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Cases, delivers, and collects mail along a prescribed rural route using a vehicle; provides customers on the route with a variety of services.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Sorts mail in delivery sequence for the assigned route.

2. Receives and signs for accountable mail.

3. Loads mail in vehicle.

4. Delivers mail to customers along a prescribed route and on a regular schedule by a vehicle; collects monies and receipts for accountable mail; picks up mail from customers' roadside boxes.

5. Sells stamps, stamped paper and money orders; accepts C.O.D., registered, certified, and insured mail and parcel post; furnishes routine information concerning postal matters and provides requested forms to customer.

6. Returns mail collected, undeliverable mail, and submits monies and receipts to post office.

7. Prepares mail for forwarding amd maintains records of change of address information.

8. Prepares a daily trip report and maintains a list of the customers on the route.

9. Conducts special surveys when required.

10. Maintains an inventory of stamps and stamped paper as needed to provide service to customers on the route.

11. Provides for mail security at all times.

Rural Carrier Associates are non-career employees who provide customers along a rural route a variety of services including delivering and collecting mail and selling stamps, supplies and money orders. Desirable candidates may be required to have a vehicle suitable for use and live within easy commuting distance of the facility location.

The job is physically demanding. Work is performed indoors and outdoors in all types of weather. Carriers may be required to load and unload trays and containers of mail and parcels weighing as much as 70 pounds. Work is available usually on Saturdays, then on an as needed basis to cover the absence of the carrier.

 

 

 

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The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (USPS OIG) plays a key role in maintaining the integrity and accountability of America’s postal service, its revenue and assets, and its employees. With $67.3 billion in revenue, the Postal Service is at the core of a more than $1.3 trillion mailing industry that employs more than 8 million people. The over 489,000 employees of the Postal Service comprise one of the largest civilian federal workforce in the country.

The USPS OIG achieves its mission of helping maintain confidence in the postal system and improving the Postal Service’s bottom line through independent audits and investigations. Audits of postal programs and operations help to determine whether the programs and operations are efficient and cost-effective. Investigations help prevent and detect fraud, waste, and misconduct and have a deterrent effect on postal crimes.

 

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