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United States Postal Service

Location: New Castle, Virginia
Type: Non-Remote
Posted on: March 31, 2024
This job is no longer available from the source.
United States Postal Service
External Publication for Job Posting 11684005
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.
Virginia District
Job Posting Period
03/31/2024 - 04/04/2024
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
Facility Location
CONTACT INFORMATION: Scott Clarkson | | (540) 864-5253 | POSTMASTER 18 (B)
Position Information
FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt
Occupation Code: 2325-07XX
Non-Scheduled Days: VARIES
RCAs must be available to work on an as needed basis.
DRIVING REQUIRED: Applicants must have a valid state driver’s license, a safe driving record, and at least two years of
unsupervised experience driving passenger cars or larger. The driving must have taken place in the U.S. or its possessions
or territories or in U.S. military installations worldwide.
*A personal vehicle suitable for use is required for this position*
This is a non-career position, which may lead to a career position. RCAs are immediately eligible to enroll in the USPS Health
Benefits Plan with a Postal Service premium contribution. After completing one year without a break in service of more than 5
days, RCAs may also be eligible for: health insurance under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB); dental
and vision insurance through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP); flexible spending
accounts program through FSAFEDS and long term care insurance through the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program
(FLTCIP). May receive Wounded Warrior leave provided eligibility criteria are met.
SALARY RANGE: $20.38 per hour paid bi-weekly
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 at 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 -;;; 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 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.
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
Cases, delivers, and collects mail along a prescribed rural route using a vehicle; provides customers on the route with a
variety of services.
1. Sorts mail in delivery sequence for the assigned route.
2. Receives and signs for accountable mail.
3. Loads mail in vehicle.
4. Delivers mail to customers along a prescribed route and on a regular schedule by a vehicle; collects monies and receipts
for accountable mail; picks up mail from customers' roadside boxes.
5. Sells stamps, stamped paper and money orders; accepts C.O.D., registered, certified, and insured mail and parcel post;
furnishes routine information concerning postal matters and provides requested forms to customer.
6. Returns mail collected, undeliverable mail, and submits monies and receipts to post office.
7. Prepares mail for forwarding and maintains records of change of address information.
8. Prepares a daily trip report and maintains a list of the customers on the route.
9. Conducts special surveys when required.
10. Maintains an inventory of stamps and stamped paper as needed to provide service to customers on the route.
11. Provides for mail security at all times.
Rural Carrier Associates are non-career employees who provide customers along a rural route a variety of services including
delivering and collecting mail and selling stamps, supplies and money orders. Desirable candidates may be required to have
a vehicle suitable for use and live within easy commuting distance of the facility location.
The job is physically demanding. Work is performed indoors and outdoors in all types of weather. Carriers may be required
to load and unload trays and containers of mail and parcels weighing as much as 70 pounds. Work is available usually on
Saturdays, then on an as needed basis to cover the absence of the carrier.
Manager, Customer Services; Supervisor, Customer Services; or Postmaster
The United States Postal Service has the following excellent and challenging employment opportunity for highly motivated
and innovative individuals. Successful candidates must demonstrate through a combination of education, training, and
experience the following requirements:
1. DOCUMENT DATE: March 16, 2019
Cases, delivers and collects mail along a prescribed rural route using a vehicle; provides customers on the route with a
variety of services.
See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given above.
There are no separately evaluated knowledge, skill, or ability requirements for this position.
Applicants must successfully complete the Virtual Entry Assessment – MC (474).
Individuals who qualify and are selected under this standard will be required to complete prescribed training satisfactory to
demonstrate, through testing and/or practical demonstration, possession of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) required for
the job. Failure to demonstrate any KSA is disqualifying. KSAs include Postal Service driving policies, safe driving practices,
and skills associated with specific job duties.
Applicants must be physically able to efficiently perform the duties of this position, which require arduous exertion involving
prolonged standing, walking, bending and reaching, and may involve handling heavy containers of mail weighing up to the
allowable maximum mailing weight.
Rural Carriers are required to provide service to the public. They must maintain a neat and professional appearance and
demeanor in such interactions.
Applicants must have a valid state driver's license and demonstrate and maintain a safe driving record.
Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service's requirement
to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.
Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service's requirement
to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Central Time, of the posting's closing date. Applicants claiming veterans'
preference must attach a copy of member copy 4 (only) of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form
214) or other proof of eligibility if claiming 10-point veterans' preference. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an
equal opportunity employer. The USPS provides reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, interview, and/or
selection process, please make your request to the examiner, selecting official or local manager of Human Resources. This
request can also be made by someone on your behalf. Explain the nature of your limitations and the accommodation
needed. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
The Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2019 (Fair Chance Act) prohibits the Postal Service from inquiring into the
criminal history of applicants before a conditional offer of employment has been made and sets out penalties for individual
employees who violate the law. An applicant who feels their rights under this federal law have been violated has 30 days
from the date of the alleged violation to file a complaint with the Postal Service at Further
information can be found at
SPECIAL NOTE: Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.