Postal Service Mail Carrier Jobs

Postal Service Mail Carrier Overview

Postal service mail carriers are responsible for delivering mail to residential and commercial addresses. Carriers are assigned established routes, covering their area by foot, vehicle or a mixture of both, depending on how far apart the mailboxes are. Carriers also provide change of address forms to members of their routes, as well as sell products like stamps in more rural areas away from post offices. The skills necessary for mail carrier positions may also qualify candidates for positions as mail service equipment operators or a mail services supervisor.

Postal Service Mail Carrier Education Requirements

Generally, no special degrees are necessary to qualify for mail carrier jobs. However, a high school diploma or GED is generally required. Applicants must be 18 years of age, a United States citizen, and must have a firm understanding of the English language, both speaking and reading. While no specific degree is required, applicants must pass a mail carrier test that examines both speed and accuracy when working with names and numbers. The test also covers mail distribution procedures. Once the written exam is passed, potential mail carriers must pass background checks, drug testing and a driving test for carriers who will be using postal service vehicles.

Postal Service Mail Carrier Job Market

The job outlook for postal service mail carrier jobs is expected to decline approximately 27 percent from 2012 to 2022, in comparison to the average for all occupations. Employment opportunities are projected to drop due to a mixture of budget deficits in the postal system, and the introduction of automated delivery point sequencing systems. These systems remove the need for mail carriers to sort their deliveries, allowing fewer carriers to deliver more mail to larger routes. Retiring mail carriers will open some positions, but more applicants are expected than available positions.

Postal Service Mail Carrier Salary

The median annual salary for postal service mail carrier jobs is $56,490 per year. Salary levels vary based on factors like years of experience and the location of each mail delivery route.

27 Postal Service Mail Carrier jobs found on Monster.

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TODAY'S POSTAL SERVICE IS HIRING! CITY CARRIER ASSISTANTS Hardworking City Carrier Assistants (CCA's) are full-time temporary alternates for regular letter carriers who deliver and collect mail on foot or by vehicle in varying conditions. CCA's benefit from hourly pay, health insurance and paid vacation.- You too can take pride in being part of one of the most talented and dedicated workfo...
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE WE’RE HIRING! CITY CARRIER ASSISTANTS Hardworking City Carrier Assistants (CCAs) are full-time temporary alternates for regular letter carriers who deliver and collect mail on foot or by vehicle in varying conditions. You too can take pride in being part of one of the most talented and dedicated workforces in the country. BENEFITS* Hourly pay, health insurance and paid...
Boston Financial Data Services Canton, MA, 02021
Testimonial Matthew - Relationship Manager "One of the things that I enjoyed when I came over here two years ago was the immediate family feel." View more employee testimonials Mail Services Specialist I 1 Openings, Part-time, Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday , For Hours please see below, Canton, MA Boston Financial is a premier investor services outsourcing firm that provides financial servic...
Southwest Business Corp San Antonio, TX, 78245
SWBC has been recognized as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas and has an immediate opening for a Mail Operations Courier at our corporate headquarters. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to join an energetic and seasoned team, with an established and expanding national firm. Headquartered in San Antonio, SWBC is a diversified financial services company providing...
Fidelity National Financial Jacksonville, FL, 32277
*Temporary* Mail / Shipping Clerk Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Receives and sorts mail and parcels by department, floor, and mail station in preparation for distribution. Delivers sorted mail and parcels following assigned routes for scheduled mail distribution, accurately and efficiently. Operate mail metering and electronic receiving equipment. Accept and apply postage for domesti...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Principal Software Engineer Palo Alto, CA Full-Time $90,000 - $150,000 Apply Apply Principal Software Engineer Palo Alto, CA Full-Time $90,000 - $150,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Principal Software Engineer with experience, please read on! This is an exciting opportunity for you to work i...
SHIPPING & RECEIVING CLERKS: The Shipping & Receiving Clerks provided under this scope of work are involved in non-supervisory efforts that include receiving, storing, and assembling for issue, shipment, and distribution, a wide variety of bin and bulk supplies, materials, equipment, and commodities using mechanized, automated, and manual material moving equipment, devices, and systems. The work ...
Company Profile Cologix, Inc. Cologix provides network neutral interconnection and colocation services in highly strategic and densely connected data centers. Cologix is the largest network neutral interconnection provider, and one of the largest colocation providers in US and Canada. We enable customers to grow their networks rapidly and cost-effectively by delivering flexible space, reliable p...
This position is responsible for all customer service for Wytheville Enterprise & the Bland Messenger Circulation and in addition receives all incoming telephone calls, messages and directs them to the required staff members. This position also greets all walk in customers and assist them to obtain the services they are seeking. The CSR will oversee mail and home delivery complaints, subscriber ac...
Oregon Lottery Salem, OR, 97301
Overview: *** At this time, we are only accepting applications from internal applicants.*** POSITION PURPOSE : The Distribution Specialist 3 is responsible for leading the distribution team in its daily activities as well as providing customer service when involved with accurate and secure receipt, delivery and accountability of all incoming and outgoing mail and materials. The work includes, b...
Widener University Chester, PA, 19013
Position Summary: This position receives, sorts, and delivers incoming U.S. Postal Service and campus mail, prepares and processes outgoing First Class, Priority, Standard A, parcels, and accountable U.S. mail according to U.S. Postal Service regulations. The part-time Mailroom clerk operates and maintains computerized postage metering, weighing, and accounting equipment and completes U.S. Postal...
The Travelers Companies Hartford, CT, 06183
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference. SUMMARY: Receives and distributes incoming carrier ship...
Travis County Austin, TX, 78719
Job Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions Under close supervision, processes incoming and outgoing mail for offices. Picks up and delivers mail and printed materials, which consists of certified, registered, insured letters, packages and express mail. Applies postage and operates various mail vehicles. Performs a variety of administrative functions copying, filing, preparing labels, answering...
Wegener Temporary Services Oklahoma City, OK, 73113
Mailroom Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Receives, sorts and prepares all incoming and interoffice mail for distribution • Opens incoming envelopes according to destination and delivers all mail items to appropriate individual and/or department within specified time • Collects, sorts and prepares all outgoing mail according to designation and type • Manually slots and prepares bulk m...
Goodwill Industries of San Diego County San Diego, CA, 92140
Overview: P O S ITION SUMMARY: Shipping Clerk position for Goodwill Industries of San Diego County’s e-Business shipping department. This position will encompass a wide variety of things related to order fulfillment/shipping. This position requires a strong knowledge of computers, shipping/packaging skills, the ability to run various related computer programs/hardware and systems effectively as ...
Newell Rubbermaid Palo Alto, CA, 94306
This is an exciting opportunity for you to work in our R&D organization to help us architect, design, and develop next generation web services, platform applications, and core server side system infrastructure that support shipping and mailing solutions that are developed in partnership with the USPS and other international postal carriers. You will have a chance to work with a very talented team ...
Fontainebleau Miami Beach Miami Beach, FL, 33109
General Summary of Duties: The Mailroom Clerk is responsible for handling all incoming and outgoing mail; inter-office correspondence, special mailing projects and parcels. Typical Physical/Mental Demands: Requires mobility. Requires prolonged sitting and standing. Ability to lift, carry, and maneuver a weight load of up to seventy pounds; reach up to seven (7) feet in height; and push and/or p...
Charter Manufacturing Saukville, WI, 53080
Charter Steel Location: Saukville WI Reports To: Transportation Planning Supervisor Position Summary The Transportation Planner will plan and direct the cost effective, accurate, and timely delivery of products from all Charter Steel plants to customers worldwide. The Transportation Planner will strategically direct service providers for timely deliveries, exception handling, and problem sol...
State of California Orange, CA, 92856
Under the general direction of the Environmental Program Manager I (Supervisory) (Branch Chief) in the Schools Evaluation and Brownfields Outreach Branch of the Brownfields and Environmental Restoration Program (Cleanup Program), the Office Technician (OT) provides clerical support to branch staff. The OT performs a variety of independent clerical tasks, takes independent initiative, and uses soun...
State of California Alameda, CA, 94502
Under the supervision of the Supervising Workers' Compensation Consultant, the Workers' Comp Consultant is expected to work independently and perform the following duties. Handles a caseload of Uninsured Employers' Fund (UEF) and/or Subsequent Injuries Fund (SIF) injury claims, reviews and takes action on incoming mail, jurisdiction over the employer, investigates issues of injury AOE/COE, employ...

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Mail Carrier


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