National Application Center :: career details :: Postal Service Mail Carriers
Career Details :: Postal Service Mail Carriers
Sort mail for delivery. Deliver mail on established route by vehicle or on foot.
No previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a general office clerk even if he/she has never worked in an office before.
These occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some may require a formal training course to obtain a license.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
- Inserts mail into slots of mail rack to sort mail for delivery.
- Delivers mail to residences and business establishments along route.
- Completes delivery forms, collects charges, and obtains signature on receipts for delivery of specified types of mail.
- Picks up outgoing mail.
- Drives vehicle over established route.
- Enters changes of address in route book and re-addresses mail to be forwarded.
- Sells stamps and issues money orders.
- Automatic Teller Machine Servicers
- Cargo and Freight Agents
- Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service
- Meter Readers, Utilities
- Parking Enforcement Workers
- Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers
General Work Activities
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Operating Vehicles or Equipment
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Evaluating Information Against Standards
Frequent Work Context
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Special Uniform
- Provide a Service to Others
- Walking or Running