United States Postal Service

City Carrier Assistant (CCA) - Herndon

Herndon, VA
USPS

Job Description

City Carrier Assistant (CCA)

Posted: Thursday, 10/12/2023

Please note that this position requires weekend and holiday work, depending on the needs of the postal service.

Responsibilities:

1. Routes or cases all classes of mail in sequence of delivery along an established route. Rearranges and relabels cases as required.

2. Withdraws mail from the distribution case and prepares it in sequence for efficient delivery independently or by another carrier along an established route. Prepares and separates all classes of mail to be carried by truck to relay boxes along route for subsequent delivery.

3. Handles undeliverable mail in accordance with established procedures.

4. Delivers mail along a prescribed route, on foot or by vehicle, on a regular schedule, picking up additional mail from relay boxes as needed. Collects mail from street letter boxes and accepts letters from mailing from customers; on certain routes may deliver mail that consists exclusively of parcel post, or the collection of mail.

5. Uses portable electronic scanner as instructed.

6. Delivers and collects charges on customs, postage-due, and C.O.D. mail matter. Delivers and obtains receipts for registered and certain insured mail. Signs for such matter, except insured mail, at the post office before beginning route and accounts for it upon return by payments of the amounts collected and delivery of receipts taken.

7. Deposits in the post office mail collected on the route upon returning from the route.

8. Checks, and corrects if necessary, mailing cards from advertisers bearing names and addresses of customers or former customers on the route.

9. Furnishes customers with postal information and provides change of address cards and other postal forms as needed.

10. Reports to supervisor all unusual incidents or conditions relating to mail delivery, including condition of street letter boxes and centralized delivery equipment.

11. Becomes proficient, when assigned to a route, in the casing of mail on other routes as assigned.

12. Works professionally with other employees in the office.

13. May as a CCA, perform clerical duties and be required to pass examinations on scheme of city primary distribution.

14. In addition, may perform any of the following duties: check hotels and other establishments to ensure that mail for residents undeliverable as addressed is not improperly held; deliver stamps or other paper supplies to contract or classified stations and other designated delivery points; serves at carriers' delivery window; receive and register where practical, all letters and packages of first-class matter properly offered for registration; case mail and make deliveries on other routes as assigned.

1. REQUIREMENTS:

EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must successfully complete the Virtual Entry Assessment – MC (474).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be physically able to efficiently perform the duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

CCA duties require arduous exertion involving prolonged standing, walking, bending and reaching, and may involve handling heavy containers of mail weighing up to the allowable maximum mailing weight.

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS

CCAs must work their assigned tour and days of work. CCAs must follow Postal Service policies and procedures for personal conduct at work, including adhering to rules and regulations.

CCAs are required to provide service to the public. They must maintain a neat and professional appearance and demeanor in such interactions, including wearing an approved uniform.

Applicants must have a valid state driver's license, and demonstrate and maintain a safe driving record.

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.

Note: Previous experience as a courier or in a warehouse environment is preferred but not required. Training will be provided.

Job Type: Contract

Pay: $19.33 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Work Location: In person

Benefits
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

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