The USPS is hiring career clerks off-the-street in hard-to-fill locations – even today. Thirty-one openings are available in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming. The hourly pay rate ranges from $19.13 to $26.08. The list changes daily. Most are only open a few days, which may be to favor applicants with postal relatives. Some have become 204B supervisors almost immediately. After one year, they can transfer to another post office and get a full-time position.
The restriction to live within 50 miles has been dropped. These should be residual vacancies – no PTF, PSE or FTR within 50 miles wanted them. I’m discovering that is not the case, at least in my area. Postmasters are simply not giving their PTFs and PSEs preferencing letters to avoid losing them. No provision was made in the MOU RE: Pecking Order for Newly Created Positions in POStPlan Installations to provide a copy to the Union. As a result, there has been no union oversight of the POStPlan bidding process.
To find career part-time flexible clerk positions nationwide, click on Careers at USPS.com, then “Search Open Jobs.” Enter the Keyword “2320-0003”, which is the occupation code for a “Sales, Services and Distribution Associate.” Leave all the other search fields blank. Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply.