Lenin Pina
Community Specialist
Posted May 6, 2020

Hiring now: USPS, many full-time and part-time positions

USPS is hiring for lots of full-time and part-time roles. Here's what you need to know about the openings, pay, and how to land the job.
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Hiring now: USPS, many full-time and part-time positions
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USPS has immediate hire temporary, part-time and full-time job opportunities throughout most US locations.

Positions include:

  • Postal Service Employee
  • Mail Handler Assistant
  • City Carrier Assistant
  • Rural Carrier Associate
  • Assistant Rural Carrier Associate

Hourly wages for USPS range from $16 to $18 starting out!

Applicants must have a valid state driver’s license, a safe driving record, and at least 2 years of documented driving experience.

With the exception of an Assistant Rural Carrier position, applicants must complete an exam as part of the job application.

USPS Application Most Common FAQ’s:

Where can I find vacancy announcements?

Vacancy announcements are found in 2 ways within the online application system: If you have created a Candidate Profile, log into the system; select "Job Opportunities" and then select "Job Search". Enter search criteria to find a job that fits your interests. If you have not created a Candidate Profile, simply click on "Search for Jobs Online."

How does the recruiting and application process work at USPS?

If you have found a career opportunity that interests you at USPS, we encourage you to apply. Applications are accepted via the online application system. Once your application is received, it will be carefully reviewed by the appropriate parties.

It is important to review all training information on this site before creating your candidate profile and applying for jobs.

When will I be contacted about the job?

Due to the different steps in the application and selection process for various jobs, it is difficult to give you an exact period of time. You may be contacted immediately about scheduling an assessment, or there may be questions about your application after you submit it.

Applicants are advised to monitor their email closely for communications from USPS regarding the application process.

Can I just attach my résumé and not complete the tabs on the application?

No. Please include the information from your résumé in the corresponding sections provided in the Candidate Profile. Some of the information in the application or Candidate Profile is required. You cannot submit your application without completing required fields.

In addition, we cannot guarantee that reviewers will view attached documents that are not specifically requested in the posting. Therefore, additional pages should not be attached unless specifically requested.

One of the questions in the Application asks if I have ever been convicted of a crime. If I answer yes, will I be disqualified?

In fairness to applicants and in consideration of the Postal Service's obligations to the public and the workforce, the Postal Service individually evaluates the employability of each candidate with a criminal conviction or pending criminal charge.

The Postal Service recognizes that many persons with criminal records have demonstrated successful rehabilitation and are capable of performing the duties of postal jobs. These applicants are entitled to compete for jobs on individual merits. It is Postal Service policy to evaluate the employability of each applicant with a criminal conviction record individually. Click -> here <- to review more common application questions and answers.

Employment Requirements Include:

  • 18 years old at the time of appointment or 16 years old with a high school diploma
  • United States citizen, permanent resident, or citizen of American Samoa or other U.S. territory
  • Recent employment history
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check, drug screening, and medical assessment
  • Residency requirement for background checks
  • Safe driving record (if applicable to the position)
  • Must be registered with Selective Service if applicable
  • Residency requirement for background checks

Start your USPS job search Today!

Go to https://about.usps.com/careers and use the job search tools to explore all the hiring opportunities in your area. Submit your completed online application and assessment as soon as possible for immediate employment consideration.

Do you have questions about the online application process?

We have a full staff of talented Jobcase Community Specialists who are ready to help you navigate through your new job search journey! Just click on the Comment icon below and submit your application questions for our immediate review and response. Thank you.

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Aleeta Ballard

I've tried this. Thank you

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Vikki Hunter

I was told that you had to pay for the study material to take the test to become a USPS worker is that true?

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TONI WILLIAMS

DO PUT MY APPLICATION IN KNOW CAUSE I JUST WANT TO WORK THRUE THE SUMMER MONTHS THAT'S IT

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Erik Sprague

Curious why I had to pay $49.99 to receive a hiring packet to study for the exam. I didn't have to, but when I called the hiring line to speak with a representative regarding employment, I was told that the USPS postal services required every applicant to take and pass an exam that had to have an 85% passing score and that they strongly advised each applicant to purchase the study packet for the exam and to study it and when confident that they could and would pass the exam, to call a specific # and inform so n so that they were ready to take the exam.

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Erik Sprague

Leeta Ballard- what do you mean you "tried this"? You worked for the postal services or tried applying? If you actually did work with USPS, why do you no longer? Can you be more informative if you are going to comment, please? most of us are serious and really need to find work, so a vague comment amongst mostly serious and important questions and comments, just muddle-up our progress. Thank you.

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Thai Nguyen

Thanks I would like get a job to work at UPS

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Laura Marin

I have applied for quite a bit and nothing, took exams and passed and nothing happens.

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Lisa Boosinger

I can not find openings in my area?? ALREADY PASSED EXAMS

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Keith C

Hello my name is Keith my question is would hire someone that is a hardworking even if had a felony on there record

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Donna Hedrick

I bought the study test. Took the real test after studying for two weeks. Scored a 93. Applied for rural carrier. After a week, they sent a request for me to e-sign a form for a background check. I did. I have a clean record, never had a driving accident or ticket. It’s been a week. Is there anything I should do to let them know I’m still interested?

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