCE ANALYST (WRITER)
USPS HEADQUARTERS, GOVERNMENT RELATIONS AND PUBLIC POLICY
475 LENFANT PLZ SW
WASHINGTON, DC 20260-0004
TITLE: CORRESPONDENCE ANALYST (WRITER)
GRADE: EAS - 21
FLSA DESIGNATION: Exempt
OCCUPATION CODE: 0301-5358
NON-SCHEDULED DAYS: Saturday/Sunday
HOURS: 08:00 A.M. to 05:00 P.M.
SALARY RANGE: 73,600.00 - 87,975.00 USD Annually
FINANCE NUMBER: 104001
BENEFIT INFORMATION: The salary will be based on previous experience, salary history, and current postal pay policies.
We offer excellent benefits including health and life insurance, retirement plan, savings/investment plan with employer
contribution, flexible spending, flextime scheduling of core work hours, annual and sick leave.
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.
Performs analysis of Congressional and other requests for information; provides comprehensive research and evaluation of
background information necessary to develop replies; and composes written responses communicating the Postal Service's
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Analyzes requests for information to determine pertinent issues and identify the type of information required.
2. Determines the most appropriate sources and methods for collecting necessary information.
3. Researches and obtains feedback, informational materials, and data from other functional areas concerning postal
policies, programs, and activities related to information requests.
4. Analyzes, evaluates, and integrates feedback, informational materials, and data to develop timely and appropriate
5. Develops written responses which clearly explain and address the relevant issues and facilitate understanding of the
Postal Service's position.
6. Edits and rewrites materials prepared by other functional areas, and ensures informational accuracy and effective
7. Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with other functional areas to facilitate effective
communication between the Postal Service and Congressional requesters.
8. Prepares special reports and assists with special government relations initiatives.
9. Identifies and recommends improved and alternative methods for effectively meeting Congressional information needs.
Manager of unit to which assigned
The United States Postal Service has the following excellent and challenging employment opportunity for highly motivated
and innovative individuals. Successful candidates must demonstrate through a combination of education, training, and
experience the following requirements:
1. Ability to write a logical and factual explanation of the organizational position on various issues, incorporating information
obtained through research.
2. Ability to manage workload to meet established standards and support department response turnaround objectives.
3. Knowledge of the English language, including composition, grammar, punctuation, and spelling, at a level sufficient to write
4. Ability to analyze highly complex and critical written inquiries, such as Congressional inquiries, to determine core issues
and information needed to respond.
5. Ability to research information necessary to prepare responses and reports, including identifying the most appropriate
sources and methods to gather the information.
6. Ability to communicate orally and in writing with other functional areas at a level sufficient to obtain information necessary
to develop written responses.
7. EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT: Applicants must perform at a minimum level of writing proficiency as measured by Postal
Service Exam 750.
8. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: 1 year of writing experience (e.g., work experience as a writer, editor, correspondence
analyst, or similar role).
Notes: Non-competitive requests from career non-bargaining employees at the same or higher grade level may be submitted
directly to the selecting official for consideration outside this competitive process. Noncompetitive applicants are encouraged
to include a copy of their eCareer profile along with their request.
Special Conditions: If this position is not filled non-competitively then applicants who are eligible for competitive selection will
be considered along with other eligible applicants.
**Reimbursement of relocation expenses will NOT be authorized**
**This position requires a NACI clearance. This process can take up to 6 weeks from the date the offer letter is returned**
This is a two-step application process requiring you to create a profile and submit an application for the position you are
You will receive two email confirmations:
1. An email confirming your profile is complete.
2. After submitting your application you will receive a second email confirming your application has been successfully
For information, please contact Chydea Faulkner at Talent@usps.gov.
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.