Beginning Friday, April 6, 2012, the Greater South Carolina District will post a total of eleven positions for ten days on usps.com/careers in Columbia and Charleston for Garagemen PSE-5 $13.74 per hour (5 in Columbia, 2 in Charleston) and Tractor Trailer Operators, PSE-8, $15.85 per hour (2 in Columbia, 2 in Charleston).
Garageman: Applicants must pass a written test (Exam 943). Must also: be available to work on an as-needed basis; have a valid state drivers license, have a minimum of two years driving experience with a good driving record and must meet personal and medical suitability. This is a non-career position with limited benefits, including earning up to 4 hours of annual leave per pay period. If reappointed after the first 360-day term, benefits will include access to health insurance.
Tractor Trailer Operator: Applicants must pass a written exam (Exam 240). Must also: be able to work on an as-needed basis; have a valid SC state drivers license, have a CDL & DOT Medical Card; have a minimum of two years driving experience with a good driving record; meet personal and medical suitability.
How to Apply: To be eligible for employment, you must be a US citizen or a lawful permanent resident alien. Hiring is normally from a pool of applicants who apply for vacancies announced on our website, usps.com/employment. You start by creating a Candidate Profile, and then use your Profile to apply for any open vacancy, 24 hours a day.
If you apply for a position that has an entrance examination requirement, you will receive instructions by email including access to a free test guide. Your exam result is valid for years and will be saved to your Profile so you can apply for other vacancies that have the same requirement without having to retake the test.
Applicants may claim veterans’ preference when completing the Candidate Profile and receive priority in selection decisions in accordance with the Veterans’ Preference Act if eligible.
PSE Career Opportunities: When the Postal Service determines in accordance with contractual provisions that it has needs to fill vacancies with new career employees, available and qualified PSE employees will be converted to fill such vacancies on a seniority basis.
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