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USPS seeking over 330 City Carrier Assistant hires

March 21, 2013 

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Grand Rapids — If you, a family member, a neighbor, or a friend, are seeking a job the U.S. Postal Service has news for you.  Go immediately to the USPS Careers site at www.usps.com/employment  and click on Careers you will find job postings for City Carrier Assistant (CCA) positions for the Greater Michigan area (Zip Code prefixes 488-491 and 493-498)

But you must act fast as there is a short window of opportunity. The positions were posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 and close on Sunday March 24, 2013

Applicants must have a valid state driver’s license, a safe driving record, and at least two years of documented driving experience.

ALL applicants must apply online at http://www.usps.com/employment.  Click on search jobs and apply, then insert CCA in the keywords section and Michigan for location.  ALL applicants must apply online by the close of the job posting period — 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday, March 24, 2013.   Paper applications will not be accepted.

Candidates, except for individuals performing active military duty, will need to be present for screening activities, including an interview, in the facility location or vicinity.

The salary for a city carrier assistant is $15 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 city carrier assistant 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.

A written exam is required — Postal Exam 473. Instructions regarding the exam process will be sent via email once the candidate successfully submits an online application. 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.

The Postal Service will communicate with candidates by email concerning applications, so it is very important that applicants are able to receive messages. It is vitally important that applicants add the following email addresses to their email contact list right away to allow correspondence, especially if they use SPAM blocking software, use a Yahoo account, work or military email address:



Limited benefits include raises, paid vacation days and access to health insurance as required by law or after the first 360-day term, whichever comes first.

Applicants must live within 50 mile commuting distance of the specific ZIP code area in order to be eligible for this position because the work is performed in offices within these ZIP code areas, and candidates will need to be present for screening activities, including an interview.

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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A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation — 151 million residences, businesses and Post Office™ Boxes. The Postal Service™ receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. With 32,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, usps.com®, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $65 billion and delivers nearly 40 percent of the world’s mail. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 35th in the 2011 Fortune 500. In 2011, Oxford Strategic Consulting ranked the U.S. Postal Service number one in overall service performance of the posts in the top 20 wealthiest nations in the world. Black Enterprise and Hispanic Business magazines ranked the Postal Service as a leader in workforce diversity. The Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency for six years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.

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