The USPS is the third largest civilian employer in the US, with roughly 502,400 workers in 2016. So if you’re looking for a job, you might want to consider one with the USPS.
In these times of Amazon.com, where more and more people are buying everything online, the need of delivery services, like USPS should only be increasing.
There are several career options, including delivery and operations, mail carriers, mail handlers and tractor trailer operators. Check their career site for more options.
Salary and Benefits
The reason it’s just an attractive job, is because not only salaries are competitive with the private sector, but it also comes with good benefits, including dental, vision, health and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, long-term care insurance, retirement plans, generous vacation time and sick leave.
The median wage in May 2018 was $58,760, with some positions paying more than others:
| Postal service mail sorters, processors, and |
processing machine operators
|Postal service clerks||$ 55,280|
|Postal service mail carriers||$55,210|
A High School diploma is required, and post-secondary education is highly encouraged.
Candidates must be 18 years old at the time of appointment, or 16 years old if they have a high school diploma. Must be a legal alien (US citizen, permanent resident or a citizen of US territory).
This cannot be your first job and if you’re applying for a carrier position, must have a clean driving record.
Must background checks (criminal background check, drug screening and medical assessment)
Must also have a good command of the English language.
USPS Jobs near youRURAL CARR ASSOC/SRV REG RTE
US Postal Service - 590 GROVE ST [Mail Carrier / Package Handler / Delivery Driver] As a Rural Carrier Associate with USPS, you will: Case, deliver, and collect mail along a prescribed rural route using a vehicle; Provide customers on the route with a variety of services...Apply Today >>
US Postal Service | HERNDON, VA
US Postal Service - 25 CATOCTIN CIR SE [Mail Carrier / Package Handler / Delivery Driver] As an Assistant Rural Carrier with USPS, you will: Delivers packages on Sundays and observed holidays using dynamic route descriptions; Case, deliver, and collect mail and packages on Saturday along a prescribed rural route using a vehicle...Apply Today >>
US Postal Service | LEESBURG, VA
US Postal Service - 44715 PRENTICE DR [Mail Clerk / Postal Worker] As a Postal Service Employee - Mail Processing Clerk, you will perform a variety of clerk duties required to process mail using automated mail processing equipment or manual methods of sortation and distribution...Hiring Fast >>
US Postal Service | DULLES, VA
US Postal Service - 44715 PRENTICE DR [Material Handler / Warehouse Associate / Package Handler] As a Mail Handler Assistant with USPS, you will load, unload, and move bulk mail and perform other duties incidental to the movement and processing of mail...Apply Today >>
US Postal Service | DULLES, VA
US Postal Service - 500 N WASHINGTON ST [Mail Carrier / Package Handler / Delivery Driver] As a City Carrier Assistant with USPS, you will: Deliver and collect mail on foot or by vehicle under varying road and weather conditions in a prescribed area; Maintain professional and effective public relations with customers and others; Obtain a general familiarity with postal laws, regulations, products and procedures commonly used, and geography of the area...Apply Today >>
US Postal Service | ROCKVILLE, MD
US Postal Service - 1010 WASHINGTON ST [Customer Service / Postal Clerk] As a Holiday Clerk Assistant with USPS, you will: Provide sales and customer service support at a retail window or lobby; Maintain appearance of store by arranging and replenishing displays; Conduct product inventories; Distribute and scan incoming and outgoing mail...Apply Today >>
US Postal Service | HARPERS FERRY, WV