Postal Support Employee: Tractor Trailer Operator- Portland OR
United States Postal Service
Postal Support Employees (PSE) hold temporary appointments for periods not-to-exceed 360 days. Subsequent appointments after a 5 day break in service may be offered but are not guaranteed and should not be expected because the use of PSEs is discretionary and subject to business needs. PSEs can be scheduled any hours and the position is intended to be very flexible, including weekends and holidays as needed. PSEs must be available to work when needed.
CDL REQUIRED: Applicants must have a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL), from the state in which they live, 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:
- A pre-employment drug screen and
- Information from previous employers on the positive alcohol or drug tests and refusals to be tested within the prior twoyears
BENEFIT INFORMATION: Non-career 360-day term with possibility of reappointment. May lead to career position. Benefits include paid time off at the rate of 1 hour for every 20 hours in 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.