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TRACTOR TRAILER OPERATOR | Saint Louis Missouri

United States Postal Service

External Publication for Job Posting 10356039

If this job requires qualification on an examination, the number of applicants who will be invited to take or retake the examination may be limited.

This job has an exam requirement. Currently, applicants for this posting who do not yet have an exam score are being invited to take the exam. Examining will continue until capacity has been reached.

JOB TITLE: TRACTOR TRAILER OPERATOR

Facility Location:
SAINT LOUIS
1720 MARKET ST RM 3025
SAINT LOUIS, MO 63155-9997

CONTACT INFORMATION: KEVIN JOHNS - KEVIN.M.JOHNS@USPS.GOV /  (314) 436-3641

Position Information Title: TRACTOR TRAILER OPERATOR

FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt
Occupation Code: 5703-0004
Non-Scheduled Days: VARIES
Hours: VARIES

CDL REQUIRED: Applicants must have a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) from the state in which they live. If applicants have an intrastate CDL, they must self-certify to their state that they operate or expect to operate in excepted interstate commerce, as required by 49 CFR part 383.71(b)(1)(ii). Each state has its own procedure for completing the self-certification process, so applicants should seek assistance from their Department of Motor Vehicles or their state’s equivalent, if they are unaware of how to do so.

Applicants must have 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:

  • A pre-employment drug screen and
  • Information from previous employers on the positive alcohol or drug tests and refusal to be tested within the prior two years

***TTO positions require a Class A Commercial Drivers’ License**

SALARY RANGE: $22.26 - $29.77 per hour paid bi-weekly
FINANCE NUMBER: 287142

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.

Persons Eligible to Apply: All U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent resident aliens, citizens of American Samoa or other territory owing permanent allegiance to the United States. Applicants entitled to veterans’ preference and/or covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act may apply for any posted position.

Applicants must apply online to be considered for this employment opportunity. You must have a valid email address to apply as communication regarding employment opportunities, examinations (when applicable), and background checks will be sent by email. Please add the following email domain addresses to your contact list to allow all correspondence to be received - @usps.gov; @jobtryout.net; @psionline.com; @geninfo.com; @uspis.gov.

EXAM: If an exam is required and you are invited to take the test, instructions regarding the exam process will be sent to you via email. Please ensure you can receive email messages from our test vendor and follow instructions carefully so you can be considered for this employment opportunity.

SCREENINGS: You may receive multiple requests for background checks in regard to this employment opportunity. Respond to all requests quickly as we anticipate filling our vacancies quickly and non-responses may result in disqualification for this opportunity.

Background Check: The Inspection Service criminal background check is conducted using United States information resources only (e.g., FBI fingerprint check, state and county checks). A criminal background check involves a 5-year inquiry for any location where the individual has resided, worked or gone to school within the United States or its territories. As a result of this limitation, the criminal background checks of individuals who have not resided in the United States or its territories for the preceding 5-years may not be considered complete.

The Inspection Service may be able to process inquiries for U.S. Citizens only, but only if their time spent out of the country was spent as: a trailing spouse or dependent of someone working for the U.S. government (military or civilian), a missionary, a student attending school in a foreign country, a Peace Corps participant, or as an employee of a U.S.-based employer/company. If the Inspection Service is unable to perform a complete background check because of residency outside the United States, such individuals will be ineligible for Postal employment.

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.

SUPERVISION: Supervisor, Transportation Operations, or other designated supervisor.

SPECIAL NOTE: Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.

Job Overview:

  • Location
  • St. Louis MO
  • Driver Types
  • Company Driver
  • Trailer Types
  • Dry Van
  • Pay Info
  • $22.26 - $29.77 per hour paid bi-weekly
  • Hiring States
  • MO

Carrier Overview:

  • Carrier
  • United States Postal Service
  • Address
  • 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC, 20260