Depends on the position for which you are applying. Rural Carrier Associates (RCAs) are currently invited to apply to the office location of their choice and cannot be made to work other offices. Clerks can be made to travel up to 50 miles to work at other offices in need of help. I believe Supervisors and Postmasters can also be required, maybe asked, to travel to other offices to fill in.
They do not select you off of your location.
They try to keep you within 30 minutes of your home location.
No they select you by your test scores and ability to get the job done
Yes with the postal service you will be asked to travel.
This is a common issue. If you don't live within a reasonable distance to the office you are applying to you will not get hired. Generally they want people that live close to the office. The reason for this is simple. Say someone calls out sick and you are the backup for that person, the post master will call you at 7am and you will need to be able to get there by 8:30am no later.
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