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How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at United States Postal Service? What are the steps along the way?

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A whole year

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Application Process for:
City Carrier Assistant USPS
South Florida District

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1.Submit Application 4-30-2019
Once Application was submitted I received the 477 assessment.( Please be advised all applications require assessments in order to be consider must take an assessment if it’s available. Availability is on first come first serve basis. Once job is posted 1st couple of applicants will automatically receive an assessment.
2. Complete Assessment 5-1-2019 Score “92”
3. Motor Record Vehicle Search (GIS) Consenting Email 5-10-2019
4. GIS Record Search came back 5-13-2019
5. Interview Invite (Group Session) Give you insight on what the job is about and what to expect. Email 5-13-2019
6. Group session 5-16- 2019
7. Interview Invite Email 5-16-19
8. Interview 1 on 1 5-23-19
9. Job Offer 6-6-19
10. Background Check Consent 6-6-19
11. Drug Test Consent 6-6-19
12. Additional Paperwork & Fingerprinting 6-20-19
13. Orientation Email 6-21-19 for 7-8-19
14. First Day of orientation 7-8-2019

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I applied 04/16/2019.
First Group Interview 05/30/2019.
Conditional Offer Extended,Federal Background Check, & Drug test requested 05/31/2019, accepted offer and Completed required forms same day.
Request for additional Drug Test due to original sample being “lost in transit” 06/14/2019, completed same day.
Official Job offer date 06/28/2019.

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Let's start this by taking a deep breath. The process feels like it will take forever and a day. When applying for usps it took about a week after until I was scheduled with an interview. (For a PSE postion, taking the 477 exam with a score of 93%) I was told at the interview I'd likely receive the position. The following day I received multiple emails acknowledging I had been offered the job. So far the process has taken roughly three weeks.
Then the dreaded offer ext processing phase where you literally wait anxiously for a call from HR. This process took an additional two weeks. I would like to mention I called my future Supervisor to make sure everything was going smoothly and he said it is but it takes time. Finally my supervisor called and said he contacted HR and mentioned that I should receive a call for orentation that week and I did same day. Overall the process took around six weeks, which felt like six years.
If you're reading this in the same position I was at any point along the way do not feel discouraged. It takes forever but it is worth the wait

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My first interview 4/10/19
my drug test/ background check 4/25/19

Background check in 5/10/19
first call telling me they sending in my background 6/3/19
my final interview for official hire to do fingerprints and and picture taking 6/14/19.......so it was like a 2 month process for me

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About five weeks.

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About a month.

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I am a vet and scored a 98 on test given! The job closed 5/8, call for interview 5/13, interviewed 5/15, offer letter yesterday, doing drug testing today and was told to look out for orientation date! I guess it depends on the hub or plants need for you!

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In my case, SC Vet 10 point preference.
Submitted for PPO exam on 5/18/2018
Took exam on 5/21/2018 passed 78.98
PPO vacancy open & applied on 2/19/2019
About a week had past from pre-screening to pre-hire list, due to Vet Preference discrepancy.
Vet Preference discrepancy resolved on 4/05/2019 and status changed back to pre-screening...
Still waiting 😩

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It took 3 or 4 months from start to finish.

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