USPS - Pasco, WA

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Seattle District

Job Posting Period
02/17/2012 - 02/24/2012

Job Title

Facility Location PASCO Processing & Distribution Facility 3500 W COURT ST PASCO, WA 99301-9998

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Position Information TITLE: PSE MAIL PROCESSING CLERK WORK SCHEDULE: Varies DAYS OFF: Varies AVERAGE HOURS PER WEEK: 20 - 35+ (All hours dependent on mail volume) SALARY: $14.60 PER HOUR POSITION TYPE # TEMPORARY NON-CAREER POSITION BENEFIT INFORMATION: Potential for limited benefits include paid vacation days and access to health insurance after the first 360-day term.

Positions could be located in a customer service station or a mail processing facility.

Must be available to report to work on short notice, work nights, weekends & PSEs who will be assigned to serve the public at a public window will be required to pass window clerk training.

Performs mail handling, mail processing, mail delivery, mail collection, mail transportation, and custodial functions, or a combination of such duties on a supplemental basis. A PSE position is a TEMPORARY, NON-CAREER POSITION, with limited benefits after the first 360-day term. The work schedule varies and there is no guaranteed amount of work hours per week. May be required to handle heavy sacks of mail or parcels weighing as much as 70 pounds. The work involves continuous standing, stretching, and reaching; loads and unloads containers of mail, and may push rolling containers weighing up to 1,500 pounds.

***Current non-career employees who wish to apply must create a new external email account, a new external candidate profile, apply for the PSE positions, and follow instructions for testing. *** SALARY RANGE: 14.60 per hour FINANCE NUMBER: 546526 BENEFIT INFORMATION: THIS IS A NON-CAREER POSITION. THERE ARE LIMITED BENEFITS AFTER THE FIRST 360 DAY TERM.

Persons Eligible to Apply - Applicants must be 18 at the time of hire (or age 16 with a high school diploma). - Applicants must be a US citizen or have permanent alien status. - Male applicants born after 12/31/1959 must be in compliance with the Selective Service System. - Military veterans must provide a copy (Member 4 Copy) of their DD214.
Applicants must live within 50 miles of the facility address in order to be eligible for this position. Work is performed in the Facility Location / surrounding areas. 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.

Functional Purpose Performs a variety of clerk duties required to process mail using automated mail processing equipment or manual methods of sortation and distribution.


1. Makes one or more sortations of outgoing and/or incoming mail using the appropriate sort program or manual distribution scheme. 2. On a rotation basis, performs all of the following duties: loads mail onto automated equipment, culling out non-processable items; enters sort plan and starts equipment; monitors flow of mail to ensure continuous feed; sweeps separated mail from bins stackers; and stops equipment when distribution run or operation is completed. Runs machine reports, clears jams and contacts maintenance for assistance when required. 3. Prepares work area, ensuring all necessary support equipment and materials, including labels, trays, and other containers, are in place. 4. Removes sorted mail from bins or separations and places into appropriate trays or containers for further processing or dispatch based on knowledge of operating plans and dispatch schedules, or at the instruction of supervisors or expediters; may riffle or verify mail to ensure sortation accuracy as needed. 5. In addition, may perform any of the following duties: provide service at public window for non-financial transactions; maintain records of mails; examine balances in advance deposit accounts; and record and bill mail requiring special service. 6. Follows established safe work methods, procedures and safety precautions while performing all duties. 7. Performs other duties as assigned.


Supervisor of unit to which assigned. The United States Postal Service has the following excellent and challenging employment opportunity for highly motivated and innovative individuals. Successful candidates must demonstrate through a combination of education, training, and

experience the following requirements:
Requirements - Applicants must pass an online assessment and will then receive information on scheduling a written exam at a contract location.

  • Applicants will have 14 days from the date they initiate the online assessment to also schedule and complete the written exam that is given at a contract location.
Postal Support Employees (PSEs) hold temporary appointments for periods not-to-exceed 360 days. Subsequent appointments after a 5-day break in service are not guaranteed and should not be expected because the use of PSEs is discretionary and subject to business needs.

Duties are physically demanding and include moderate to heavy lifting, carrying, prolonged standing, walking and reaching. Process incoming and outgoing mail in both plant and post office facilities using different methods of sortation and distribution. They may be required to handle heavy sacks of letter mail or parcels weighing as much as 70 pounds. The work involves continuous standing, stretching, and reaching. Loads and unloads containers of mail. You may transport mail and empty equipment throughout a postal facility. They also open and empty sacks of mail; repeatedly lift and carry parcels and sacks weighing up to 70 pounds and push rolling containers weighing up to 1,500 pounds.

Limited benefits include raises, paid vacation days and access to health insurance after the first 360-day term.

Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service's requirement to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Central Time, of the posting's closing date. Applicants claiming veterans' preference must attach a copy of member copy 4 (only) of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214) or other proof of eligibility if claiming 10-point veterans' preference. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an equal opportunity employer. The USPS provides reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, interview, and/or selection process, please make your request to the examiner, selecting official or local manager of Human Resources. This request can also be made by someone on your behalf. Explain the nature of your limitations and the accommodation needed. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
SPECIAL NOTE: Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.

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