CDL REQUIRED: Applicants must have a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL), from the state in which they live, a safe driving record, and at least two years of unsupervised experience driving passenger cars or larger vehicles and one year of full time unsupervised experience (or equivalent) driving a 7-ton or larger truck, tractor-trailer, or a 16-passenger or larger bus. The driving must have taken place in the U.S. or its possessions or territories or in U.S. military installations worldwide.
Further, applicants must inform the Postal Service of all previous employment as the driver of a commercial vehicle for the past 10 years and complete a Driving Notification and Compliance Certificate. Applicants must be drug-free, which requires o A pre-employment drug screen and o Information from previous employers on the positive alcohol or drug tests and refusals to be tested within the prior two years. Functional Purpose Regularly operates a heavy duty tractor-trailer either in over-the-road service, city shuttle service, or trailer spotting operations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Operates a tractor-trailer in conformity with time schedules and in accordance with instructions regarding the route assigned; or operates a tractor-trailer in unscheduled service directed move by move by telephone, two-way radio or through designated supervisors. 2. Picks up and delivers bulk quantities of mail at postal installations, mailing concerns, railroad mail facilities and airports. 3. Ascertains the condition of the tractor-trailer prior to leaving and in returning to garage; reports all accidents , mechanical defects noted, and mechanical failures in the course of the trip. 4. Makes decisions respecting changes in route in emergency; makes emergency decisions respecting loading mail or leaving it for later trip. 5. In addition, may prepare daily trip reports; make minor repairs or adjustments to vehicle in emergencies; load and unload mail; perform other duties as assigned by a supervisor.
PSE's can be scheduled any hours and the position is intended to be very flexible, including weekends and holidays as needed. PSE's must be available to work when needed. Non-Career 360-day term with possibility of reappointment. May lead to career position.
Benefits include paid time off at the rate of 1 hours for every 20 hours in a pay status, holiday pay for 6 holidays, and pay raises per APWU National Agreement. Immediately eligible for the USPS Health Benefits Plan with a Postal premium contribution. Upon a conditional reappointment to a second 360-day term after a break in service of no more than 5 days, eligible for health insurance under FEHB with Postal premium contributions towards the APWU CDHP; dental and vision insurance through FEDVIP; flexible spending accounts through FSAFEDS and long term care insurance through FLTCIP. May receive Wounded Warrior leave provided eligibility criteria are met