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Postal service to fill local jobs

January 24, 2013
Pine Island Eagle

The U.S. Postal Service is looking to fill positions. These positions are temporary but could lead to permanent employment.

The position of City Carrier Assistant is a new category of non-career employees. City Carrier Assistants are used to carry mail for routes where the regular carrier is not available.

City Carrier Assistants perform the same duties as regular letter carriers with a few differences. They do not receive full benefits or a pension and there is no set route or guarantee of 40 hours per work week. Salary and benefits include $15 an hour and paid vacation days and eligibility for health care benefits as required by law, or after the first 360-day term.

For years, the U.S. Postal Service has used transitional employees to fill carrier needs. Some transitional employees have been with the postal service for years.

Applicants must be 18 years or older. Applicants must have a valid state driver's

license, a safe driving record, and at least two years of documented driving experience. 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.

Applicants must apply online. Those who are interested in the position must apply online at by Sunday, Jan. 27.



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