The Postal Service is Hiring

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Rural Carrier Associate, Assistant Rural Carrier, City Carrier Assistant

The U.S. Postal Service is seeking a few good men and women to join our ranks. If you, a family member, a neighbor, or a friend, are seeking a job, the Postal Service has news for you. Go to www.usps.com/careers, click on Indiana and you will see there are a number of positions open in several ZIP Codes in the Greater Indiana District:

The categories most required are letter carriers: Rural Carrier Associate, Assistant Rural Carrier and City Carrier Assistant. Because the positions posted change frequently, the Postal Service recommends that those seeking work, check each day for jobs posted.

The salary for a Rural Carrier Associate (RCA) is $18.19 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.

The salary for an Assistant Rural Carrier (ARC) is $18.19 per hour. An ARC delivers packages on Sundays and observed federal holidays. In addition, they may case, deliver, collect mail and packages along a prescribed rural route and provide customers with a variety of services on Saturdays.

The salary for a City Carrier Assistant (CCA) is $17.29 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.

Applicants must have a valid state driver’s license, a safe driving record, and at least two years of documented driving experience. With the exception of an Assistant Rural Carrier position (ARC), a written exam is required for both the City Carrier Assistant (CCA) and Rural Carrier Associate (RCA) positions. 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.

Limited benefits may include raises, paid vacation days and access to health insurance.

ALL applicants must apply online at www.usps.com/careers by the close of a job posting period — 11:59 p.m. on the date in question. Paper applications will not be accepted.

The Postal Service will communicate with candidates by email concerning applications, so it is very important that applicants are able to receive messages.

Note: Veterans who are entitled to veterans’ preference and/or covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act may apply for any posted position.

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