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This site was designed to provide information for post office job seekers and to help them explore ALL viable options. Consider the numbers. The federal government including the Postal Service employs over 2,704,000 workers and hires over a hundred thousand new employees each year to replace workers that transfer to other postal, federal, or private sector jobs, retire, or stop working for other reasons. Average annual salary of all full-time Postal employees exceeds $81,258.
The U.S. Government is the largest employer in the United States, hiring two percent of the nation’s civilian work force. There are 617,714 postal workers nationwide so many opportunities exist for those who know where to look. The Postal Service generates over 80 billion dollars in sales annually and they process and deliver 10.5 million pounds of mail daily.
This web site and our study guide helps you find jobs, prepare for the 473 Postal Exam, and locate all job opportunities. The author writes from first hand experience, he spent 35½ years working for Uncle Sam. He provides an insider’s perspective on what it takes to go from job hunter to hired, and everything in between to improve your chances of landing a high-paying government job.
You will find on this site an overview of what is available, including many jobs that don’t require written tests and how to apply for them. Over half of all workers are mail carriers and clerks, however, postal workers are employed in hundreds of diverse occupations, from janitors and truck drivers to accountants, personnel specialists, electronics technicians, and engineers.
The Postal Service continues to improve its recruiting process, including useful on-line testing schedules and job announcements. Post Office Jobs explains these improvements and provides abundant information, a 473 exam study guide, resources and easy-to-follow checklists that will assist you with your job search. You will also learn about postal corporate jobs and viable job options that you can explore in the competitive federal civil service.
Many professional and administrative occupations do not require written examinations. Your background, work experience and education will be used to determine your eligibility for the job. You’ll learn how to locate vacancies and apply for these positions nationwide. An updated list of Customer Service Districts is included in Chapter Four that you can contact concerning test results and to learn when exams will be scheduled in your area.
Our study guide, Post Office Jobs, includes a comprehensive 473 Exam study guide and complete job descriptions for the top 28 Post Office occupations. It also lists 2,000 Postal Service job classifications, offers guidance on how to explore alternative civil service occupations, and includes a chapter on how to apply for Postal Inspector positions.
This website and the book Post Office Jobs are not affiliated with or endorsed by the United States Post Office.
You can use our contact page to comment on this site or to request additional information. Postalwork.net provides abundant information to help you with your job search. To obtain detailed information for specific areas including a comprehensive study guide for the new 473 Postal Exam pick up a copy of the 5th edition of "Post Office Jobs; Explore and Find Jobs, Prepare for the 473 Postal Exam, and Locate ALL Job Opportunities." It is available in the reference department of many libraries or you can purchase a copy online or at your local bookstore.