U.S. Postal Service City Carrier Assistant in United States

U.S. Postal Service
Many vacancies in the following location:
  • Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Wednesday 6/8/2016 (137 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 6/8/2017 (228 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Come join the United States Postal Service!

Delivers and collects mail on foot or by vehicle under varying road and weather conditions in a prescribed area; maintains professional and effective public relations with customers and others, requiring a general familiarity with postal laws, regulations, products and geography of the area.

  1. Routes or cases all classes of mail in sequence of delivery along an established route. Rearranges and re-labels cases as required.

  2. Withdraws mail from the distribution case and prepares it in sequence for efficient delivery independently or by another carrier along an established route. Prepares and separates all classes of mail to be carried by truck to relay boxes along route for subsequent delivery.

  3. Handles undeliverable mail in accordance with established procedures.

  4. Delivers mail along a prescribed route, on foot or by vehicle, on a regular schedule, picking up additional mail from relay boxes as needed. Collects mail from street letter boxes and accepts letters from mailing from customers; on certain routes may deliver mail that consists exclusively of parcel post, or the collection of mail.

  5. Uses portable electronic scanner as instructed.

  6. Delivers and collects charges on customs, postage-due, and C.O.D. mail matter. Delivers and obtains receipts for registered and certain insured mail. Signs for such matter, except insured mail, at the post office before beginning route and accounts for it upon return by payments of the amounts collected and delivery of receipts taken.

  7. Deposits in the post office mail collected on the route upon returning from the route.

  8. Checks, and corrects if necessary, mailing cards from advertisers bearing names and addresses of customers or former customers on the route.

  9. Furnishes customers with postal information and provides change of address cards and other postal forms as needed.

  10. Reports to supervisor all unusual incidents or conditions relating to mail delivery, including condition of street letter boxes and centralized delivery equipment.

  11. Becomes proficient, when assigned to a route, in the casing of mail on other routes as assigned.

  12. Works professionally with other employees in the office.

  13. May as a CCA, perform clerical duties and be required to pass examinations on scheme of city primary distribution.

  14. In addition, may perform any of the following duties: check hotels and other establishments to ensure that mail for residents undeliverable as addressed is not improperly held; deliver stamps or other paper supplies to contract or classified stations and other designated delivery points; serves at carriers' delivery window; receive and register where practical, all letters and packages of first-class matter properly offered for registration; case mail and make deliveries on other routes as assigned.

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.

On line assessment and a written Exam Required: Postal Exam 473 - Instructions regarding the exam(s) process will be sent via email once you successfully submit your online application. 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, a lawful permanent resident alien, or a citizen of a territory owing allegiance to the U.S.

DRIVING REQUIRED: Applicants must have a valid state driver’s license, a safe driving record, and at least two years of documented driving experience.

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: To apply please visit our website at www.usps.com/employment . 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 Form214) 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.

Background check, a criminal records check, and proof of U.S. Citizenship.

Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

You will be contacted via email on the status of your application.


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.

Other Information

Salary Range: $0.00 to $0.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: UA-0302-00/00

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status. Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.

Control Number: 369626000

Job Announcement Number: PH-CF-14-1118151