How to apply

Here’s what you need to know and how to get started.

Searching for USPS jobs

There are many ways to search within the eCareers system (our application system). Please read below to learn the best way to find the job you are looking for.

For the best experience, use a desktop or laptop computer rather than a mobile device. Use a supported browser; Internet Explorer IE 7-11, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome and/or Safari.

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eCareers job search functionality

The search function allows you to enter detailed search criteria and produces refined results. Use this to search for open positions.

  • Enter at least one keyword to narrow your search, for example “HR” or “Human Resources”.
  • If you know the job title you wish to search, enter the job title.
  • If you are searching for one of our seasonal positions, include the keywords “Casual” or “Holiday”.
  • If you are looking for a city, enter it here (rather than the Location field).

To get you started, USPS Careers are organized into the following categories. Use any of these keywords to filter your search:

  • Administrative
  • Auto Mechanic
  • Carrier
  • Clerk
  • Finance/Accounting/Supply Management
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Mail Handler
  • Maintenance
  • Management
  • Marketing/Sales
  • Motor Vehicle/Tractor Trailer Operator
  • Rural Carrier
  • Seasonal
  • Technical/Information Technology
  • Select a state name of interest (city names are not an option here, if you would like to search a city use the Keyword field).
  • To select multiple locations, hold down the CTRL or CMD button.
  • This option will narrow the results extremely (for the broadest selection, do not use this option and instead use the Keyword or Location fields).
  • Don’t select too many criteria at once. Use multiple searches to find a variety of options.
  • Searches are not case sensitive.
  • Search in full text, do not use quote (“or”) and do not use the words ‘and’, ‘or’, ‘not’.
  • If you have created your Candidate profile, save your search query to run that search again later.
  • Use the “Reset” button before every search. If you do not reset, criteria from a prior search may affect the outcome of your search.
  • You may find that there are many job positions listed with the same location, title, salary and requirements. Carefully review each posting for unique information and you are free to apply to as many positions as you wish.
  • You may save job postings to your Favorites to find them quickly (once you have created a Candidate profile). Saving does not extend the application deadline though, so be sure to apply by the closing date and time.

Once you have found the perfect job for you, it is time to create a profile and apply.

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