The United States Postal Service (USPS) is the second largest employer of the country and offers different career paths. If you are interested in a postal service job, you have a number of options to choose from. Some of them are:

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Delivery and operations
  • Administration

Part One

Here is how you can apply for a US postal job:

Choose a Path

You must complete all the basic requirements. They are:

  • Employees should be at least 16 years old with a high school diploma
  • Should be a permanent resident or citizen of the country
  • Should clear the drug screening, and criminal background check
  • Should have a good driving record
  • Candidates with a good work history are preferred

Choose the Position

You need to know which position you want to work at, whether you want to be in the corporate sector or in the operations sector.

Jobs in the corporate sector include:

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Logistics
  • Human resources
  • Finance
  • Business
  • Accounting

Delivery and operations postal jobs include:

  • Tractor trailer operator
  • Postal carrier
  • Mail handler assistant
  • Engineer
  • Custodian
  • Automotive mechanic and technician

Look for Vacancies

Look for vacancies in the USPS and make sure that you use the right keywords if you are looking for a specific job. If you want to have a look at the job description, you should head to the American Postal Workers’ Union’s website.  

Part Two

Make Your Account

You should fill out the application and should create your own account. Once you create the account, update the profile and fill it with relevant information.   

Take the Exam

You need to pass the postal exam and if you clear it, you will be offered a position. Most of the employees take the 473 test that takes almost 120 minutes to complete.  

Apply For a Position

Make sure that you choose a position according to your education, skills, and experience and send your CV with the application.

Go Through the Hiring Process

After you will clear the exam, you will be invited for a group and a personal interview. If you clear the interviews, you will be called for a background check and medical screening.

Applying For Different Programs

There are a number of specialized programs that you can apply to. They are:

  • USPS summer program which is for 10 weeks
  • Special USPS Employment Programs for Veterans
  • Apply for the Management Foundations Program, which is for 18 months 

These tips will surely help you in getting a postal service job.