(January 30, 2015) INDIANAPOLIS, IN – If you, a family member, a neighbor, or a friend, are seeking a job the U.S. Postal Service has news for you. Go immediately to the USPS Careers site (bottom of page) at www.usps.com, click on Indiana and you will see there are a number of positions open in several ZIP Codes in the Greater Indiana District.
The two categories most required are City Carrier Assistant and Rural Carrier Associate. Because the positions posted change frequently, the Postal Service recommends that those seeking work check each day for jobs posted.
The salary for a city carrier assistant (CCA) is $15.68 an hour. The employee will be required to work Saturdays and weekdays as needed. May include Sundays and holidays. He/she must be available to work assigned tours, scheduled days and must be available to work on short notice.
A CCA delivers and collects mail on foot or by vehicle under varying road and weather conditions in a prescribed area; maintains professional and effective public relations with customers and others, requiring a general familiarity with postal laws, regulations, products and geography of the area.
The salary for a rural carrier associate (RCA) is $16.65 an hour. A RCA cases, delivers, and collects mail along a prescribed rural route using either a vehicle provided by the Postal Service or the employee’s own vehicle, for which he/she will be compensated. The employee provides customers on the route with a variety of services.
Applicants must have a valid state driver’s license, a safe driving record, and at least two years of documented driving experience.
ALL applicants must apply online at http://www.usps.com/employment by the close of a job posting period – 11:59 p.m. on the date in question. Paper applications will not be accepted.
Candidates, except for individuals performing active military duty, will need to be present for screening activities, including an interview, in the facility location or vicinity.
A written exam is required – Postal Exam 473. Instructions regarding the exam process will be sent via email once the candidate successfully submits an online application. Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the Postal Service’s requirement to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U. S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident alien, or a citizen of a territory owing allegiance to the United States.
The Postal Service will communicate with candidates by email concerning applications, so it is very important that applicants are able to receive messages. It is vitally important that applicants add the following email addresses to their email contact list right away to allow correspondence, especially if they use SPAM blocking software, use a Yahoo account, work or military email address:
Limited benefits include raises, paid vacation days and access to health insurance as required by law or after the first 360-day term, whichever comes first.
Note: Veterans who are entitled to veterans’ preference and/or covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act may apply for any posted position.