MAIL HANDLER ASSISTANT | $14.37/an hour | Dallas

MAIL HANDLER ASSISTANT
United States Postal ServiceDallas, TX
$14.37 an hour
United States Postal Service External Publication for Job Posting 89829239

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.

Branch

Dallas District

Job Posting Period

08/20/2015 – 08/25/2015

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

MAIL HANDLER ASSISTANT

Facility Location DALLAS NDC 2400 TOM LANDRY HWY DALLAS, TX 75398-9998

CONTACT INFORMATION: aurora.martinez@usps.gov

Position Information TITLE: MAIL HANDLER ASSISTANT FLSA DESIGNATION: Non-Exempt OCCUPATION CODE: 2315-0085 NON-SCHEDULED DAYS: VARIES HOURS: VARIES

MHAs 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 MHAs is discretionary and subject to business needs. MHAs can be scheduled any hours. The position is intended to be very flexible, including weekends and holidays as needed. MHAs must be available to work when needed.

SALARY RANGE: $14.37 per hour paid bi-weekly FINANCE NUMBER: 482269 BENEFIT INFORMATION: This is a non-career position, which may lead to a career position depending on organizational needs. Limited benefits include paid time off at the rate of 1 hour for every 20 paid hours, and contractual pay raises. Upon hire, MHAs are immediately eligible to enroll in the USPS Non-Career Employee Health Benefits Plan with a Postal Service premium contribution. After one year of service, MHAs may also be eligible for health insurance under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, dental and vision insurance through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program, and long term care insurance through the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program.

Persons Eligible to Apply Veterans who are entitled to veterans preference and/or covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act may apply for

any posted position.

All applicants must apply on line at www.usps.com/employment. Paper or Emailed Applications for Employment will not be accepted in person or by email. You must have a valid email address to apply for this position. Communication regarding employment opportunities, examinations, interviews and background checks will be conveyed by email.

NOTE: We will communicate with you by email concerning your application, so it is very important that you are able to receive our messages. Please add the following email domain addresses to your contact list right away to allow correspondence, especially if you use SPAM blocking software, use a yahoo or gmail account, or use a work or military email address! @usps.gov @psionline.com @geninfo.com

EXAM REQUIRED: If you are invited to take this test, instructions regarding the exam process will be sent via email once you successfully submit your online application. Please ensure you can receive messages from our test vendor and follow instructions carefully so you can be considered for this employment opportunity!

NOTICE TO CURRENT NON-CAREER POSTAL SERVICE EMPLOYEES – Current non-career Postal Service employees who wish to apply for this vacancy must go to usps.com/employment and use your existing eCareer Profile to apply. Do not log into LiteBlue; if you logged into LiteBlue, log out and close your browser before going to usps.com/employment.

Functional Purpose Loads, unloads, and moves bulk mail and performs other duties incidental to the movement and processing of mail.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Unloads mail from trucks. Separates all mail received from trucks and conveyors for dispatch to other conveying units and separates and delivers mail for delivery to distribution areas. 2. Places empty sacks or pouches on racks, labels them where prearranged or where racks are plainly marked, dumps mail from sacks, cuts ties, faces letter mail, carries mail to distributors for processing, places processed mail into sacks, removes filled sacks and pouches from racks and closes and locks sacks and pouches. Picks up sacks, pouches, and outside pieces, separates outgoing bulk mails for dispatch and loads mail onto trucks. 3. Handles and sacks empty equipment; inspects empty equipment for mail and restrings sacks. 4. Cancels stamps on parcel post, operates cancelling machines, and carries mail from cancelling machine to distribution area.

5. Assists in supply and slip rooms and operates copy machine and related office equipment. 6. In addition, may perform any of the following duties: make occasional simple distribution of parcel post mail that requires no scheme knowledge; operate electric fork lifts; rewrap damaged parcels; weigh incoming sacks; clean and sweep work areas, offices rest rooms, and trucks where work is not performed by a regular cleaner. 7. Operates equipment and machinery assigned to the jurisdiction of the Mail Handler Union. 8. Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION

Supervisor, Distribution Operations, or other designated supervisor.

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:

Requirements 1. FUNCTION

Loads, unloads, and moves bulk mail, and performs other duties incidental to the movement and processing of mail.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given above.

EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must successfully complete Postal Service Test 473, which includes the following measures of job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities:

A. Address Checking B. Forms Completion C. Coding & Memory D. Personal Characteristics and Experience Inventory

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Duties require arduous exertion involving lifting, carrying, prolonged standing, walking, pushing, bending and reaching, and may involve the handling of heavy containers of mail and parcels weighing up to 70 pounds.

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS

Mail Handlers must work in an industrial plant environment for their assigned tour and days of work. Mail Handlers must follow Postal Service policies and procedures for personal conduct at work, including adhering to rules and regulations.

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

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.

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