FUNCTIONAL PURPOSE: Operates a mail truck on a regularly scheduled route to pick up and transport mail in bulk.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Picks up and delivers bulk quantities of mail at stations, branch office, and terminal points; as required, picks up mail from collection boxes and deposits mail in relay boxes.
2. Operates truck in conformance with time schedules and rules of safety, and in accordance with instructions regarding the route assigned.
3. Determines condition of the truck prior to leaving and upon returning to the garage; reports all accidents, mechanical defects and mechanical failures while on route.
4. Performs other duties as assigned, such as, driving a tractor and semitrailer on occasion, unloading bagged mail and packages at post offices and picking up mail for delivery to a central point; preparing daily trip reports showing work performed; and making minor mechanical repairs to truck in emergencies while on route.
REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have two-years of general driving experience with at least one-year full time, or equivalent, of driving 7-ton trucks or buses of 16 passengers or over. Note: The required amount of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification. The applicants' record of experience and training must show the ability to perform the duties of the position.
EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants for these positions must complete an Assessment Questionnaire.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of the position.
ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS: At the time of appointment, applicants must have a valid commercial driver's license from the state in which they live with air brakes certification for the types of vehicles used on the job; applicants must also demonstrate and maintain a safe driving record. Applicants selected under this qualification standard must successfully complete the required Vehicle Familiarization and Safe Operation training, including demonstration of the ability to safely drive a vehicle of the type used on the job. Further job duties & requirements available at usps.com/careers
BENEFIT INFORMATION: This is a career position which offers excellent benefits. Newly hired employees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Upon hire, employees are eligible to contribute into the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) which is similar to 401(k) plans. We also offer the option to enroll into the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program as well as the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI). Dental, Vision and Long-Term Care Insurance Programs as well as Flexible Spending Accounts to cover eligible out-of-pocket health care and dependent care (day care) expenses are also available, as well as accrued vacation and sick leave.
All U.S. Citizens, permanent resident aliens, citizens of American Samoa or any other territory owing allegiance to the United States. Applicants must be available for screening activities, including an interview. Applicants entitled to veterans’ preference and/or covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act may apply for any posted position.
NOTICE SCREENINGS REQUESTED: You may receive multiple requests for background checks in regards to this employment opportunity. Respond to all requests quickly as we anticipate filling our vacancies quickly and nonresponses may result in disqualification for this opportunity. Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service's requirement to be drug free.