What To Do Now
- Visit the following web site
to locate examination announcements for mail carrier and clerk positions
in your area:
- Review our application guide to
better understand the eCareer application process before going to
the USPS site.
- Visit our
"National Job Listings" page to locate
government and private sector jobs including Postal jobs that don't
- Also, contact regional and local postal
facilities including Customer Service District Sales Offices, General
Mail Facilities, Sectional Center Facilities, Management Sectional
Centers, or Bulk Mail Centers in your area. Don’t forget to talk with
the Post Master at local Post Offices.
- Visit our "Resource"
page for direct links.
- Locate your school transcripts, military records,
awards, and professional licenses. Collect past employment history;
salary, addresses, phone numbers, dates employed, for the application.
Use the forms offered on this site as a
guide to draft your application. The form will show you what data you
have to collect prior to going online to complete your online
Applying For A Job
- When you obtain a
job announcement, each
announcement will advise you of all required application forms and
exams. Apply online for positions and use our
application guide to
better understand the process.
- If no vacancies exist for
your specialty, visit the
listed web sites frequently to check on updated postings. The Postal
Service also advertises in local newspapers and at State Employment
Offices. You can also call or write your local District Office’s Human
Resource to find out when tests may be scheduled for your area. Consider
getting your foot in the door by taking the 473 Battery Test or any
other written exam. Once hired you will have the opportunity to apply
internally for vacancies in other occupations.
- Complete the online
application process and all assessments, including online assessments if
required. You will be given 14 days to complete proctored exams at
local testing facilities in our area. Follow all instructions.
Corporate job vacancy announcements require applicants to complete
write-ups called (KSAs) for required knowledge, Skills and Abilities.
You MUST complete these statements and tailor them to the specialized
experience and duties required for the position.
- Complete all online
applications and assessments and be sure to schedule any required exams
/ assessments timely. You will receive detailed instructions via email
after you initially complete your online application.
Assessment tools are available to
help you identify occupations and jobs that fit your knowledge, skills,
abilities (KSAs), and personality. If you aren't 100% sure of what
occupation is best suited to your education, experience and background
take one of the personal
assessments available on our Federal
Employee's Career Development Center. Simply visit the site, review
the assessment process and download the free assessment forms to get
NOTE: Visit the "Resource"
page for direct links to key sites.
- Your online application will be
processed and results returned to you via email. You will
receive a Notice informing you of your eligibility and scheduled testing
dates and locations. If rated eligible, your name will be placed on the
list of eligible applicants for that position. Selected applicants must:
- Prepare for the
Review chapter Seven for guidance on how to present yourself and prepare
for the interview. Most Postal Jobs’ books completely ignore the
interview phase. If you don’t impress the selecting officials, you may
be passed over for the position.
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