Employment Requirements

We are a large, labor-intensive organization that recognizes employees as our most important asset. Our employees largely determine our success.

In addition to passing entrance examinations, applicants for the RCA position must meet the following eligibility requirements:*

  • Age at appointment: 18 years of age or 16 years of age with a high school diploma.
  • Citizenship: U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident alien.
  • Language: Basic competency in English.
  • Selective Service: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must be registered with the Selective Service System.
  • Military service: Veterans must treat military service as prior employment and submit copy 4 of form DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.
  • Drug screening: Applicants must undergo a urinalysis drug screening to ensure that they are drug-free.
  • Medical assessment: After receiving a job offer, applicants must consent to a medical assessment to determine their ability to perform in the position.
  • Driving record: A safe driving record is required.
  • Employment history: Applicant must provide the names of all employers (including current employers) for the 10-year period immediately preceding the date of application.
  • Criminal conviction history: A criminal conviction record check is conducted on all applicants for Postal Service employment.

*Interested applicants should gather required documentation in advance. This may include notice of registration with Selective Service, military discharge records, and employment eligibility documents.

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