United States postal workers are required to pass a pre-employment assessment test before beginning work, and this job requires employees to be able to stand on their feet for extended periods of time. They must work at a fast pace to keep up with daily demands and deadlines, and some also operate heavy machinery which sorts mail. These postal workers typically work with other coworkers to ensure proper sorting and timely delivery of mail, and while they do work underneath a supervisor, they must be able to work well on their own with minimal supervision.
United States postal workers typically work during regular weekly business hours, and some Saturday shifts are also required. Longer days and hours may also be necessary during the holiday months to meet demands.
In addition to passing a pre-employment assessment test, a high school diploma is often a minimum requirement for this position, and a passed drug-screen is required of all employees. They must also be United States citizens and undergo a background check and credit check prior to employment.
United States Postal Worker (Sales, Services & Distribution Associate) Tasks
Provide services and sell items at the mailroom window, representing the standards of the USPS.
Document and track interactions with established clients and new ones.
Manage and move mail from one area to another.
Verify that envelopes and packages are correctly labeled and wrapped.