$17.40/HR Rural Carrier Associate

United States Postal Service
Sioux Falls, SD
Apr 20, 2017
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Job Description

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.
Job Title
Facility Location
These positions are located in offices or facilities for ZIP Code areas beginning with 571.
Positions could be at any of the following offices: Sioux Falls DT Delivery Unit, Southwest Carrier Annex.

Position Information
RCAs must be available to work on an as needed basis.
DRIVING REQUIRED: Applicants must have a valid state drivers license, a safe driving record, and at least two years of
documented driving experience.
SALARY RANGE: $17.40 per hour paid bi-weekly
BENEFIT INFORMATION: This is a non-career position, part-time in nature, which may lead to a career position depending
on organizational needs.
Persons Eligible to Apply
Veterans who are entitled to veterans preference and/or covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act may apply for
any posted position.
Applicants must have a valid drivers license, a safe driving record, and at least two or more years of unsupervised
experience driving passenger cars or larger. The driving must have taken place in the U.S. or its possessions or territories or
in U.S. military installations worldwide.

1. Sorts mail in delivery sequence for the assigned route.
2. Receives and signs for accountable mail.
3. Loads mail in vehicle.
4. Delivers mail to customers along a prescribed route and on a regular schedule by a vehicle; collects monies and receipts
for accountable mail; picks up mail from customers' roadside boxes.
5. Sells stamps, stamped paper and money orders; accepts C.O.D., registered, certified, and insured mail and parcel post;
furnishes routine information concerning postal matters and provides requested forms to customer.
6. Returns mail collected, undeliverable mail, and submits monies and receipts to post office.
7. Prepares mail for forwarding and maintains records of change of address information.
8. Prepares a daily trip report and maintains a list of the customers on the route.
9. Conducts special surveys when required.
10. Maintains an inventory of stamps and stamped paper as needed to provide service to customers on the route.
11. Provides for mail security at all times.
Rural Carrier Associates are non-career employees who provide customers along a rural route a variety of services including
delivering and collecting mail and selling stamps, supplies and money orders. Desirable candidates have a vehicle suitable
for use and live within easy commuting distance of the facility location.
The job is physically demanding. Work is performed indoors and outdoors in all types of weather. Carriers may be required
to load and unload trays and containers of mail and parcels weighing as much as 70 pounds. Work is available usually on
Saturdays, then on an as needed basis to cover the absence of the carrier.~Register and Sign On:
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Company Description
The Postal Service is vital to the nation and its economy. Our vision, purpose, and direction are evident in performance and maintenance of affordable mail service to every American. We are the second largest employer in the United States today, delivering more than 200 billion pieces of mail per year connecting virtually every U.S. home and business. Because we are so integral to our nation and its economy, we seek the best leadership available to continue our excellence in operational performance. The Postal Service has a tradition of high performance in on-time delivery and customer satisfaction, cutting-edge automated equipment, and information technology. And we are always looking for creative ways to perform our mission in the face of a changing marketplace.

Sioux Falls, SD


Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:20:39 PDT